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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...
LONDON (AP) - Richard Wright, a founding member of the rock group Pink Floyd, died Monday. He was 65. Pink Floyd's spokesman Doug Wright, who is not related to the artist, said Wright died after a battle with cancer at his home in Britain. He says the band member's family did not want to give more details about his death. Wright met Pink Floyd members Roger Waters and Nick Mason in college and joined their early band, Sigma 6. Along with the late Syd Barrett, the four formed Pink...
Wayman Tisdale, a three-time All-American at Oklahoma who played 12 seasons in the NBA, died after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 44. Tisdale died Friday morning at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, hospital spokeswoman Joy McGill said. He learned of a cancerous cyst below his right knee after breaking his leg in a fall at his home in Los Angeles on Feb. 8, 2007. His leg was amputated last August. He made several public appearances since, including April 7 at an Oklahoma City...
Ray Charles Obituary (AP News)

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Ray Charles, the...

Lou Rawls Obituary (AP News)

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Lou Rawls, the velvet-voiced...

LeRoi Moore Obituary (AP News)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeRoi Moore, the versatile...

Jessy Dixon Obituary (AP News)

CHICAGO (AP) - Jessy Dixon, a singer and...

Jeff Healey Obituary (AP News)

TORONTO (AP) - Blind rock and jazz musician Jeff...

Amy Winehouse Obituary (AP News)

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

Anita O'Day Obituary (AP News)

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Anita O'Day, whose sassy...

Patti Page Obituary (AP News)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Unforgettable songs like...

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