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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...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson, defined in equal parts as the world's greatest entertainer and perhaps its most enigmatic figure, was about to attempt one of the greatest comebacks of all time. Then his life was cut shockingly — and so far, mysteriously — short. The 50-year-old musical superstar died Thursday, just as he was preparing for what would be a series of 50 concerts starting July 13 at London's famed 02 arena. Jackson had been spending hours and hours toiling with a team of...
ATLANTA (AP) - Coretta Scott King wore her grief with remarkable grace, and it made her one of the most influential figures in the struggle for civil rights. The "first lady of the civil rights movement," who died in her sleep Tuesday at age 78, was a supportive lieutenant to her husband, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and after his assassination in 1968, she carried on his work while raising their four children. Coretta Scott King died at an alternative medicine clinic in Mexico....
Gerald Levert Obituary (AP News)

NEW YORK (AP) – Gerald Levert, the fiery singer...

Luther Vandross Obituary (AP News)

NEW YORK (AP) - Grammy winner Luther Vandross,...

Joey Feek Obituary (AP News)

Joey Feek, a member of the hit country and...

George Jones Obituary (AP News)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - George Jones, the...

G.E. Patterson Obituary (AP News)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - G.E. Patterson, the...

René Angélil Obituary (AP News)

René Angélil, the husband and former manager of...

Whitney Houston Obituary (AP News)

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

Darrell Abbott Obituary (AP News)

CHELSEA J. CARTER AP National Writer ...

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