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Anita Pointer, Grammy-Winning Artist and Founding Member of R&B Group Pointer Sisters, Dies at 74

Anita Pointer, the Grammy-winning artist who was a founding member of the R&B pop sister group The Pointer Sisters, has died. She was 74. “She fought a very heroic battle with cancer,” her publicist, Roger Neal, told The Hollywood Reporter. “She was surrounded by family at the time of her death.” Pointer’s sister Ruth, brothers […]

Thom Bell, Philadelphia Soul Icon, Dies at 79

Thom Bell, the iconic pioneer of Philadelphia soul in the 1970s, died on Thursday in Bellingham, Washington. He was 79. The news was first reported by Philly R&B radio station 105.3 WDAS-FM, with host Patty Jackson saying, “We remember Thom Bell: record producer, arranger and songwriter known for his work with Linda Creed, Gamble and […]

Drummer Dino Danelli, Co-Founder of the Rascals, Steven Van Zandt Band Member, Dies at 78

Drummer Dino Danelli, an original member of 1960s New Jersey rock group The Rascals has died. He was 78. His death was confirmed by Rascals archivist and friend Joe Russo on Danelli’s Facebook page, where Russo wrote, “To know Dino, you must understand that art was his life. Art, music and film consumed his mind […]

Charles Koppelman, Former Music Exec and Martha Stewart Living Chairman, Dies at 82

Charles Koppelman, former music executive and Martha Stewart chairman, died on Friday. He was 82. A cause of death was not given at the time. His son, showrunner Brian Koppelman, announced the loss on his social media, saying, “I’ll write more about my dad, Charles Koppelman, when I can. But the only thing that matters […]

Wilko Johnson, Dr. Feelgood Musician and ‘Game of Thrones’ Actor, Dies at 75

Wilko Johnson, the guitarist with British blues-rock band Dr. Feelgood who had an unexpected career renaissance after being diagnosed with terminal cancer, has died. He was 75. A statement posted Wednesday on Johnson’s official social media accounts on behalf of his family said the musician died Monday evening at his home in southeast England. Born […]

Hilary Duff, New Kids on the Block, Tyler Hilton Pay Tribute to Aaron Carter: “You Had a Charm That Was Absolutely Effervescent”

Stars took to social media on Saturday to pay tribute to former teen pop sensation Aaron Carter, who died at age 34 in his Lancaster, California, home. Carter rose to fame in the early 2000s with his second studio album, Aaron’s Party (Come and Get It). The triple-platinum album included his iconic song “I Want […]

Madame Wu, Famed Southern California Restaurateur, Dies at 106

Madame Sylvia Wu, whose iconic restaurant Madame Wu’s Garden served Hollywood A-listers for decades, has died. She was 106. According to the Los Angeles Times, the famed restaurateur died on Sept. 29. When Wu, her husband and their three kids moved from New York to Los Angeles, she was shocked to find inauthentic Cantonese dishes […]

Judith Durham, Lead Singer of The Seekers and Australia’s Folk Music Icon, Dies at 79

Judith Durham, Australia’s folk music icon who achieved global fame as the lead singer of The Seekers, has died. She was 79. Durham died in Alfred Hospital in Melbourne on Friday night after suffering complications from a long-standing lung disease, Universal Music Australia and Musicoast said in a statement on Saturday. She made her first […]

Bernard Cribbins, British Children’s TV Icon and ‘Doctor Who’ Star, Dies at 93

Bernard Cribbins, the British actor, singer and children’s entertainer whose career spanned seven decades and famously included roles in Doctor Who, has died. He was 93. News of Cribbins’ death was confirmed to the BBC by his family. A prolific performer across film, TV and stage, Cribbins — born in Oldham, Lancashire in 1928 — was perhaps […]

Vicky Eguia, Amazon Studios PR Executive, Dies at 48

Amazon Studios PR executive Vicky Eguia died Saturday in Los Angeles after a long battle with cancer. She was 48. Eguia spent years as head of publicity for Amazon’s original movies before moving into a new role as the director of PR for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Community Relations. Amazon Studios head Jen Salke […]

Eddie Mekka, ‘Laverne & Shirley’ Star and Tony Award Nominee, Dies at 69

Actor Eddie Mekka, a regular on the 1970s and ’80s sitcom Laverne & Shirley and a Tony Award nominee, has died. Mekka died Saturday at his home in Newhall, California, according to the actor’s official Facebook page. He was 69 years old; a cause of death wasn’t given. Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, Mekka headed the […]

Marc Pilcher, Emmy-Winning ‘Bridgerton’ Makeup Designer, Dies of COVID-19 at 53

Marc Pilcher, the U.K-based hair and makeup designer who won an Emmy for Bridgerton, has died. He was 53. Pilcher passed away on Sunday after a battle with COVID-19 just three weeks after he won the Creative Arts Emmy award for his work on the hit Netflix series, his agent confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. He […]