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R&B Memorial Site: Notable Deaths & Obituaries

The most viewed memorials & obituaries in the R&B Memorial Site.

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...
NEW YORK (AP) – Gerald Levert, the fiery singer of passionate R&B love songs and the son of O'Jays singer Eddie Levert, died on Friday. He was 40. His label, Atlantic Records, confirmed that Levert died at his home in Cleveland, Ohio. "All of us at Atlantic are shocked and deeply saddened by his untimely death. He was one of the greatest voices of our time, who sang with unmatched soulfulness and power, as well as a tremendously gifted composer and an accomplished producer," the...
NEW YORK (AP) - Grammy winner Luther Vandross, whose deep, lush voice on such hits as "Here and Now" and "Any Love" sold more than 25 million albums while providing the romantic backdrop for millions of couples worldwide, died Friday. He was 54. Vandross died at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Edison, N.J., said hospital spokesman Rob Cavanaugh. He did not release the cause of death. Since suffering a stroke in his Manhattan home on April 16, 2003, the R&B crooner stopped...
Whitney Houston Obituary (AP News)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Whitney Houston's last days...

James Brown Obituary (AP News)

ATLANTA (AP) - James Brown, the dynamic,...

Aretha Franklin Obituary (AP News)

Aretha Franklin (1942 – 2018) was affectionately...

Teena Marie Obituary (AP News)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Teena Marie, who made history...

Teddy Pendergrass Obituary (AP News)

NEW YORK (AP) — Legendary singer Teddy...

Don Cornelius Obituary (AP News)

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Soul Train" host Don...

Bobbi Brown Obituary (AP News)

Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of singers Bobby...

Clarence Clemons Obituary (AP News)

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Clarence Clemons,...

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