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Randall Kenan Dies: Author Depicted Black, Gay Life in Prose

Randall Kenan Dies: Author Depicted Black, Gay Life in Prose

Aug 30, 2020

Randall Kenan, an author whose stories explored the experience of being Black and gay in the American South, has died. He was 57.

Chadwick Boseman, Who Embodied Black Icons, Dies of Cancer

Chadwick Boseman, Who Embodied Black Icons, Dies of Cancer

By Ryan Pearson | Aug 29, 2020

Chadwick Boseman, who achieved international stardom at the titular character in "Black Panther," died Friday from complications from colon cancer. He was 43.

Two Navajo Sisters Who Were Inseparable Died of COVID Just Weeks Apart

Two Navajo Sisters Who Were Inseparable Died of COVID Just Weeks Apart

Aug 26, 2020

Cheryl and Corrina Thinn are among hundreds of U.S. health care workers who died after helping patients battle the virus.

Adult Performer Roman Heart Passed Away, Social Media Reports

Adult Performer Roman Heart Passed Away, Social Media Reports

Aug 24, 2020

Roman Heart, the award-winning adult performer, reportedly died late last year, according to his friend and a number of social media posts that have come up in the last week. He was 33.

'RuPaul's Drag Race' Star Chi Chi DeVayne Dies at 34

'RuPaul's Drag Race' Star Chi Chi DeVayne Dies at 34

Aug 20, 2020

"RuPaul's Drag Race" star Chi Chi DeVayne has died after a stint in the hospital. She was 34.

Former Illinois Gov. Thompson, Who Fought Corruption, Dies

Former Illinois Gov. Thompson, Who Fought Corruption, Dies

By Don Babwin | Aug 15, 2020

Former Illinois Gov. James R. Thompson, whose prosecutions of public officials — including a predecessor — helped catapult him to become the state's longest-serving chief executive, has died. He was 84.

Media Mogul Sumner Redstone Dies at 97

Media Mogul Sumner Redstone Dies at 97

Aug 12, 2020

Sumner Redstone, who built a media empire from his family's drive-in movie chain, has died. He was 97.

Wilford Brimley, 'Cocoon' and 'Natural' Actor, Dies at 85

Wilford Brimley, 'Cocoon' and 'Natural' Actor, Dies at 85

By Lynn Elber | Aug 2, 2020

Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from movie stunt rider to an indelible character actor who brought gruff charm, and sometimes menace, to a range of films that included "Cocoon," "The Natural" and "The Firm," has died.

Connie Culp, 1st US Partial Face Transplant Recipient, Dies

Connie Culp, 1st US Partial Face Transplant Recipient, Dies

Aug 2, 2020

Connie Culp, the recipient of the first partial face transplant in the U.S., has died at 57, almost a dozen years after the groundbreaking operation.

Alan Parker, Director of "Midnight Express," Dies at 76

By Jill Lawless | Aug 1, 2020

Alan Parker, a successful and sometimes surprising filmmaker whose diverse output includes "Bugsy Malone," "Midnight Express," and "Evita," has died at 76, his family said.

Former GOP Presidential Candidate Herman Cain Dies at 74

Jul 30, 2020

Herman Cain, former Republican presidential candidate and former CEO of a major pizza chain who went on to become an ardent supporter of President Donald Trump, has died of complications from the coronavirus. He was 74.

Olivia de Havilland, Oscar-Winning Actress, Dies at 104

By Hillel Italie | Jul 26, 2020

Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland, best known as the kindly Melanie in "Gone With the Wind," has died. She was 104.

'Hey Qween!' Host, Iconic LA Performer Lady Red Couture Dies, Twitter Reacts

Jul 26, 2020

Lady Red Couture, host of the popular YouTube series "Hey Qween!" and an LA-based drag performer, has died. She was 43.

Report: Television Personality Regis Philbin Dies at 88

By David Bauder | Jul 25, 2020

Regis Philbin, the genial host who shared his life with television viewers over morning coffee for decades and helped himself and some fans strike it rich with the game show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," has died at 88.

Fleetwood Mac Blues Guitarist Peter Green Dies at 73

By Robert Barr and Danica Kirka | Jul 25, 2020

Peter Green, the dexterous blues guitarist who led the first incarnation of Fleetwood Mac in a career shortened by psychedelic drugs and mental illness, has died at 73.

John Lewis, Lion of Civil Rights and Congress, Dies at 80

By Calvin Woodward and Desiree Seals | Jul 18, 2020

John Lewis, a lion of the civil rights movement whose bloody beating by Alabama state troopers in 1965 helped galvanize opposition to racial segregation, and who went on to a long and celebrated career in Congress, has died.

Rep. John Lewis Remembered for Legacy of 'Good Trouble'

Jul 18, 2020

John Lewis is being remembered by congressional colleagues, civil rights leaders and former presidents as a "titan" of the struggle against racial discrimination.

Phyllis Somerville, Actor of Stage And Screen, Dies at 76

Jul 18, 2020

Phyllis Somerville, an actor with a lengthy career of roles in film, television and Broadway productions, has died. She was 76.

Naya Rivera, Who Rose to Fame on 'Glee,' Dies at 33

By Mark Kennedy | Jul 14, 2020

Naya Rivera, a singer and actor who played a gay cheerleader on the hit TV musical comedy "Glee," was found dead Monday in a Southern California lake. She was 33.

Kelly Preston, Actor and Wife of John Travolta, Dies at 57

Jul 13, 2020

Kelly Preston, who played dramatic and comic foil to actors ranging from Tom Cruise in "Jerry Maguire" to Arnold Schwarzenegger in "Twins," died Sunday, husband John Travolta said. She was 57.

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