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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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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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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Donda West, mother of Kanye West and former chairwoman of Chicago State University's English department, has died, a spokesman for the rapper said. She was 58. Donda West died Saturday night in Los Angeles, said the spokesman, who asked for anonymity because not all family members had been notified. "The family respectfully asks for privacy during this time of grief," the spokesman said. A cause of death has not been released. Donda West was known for the...
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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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Deshaun Holton Obituary (AP News)

DETROIT (AP) -- Proof, a member of rap group D12...

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Adam Yauch Obituary (AP News)

NEW YORK (AP) - Adam Yauch, the gravelly voiced...

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