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Posted on Oct 12 2016

Tommy Ford, ‘Martin’ actor, Dies at 52

Tommy Ford, the actor who famously portrayed Tommy on the hit comedy series “Martin,” has passed away. He was 52. Ford, a veteran actor with more than 80 film credits to his name, died Wednesday at a hospital in Atlanta following complications from a knee surgery. In the movies, Ford appeared in Kid ‘n’ Play’s 1992 classic Class Act,... Read More »
Posted on Sep 24 2016

Bill Nunn, ‘Do the Right Thing’ actor, dies at 62

Bill Nunn, the actor who rose to fame as “Radio Raheem” in Spike Lee‘s 1989 film Do the Right Thing, died Saturday in Pittsburg, according to the director. He was 62. Lee made the announcement in a tribute to the actor on Instagram. “My Dear Friend, My Dear Morehouse Brother- Da Great Actor Bill Nunn As Most Of You Know... Read More »
Posted on Jan 03 2014

Oscar Nominee Juanita Moore Dead at 99

NEW YORK (AP) — Juanita Moore, a groundbreaking actress and an Academy Award nominee for her role as Lana Turner’s friend in the classic weeper Imitation of Life, has died. Actor Kirk Kelleykahn, her grandson, said Moore collapsed and died Wednesday at her home in Los Angeles. She was 99, according to Kelleykahn. Accounts of her age have differed... Read More »
Posted on Aug 19 2013

Lee Thompson Young Dead at 29

Lee Thompson Young, the actor who played Detective Barry Frost on TNT’s tentpole drama “Rizzoli & Isles,” was found dead Monday in an apparent suicide. He was 29. According to reports, Young’s body was discovered by his landlord in his North Hollywood apartment after he failed to show up for work in the morning. He rose to fame as the... Read More »
Posted on Jul 01 2013

‘Enter The Dragon’ actor Jim Kelly Dies at 67

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Actor Jim Kelly, who played a glib American martial artist in “Enter the Dragon” with Bruce Lee, has died. He was 67. Marilyn Dishman, Kelly’s ex-wife, said he died Saturday of cancer at his home in San Diego. Sporting an Afro hairstyle and sideburns, Kelly made a splash with his one-liners and fight scenes in... Read More »
Posted on Sep 11 2012

Michael Clarke Duncan Laid to Rest (Photos)

Michael Clarke Duncan was laid to rest yesterday at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Hollywood Hills, CA. The funeral was attended by a lot of Duncan’s famous friends and former co-stars including, among others, Vivica A. Fox, Robert Townsend, Holly Robinson Peete, Ving Rhames, Kimberly Elise and Sheryl Lee Ralph. The service was led by a gospel choir  with singers Angie Stone, Kelly... Read More »
Posted on Sep 03 2012

Michael Clarke Duncan Dead at 54

Actor Michael Clarke Duncan, known for a number of roles, including the Academy Award-nominated John Coffey in ‘The Green Mile,’ has died this morning in a Los Angeles hospital after two months of treatment following a July 13 heart attack. He was 54 years old. The Associated Press reports: LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Clarke Duncan, the hulking, prolific... Read More »
Posted on Jul 24 2012

Sherman Hemsley Dead At 74

Sherman Hemsley, the actor who famously played George Jefferson in “The Jeffersons,” has passed away. According to TMZ, officials have confirmed Hemsley died at his home in El Paso earlier today. It’s unclear how the 74 year-old actor died, but sources close to the website believe it was of natural causes. The Jeffersons enjoyed an 11-year run through 1985, becoming the longest-running sitcom with... Read More »
Posted on Feb 11 2012

Whitney Houston, Legendary Singer and Actress, Dies at 48

The Associated Press is reporting that iconic singer and actress, Whitney Houston, has died at the age of 48. The entertainment icon was in the midst of planning a career comeback. Despite rumors of serious financial trouble and a deadly case of emphysema, Houston recently wrapped filming the big screen remake of the 70’s musical Sparkle, alongside ex-American Idol Jordin Sparks and Gossip... Read More »