This Tragedy Shouldn’t Happen to Radio Pros Today

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Truly one of the saddest stories we've ever written in Digital and Radio Facts and a lesson to radio DJs and entertainment pros to never leave your fate in the hands of others with the advent of technology. [...]

Former Radio DJ Died Penniless and Sick, Sold Peanuts outside Stadium to Survive

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Truly one of the saddest stories we've ever written in Radio Facts and a lesson to radio DJs to never leave your fate in the hands of others. Time is of the essence. RIP LaVerne.Radio Facts: A former St. [...]

Maurice White, Founder Earth Wind & Fire Dies

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Radio Facts: Originally posted on 2016-02-04 16:13:37We're sorry to report that lead singer and founder of the legendary group Earth Wind & Fire, Maurice White has died. He passed in his sleep this morning and has been suffering from Parkinson's disease for many years. He was 74. [...]

Songwriter/Performer Nick Ashford of Ashford and Simpson Dies

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Originally posted on 2011-08-22 19:30:35Radio Facts – Ashford and Simpson are responsible for some of Motown record's biggest hits. One-half of the legendary Motown songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson died today from complications of throat cancer, which he had been treating with radiation for some time. [...]

Sister who Loaned Berry Gordy $800 to Start Motown Dies

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Radio Facts – I was reading an article that stated that same money today would be valued at $6000.00Originally posted on 2011-08-29 00:20:07Esther Gordy Edwards (April 25, 1920 "“ August 24, 2011) was a staff member and associate of her younger brother Berry Gordy's fabled Motown label during [...]

Poet/Musician Gil Scott-Heron Dies

Radio Facts: Poet and Musician Gil Scott-Heron, 62, died yesterday (Friday) in New York. Heron is credited with being one of the most influential hip hop music and spoken word pioneers. [...]

Rap Singer Nate Dogg Dies at 41

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Radio Facts: Originally posted on 2011-03-16 09:43:36Nathaniel "Nate Dogg" Hale has passed. The rap-singer who recorded on many hit rap and R&B records in the 90s had suffered two debilitating strokes that left him paralyzed over the last few years and was dealing with deteriorating health. [...]

Rapper Shawty Lo Dies in Car Crash

Radio Facts: Originally posted on 2016-09-21 07:02:33 The hip hop music community has lost Shawty Lo after a car crash early this morning. The 40-year-old died after his 2016 Audi crashed into two trees ejecting him from the car. He was pronounced dead at the scene. [...]

Singer Amy Winehouse Found Dead

Radio Facts: Originally posted on July 23 2011 18:05:05 [...]

“Thriller” Songwriter, Rod Temperton Dead at 66 Years Old

Originally posted on 2016-10-05 08:41:28Radio Facts: Radio Facts is sad to report British songwriter Rod Temperton has died after a battle with cancer. Jon Platt, Chairman & CEO of Warner/Chappell, announced the news in a statement earlier today. Temperton was 66 years old.“[Rod Temperton’s] family is devastated and request total privacy at this, the saddest of sad times,” Platt also wrote in the statement.Referred to as “The Invisible Man,” without Platt the world wouldn’t have a number of great songs.

DJ Martin Streek Commits Suicide After Being Laid off

Radio Facts: Radio Facts Originally posted July 6, 2009. Music Industry History Popular Toronto alternative-indie DJ Martin Streek killed himself shortly after posting a suicide note on his Facebook page on July 6, 2009. [...]

Singer Cuba Gooding Found Dead in Car in Woodland Hills, CA

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Radio Facts: Originally posted on April 17, 2017 16:05:0570s lead singer of the Main Ingredient and father to Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr., Cuba Gooding was found dead this morning in his car parked in Woodland Hills, CA TMZ reported. There was no sign of foul play. [...]

OH NO: Samuel Ferguson, President of Don Diva Magazine Shot Dead in Miami

Originally posted on 2020-05-11 18:05:05 Popular Toronto alternative-indie DJ Martin Streek killed himself shortly after posting a suicide note on his Facebook page July 6, 2009. [...]

Celebrity DJ AM Found Dead in New York

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Originally posted on 2020-05-11 14:05:05 Talk about getting a warning... Adam Goldstein merely escaped death almost a year ago next month and now the famous DJ has been found dead in his New York city apartment. [...]

Gospel Announcer Donna Creer Dies in Possible Arson Attack

Radio Facts: Originally posted on June 12, 2013 18:05:05 A major influential figure in the gospel music industry, Donna Creer, died in her bed early Wednesday morning along with her husband, Donald Creer, after a suspected arsonist set fire to their home both were announced dead upon arrival [...]

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