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Hip Hop Memorial Site: Notable Deaths & Obituaries

The most viewed memorials & obituaries in the Hip Hop Memorial Site.

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Prince Rogers Nelson, the musical superstar known better simply as Prince, died April 21. He was 57. One of the best-selling musicians of all time, a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Prince won seven Grammy awards, a Golden Globe, and an Academy Award. Songs including “When Doves Cry,” “Raspberry Beret,” and “Kiss” soared to popularity and became pop-culture staples, widely known by fans of all genres of music. His broad appeal was due in part to the eclectic combinations of...
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Teena Marie, who made history as Motown's first white act but developed a lasting legacy with her silky soul pipes and with hits like "Lovergirl," "Square Biz," and "Fire and Desire" with mentor Rick James, has died. She was 54. The confirmation came from a publicist, Jasmine Vega, who worked with Teena Marie on her last album. Her manager, Mike Gardner, also confirmed her death to CNN. Teena Marie, known as the "Ivory Queen of Soul," was certainly not the first...
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Heavy D, the self-proclaimed "overweight lover" of hip-hop who became one of rap's top hit-makers with wit, humor and a positive vibe, has died. He was 44. Lt. Mark Rosen of the Beverly Hills police said Heavy D died in a Los Angeles hospital Tuesday after collapsing outside his home. Rosen said Beverly Hills police officers were dispatched to Heavy D's condominium building Tuesday morning after receiving a report of an unconscious person laying on the walkway of a...
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Donda West Obituary (AP News)

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Donda West, mother of Kanye...

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Lisa Lopes Obituary (AP News)

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) – Lisa "Left Eye"...

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Chris Kelly Obituary (AP News)

ATLANTA (AP) — Chris Kelly, half of the 1990s kid...

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Chad Butler Obituary (AP News)

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Pimp C, one-half of the...

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Jacqueline Donahue Obituary (AP News)

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Jacqueline "Jackie" Donahue, a...

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Amy Winehouse Obituary (AP News)

LONDON (AP) — Few artists summed up their own...

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Natina Reed Obituary (AP News)

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities are trying the figure...

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Lil Peep Obituary (AP News)

Rapper Lil Peep, a budding star whose emotional,...

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