Aretha Franklin, one of the most popular and influential musicians of all time, is “gravely ill,” according to WDIV Local 4 in Detroit, her hometown.On Monday morning, the outlet reported that the 76-year-old singer was requesting prayers in the face of her unspecified illness.Veteran journalist Roland S. Martin also took... Read More.
Craig Turner, the eldest son of music legend Tina Turner, has died of an apparent suicide in Studio City, California, CBS News has confirmed. He was 59. John Kades, a captain with Los Angeles County Coroner's Office, told CBS News that the preliminary report from LAPD North Hollywood is that Turner died... Read More.
Joe Jackson the music manager and father of 11, died early Wednesday morning. He was 89.The Jackson family patriarch had been battling terminal pancreatic cancer.Grandsons Randy Jackson Jr. and Taj Jackson confirmed the news in tweets Wednesday afternoon, writing, “RIP to the king that made everything possible! I love you grandpa” and “Joe... Read More.
Anthony Bourdain, the gifted chef, storyteller and writer who took TV viewers around the world to explore culture, cuisine and the human condition for nearly two decades, has died. He was 61.The cause of death was suicide.Bourdain was in France working on an upcoming episode of... Read More.
A bus driver’s social post of graduating high school student Corey Patrick became a viral sensation, landing the youth on the Rickey Smiley Morning Show, where he was rewarded for his determination with a car.Rickey Smiley, who hosts the award-winning nationally syndicated morning show, invited Patrick on the radio show following his graduation... Read More.
Britains Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are requesting “understanding and respect” for Markle’s father after a celebrity news site reported he would not be coming to the royal wedding to walk his daughter down the aisle, Kensington Palace said Monday night.A palace statement on “this difficult situation” did not confirm the TMZ report... Read More.
Actors Robert DeNiro and Alec Baldwin are giving some fundraising help to a Democrat hoping to unseat Republican Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi.Howard Sherman is one of six Democrats in the June 5 primary. He is married to actress Sela Ward, and they have a home near Meridian, Mississippi, where she was raised.... Read More.
He was the second oldest member of one of the all-time great family groups, and his saxophone drove many of their biggest hits. Charles Neville of The Neville Brothers passes away at age 79. Neville died after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.Neville’s famous brother Aaron posted of the death on Twitter: "My dear... Read More.