On March 9, 1997, rapper Biggie Smalls, born Christopher Wallace, had his life taken way too early. He was 24 years old. He was gunned down after leaving an industry party in Los Angeles, six months after the death of rapper Tupac Shakur. Being from Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, and seeing how this entire New York…
Fresh Kid Ice, one of the founding members of the Miami hip-hop group 2 Live Crew, has died at 53. Born Christopher Wong Won in 1964 in Port of Spain, Trinidad, he co-founded 2 Live Crew with DJ Mr. Mixx and Amazing V in 1984 and eventually was joined by Luther Campbell.
Just days after performing on tour in Las Vegas, Prodigy from the rap group Mobb Deep has died at the age of 42.
Updated Thursday, June 8, 2017, 11:52 a.m. EDT: The Morehouse College board of trustees has released the following statement regarding the sudden death of interim President William J. “Bill” Taggart:
While many of us celebrate Mother’s Day by honoring our mom with gifts, breakfast in bed, movie dates and all-around pampering, there are many people in the world who no longer have their mothers. This tragedy makes acknowledging this holiday difficult.
On Wednesday, former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was found unresponsive in his single cell at the Souza Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Mass. He was rushed to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Updated Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 10:26 a.m. EDT: Jose Baez, the attorney who represented Hernandez in his double-homicide trial, has launched an investigation on behalf of Hernandez. Baez says he believes it’s possible his former client was murdered by either inmates or prison officials, according to TMZ Sports.
In a Facebook Live video, Jamel Chandler, 21, of Brooklyn, N.Y., said that he hadn’t been home for a month and that cops were knocking at his door to arrest him. In an attempt to evade arrest, Chandler tied together some bedsheets and tried to escape from a window of the 11th-floor apartment where he was staying. But…
On Monday, court documents became public involving the death of Prince. The unsealed documents showed that the medications found in the singer’s home were not prescribed to him. Bottles of opioid painkillers found in the home were prescribed to Prince’s friend and former drummer Kirk Johnson, according to CNN.
Just a few days before the Boston Celtics were to take on the Chicago Bulls, star guard Isaiah Thomas’ 22-year-old sister, Chyna Thomas, was killed in a car crash. The news was shocking. Isaiah Thomas was considered a game-time decision, and in a sports trope that has become as sadistic as it is celebrated, Thomas…
The comedy world is mourning the loss of fellow comedian Charlie Murphy after the comic and actor died of leukemia Wednesday.
Over the weekend, the music world mourned Chuck Berry, the father of rock ’n’ roll, after the music legend died at the age of 90.
Famed songwriter and producer Leon Ware died Thursday at the age of 77. The Detroit native was known for the Isley Brothers’ “Got to Have You Back” and Michael Jackson‘s “I Wanna Be Where You Are.” Although Ware’s cause of death was not released, in 2009 he was being treated for prostate cancer.
I’m not much of a crier. But for the last couple of months, I can count on crying, or at least getting misty-eyed, every Tuesday night thanks to NBC’s This Is Us. And during this week’s episode, and through all of the spoilers on social media, even after watching it On Demand, I sobbed like a baby for at least a good…
Renowned for his unique vocal style and musical expressiveness, Al Jarreau died Sunday, Feb. 12, at the age of 76, just a week after being admitted to the hospital for exhaustion. The seven-time Grammy Award winner was the second vocalist in music history to receive the coveted award in three categories: jazz, pop and…
I can’t exactly remember what I was doing at 8:22 p.m. on Feb. 11, 2012, but according to Facebook, that’s the exact time I found out Whitney Houston died.
The world lost one of its greatest actresses Wednesday when Mary Tyler Moore died at the age of 80.
This time last year, with weight that I'm perfectly fine with calling "pregnancy weight" despite the fact that the gain began before my wife became pregnant still attached to my thighs, my face, and my gut, I weighted approximately 225 pounds. I was 199 when stepping on the scale this morning.
A mother and grandmother were found dead with multiple stab wounds inside their New Jersey home Monday, and a family member has been arrested and charged with murder in their deaths.
Don't romanticize the death of Fidel Castro, or the tales of his revolution, or the political asylum granted to Assata Shakur. Castro was a tyrannical dictator who kept the people of Cuba under his heel or at the end of his gun. From the time he took office in 1959 until his death Nov. 25, Castro's Cuba wasn't a…