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Deaths 2011

Poet/Musician Gil Scott-Heron Dies

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

Jimmy Fallon and Michelle Obama Present The Evolution of Mom Dancing

In honor of the First Lady's "Let's Move" caign, and to encourage parents everywhere to get up and get moving with...

Tom Lewis Former WYLD Owner Dies

Originally posted on 2011-12-27 09:56:51

Record exec John Atterberry dies after Hollywood shooting

Originally posted on 2011-12-13 01:44:32

Was this Vesta’s Last Performance? (vid)

This video was taped 4 to 5 days before she was found dead. She performed the same song in LA a couple of months ago but here she adds a religious element to the song "Congratulations" at the end, which was not typical of Vesta but her vocals were still on point.

Singer Vesta Williams Dies

Originally posted on 2011-09-23 09:55:26

Legendary Musician Raymond Jones has Died

Raymond Jones : Composer, Producer, Keyboardist, Musical Director, Poet, Babysitter, Provacateur, Visionary, Doer, Brother, Friend had passed. No details were given on Jones' death except that he had been ill.

Former Black Panther Elmer “Geronimo” Pratt has Died

After spending 27 years in prison for a murder conviction that was overturned, former Black Panther leader Elmer "Geronimo" Pratt made national headlines when...

Pioneer for Women and Blacks in the Entertainment Business, Fayrene Treadwell, Dies at 84

Pioneer for Women and Blacks in the Entertainment Business, Fayrene Treadwell, Dies at 84BURBANK, CA - Fayrene (Faye) Treadwell, one of the first female African American entertainment managers in history, died last week in BBlackk, CA where she lived with her daughter.

Cali Swag District Member Shot and Killed

Cali Swag District's M-Bone (Montae Talbert) appeared to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, according to investigators, as shots rang out...

Jeff “Fuzzy” Young from Something for the People has Died

Details are still a bit sketchy but sources say Jeff "Fuzzy" Young, a member of the R&B group Something for the People, died...

Popular WKYS Radio DJ William “Ill Will” Walker has Died

WKYS Radio DJ William "Ill Will" Walker passed last Wed after a brief illness that led to two heart attacks a week ago. He...

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