Obituaries

The basketball world mourns the loss of a true icon as NBA Hall of Famer Bill Walton passed away at the age of 71 after a courageous battle with cancer. Known not only for his prowess on the court but also for his colorful commentary and larger-than-life personality, Walton leaves behind a lasting legacy that […] The post NBA Hall Of Famer Bill Walton Dead at 71 appeared first on 93.5 / 107.5 The Fan.

Two-time PGA Tour winner Grayson Murray died by suicide Saturday at the age of 30. His family confirmed the details of his death Sunday, according to ESPN. Murray had pulled out of the second round of the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth Friday, citing illness. GSE Worldwide, confirmed his death […]

Christian singer Mandisa died at her Nashville home on Thursday, K-LOVE reports. She was 47. At this time, her cause of death is unknown. Want gospel news at your fingertips? Text “BMORE” To 52140 to join our text club! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITaeONSK7ng&t=6s The Grammy winner was a member of the Fisk Jubilee Singers and American Idol contestant. […]

OJ Simpson, the former NFL great who was infamously tried and acquitted of murdering his ex-wife, died from cancer on April 10.

Sandra Crouch, the twin sister of Andraé Crouch who became a gospel great in her own right, transitioned on March 17 at age 81.

Tributes have poured in for “The Black Eagle." The post RIP Joe Madison: Tributes Pour In After ‘The Black Eagle’ Radio Legend And Activist Dies At 74 appeared first on NewsOne.

Dr. Roni Dean-Burren, an education activist who called out the publisher of her teen son’s history textbook for calling slaves migrant “workers,” died at 46. The post Dr. Roni Dean-Burren, Texas Mom Who Called Out Textbook For Lying About Slavery, Dies At 46 appeared first on NewsOne.

Bertie Bowman, the longest-serving Black Congressional staffer who worked on Capitol Hill for more than 60 years in various roles from the custodial to those of much more political significance, has died at 92. The post Rest In Power: Notable Black People Who Have Died In 2023 appeared first on NewsOne.

The steady stream of tributes to Harry Belafonte underscores the indelible impact his life had on not just Black people but also the world.

A shroud of sorrow is cloaked over the shoulders of Black Twitter, which is mourning the death of soul singer Bobby Caldwell. The post Black Twitter Mourns Bobby Caldwell After Soul Singer Dies At 71 appeared first on NewsOne.

Actor and comedian Anthony "A.J." Johnson has reportedly died at the age of 56. A GoFundMe online crowdfunding effort has begun to help pay for his funeral and support his family.

One of the many familiar faces of television from the 1970’s has passed away this month. Actor Gregory Sierra died on Jan. 4 in California “according to Orange County records.”  His death was recently confirmed through a family spokesperson. From KIRO-TV Seattle: Sierra played Julio Fuentes, the Puerto Rican neighbor of Fred Sanford on “Sanford […]