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  • Frankie Knuckles, Godfather of House Music, Dies ‘Unexpectedly’ at 59

    Apr 1, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment

    *Frankie Knuckles, known to many as the “godfather of house music” because he pioneered the electronic dance music in Chicago club culture during the 1970s and ’80s, died Monday at the age of 59, reports the Chicago Tribune. Knuckles’ longtime business partner Frederick Dunson confirmed the DJ’s death to the Tribune in an email, saying […]

  • Reggae Pioneer Wayne Smith Dies at 48

    Feb 20, 14 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

      *Wayne Smith, the reggae vocalist whose 1985 single “Under Mi Sleng Teng” reshaped Jamaican music by popularizing digital production in the genre, died in Kingston Monday at the age of 48, reports Rolling Stone. Smith was admitted to Kingston Public Hospital Friday after complaining of sudden stomach pains, according to his son, Tidel Smith, […]

  • We Remember: Poet/Playright Amiri Baraka Dies at 79

    Jan 9, 14 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *Amiri Baraka, the militant man of letters and tireless agitator whose blues-based, fist-shaking poems, plays and criticism made him a provocative and groundbreaking force in American culture, has died. He was 79. His booking agent, Celeste Bateman, told the Associated Press that Baraka, who had been hospitalized since last month, died Thursday at Newark Beth […]

  • ‘Imitation of Life’ Actress Juanita Moore Dies at 99

    Jan 2, 14 by EURpublisher02 13 Comments

    *Groundbreaking actress Juanita Moore, an Academy Award nominee for her role as Lana Turner’s black friend in the classic film “Imitation of Life,” has died, reports the Associated Press. Actor Kirk Kelleykahn, her grandson, said that Moore collapsed and died Wednesday at her home in Los Angeles. She was 99, according to Kelleykahn. Moore was […]

  • Grammy Winning Jazz Musician Yusef Lateef Dies at 93

    Dec 24, 13 by EURpublisher02 2 Comments

    *Grammy award-winning multi-instrumentalist musician Yusef Lateef, known for his innovative fusion of American Jazz with Indian raga, died yesterday at his home in Shutesbury, Massachusetts, reported Ace Showbiz. He was 93. The musician was suffering from prostrate cancer for several months. Lateef was born William Emanuel Huddleston in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on October 9, 1920. When […]

  • Original ‘Ironside’ Actor Don Mitchell Dies at 70

    Dec 12, 13 by EURpublisher02 7 Comments

    *Don Mitchell, who co-starred in the original “Ironside,” died of natural causes on Dec. 8, the Los Angeles Times reports. He was 70. Mitchell played Mark Sanger, the ex-con-turned aide to Raymond Burr’s wheelchair-bound Robert T. Ironside on the NBC series, which ran from 1967 to 1975. He later reprised the role in the 1993 […]