death

When rapper Heavy D passed away in 2011 from a pulmonary embolism, the public saw his family rally together and settle his affairs. It seems there is one piece of business they didn’t handle was his will and the governing of the late rapper’s estate. Heavy D”s brother Floyd Myers filed court papers seeking control […]

  As we previously reported, the grandson of Malcom X and Betty Shabazz was killed tragically in Mexico yesterday. NewsOne is reporting tonight that the Shabazz family has released the following; We are deeply saddened by the passing of our beloved El Hajj Malcolm El Shabazz. To all who knew him, he offered kindness, encouragement […]

When it was announced that a member of Kris Kross had died, along with him went a piece of hip-hop’s childhood. Although people claimed they didn’t like Jermaine Dupri‘s tween rap duo, they all listened to the cassette of Kris Kross’ first album “Totally Krossed Out” in the privacy of their homes. It doesn’t matter […]

  According to AllHipHop.com  Frank Alexander, 2Pac’s former body guard who was present for the heyday of the Pac Death Row era, has passed away. Alexander was found dead in California and there are not a lot of known details surrounding the death. However, unconfirmed rumors are swirling that he took his own life. Alexander […]

The truth is definitely stranger than fiction. A prostitute in Zimbabwe thought to have been dead suddenly came back to life after she was placed in a coffin. As the story goes, the prostitute was in the middle of a wild session with a customer when she collapsed at the Manor Hotel in the city […]

This is no way to celebrate your birthday. Tuesday evening, three Long Island teenagers found they were on the wrong platform for the train in the Upper East Side in New York City. Instead of using the stairs to get to the other side, they decided to cross the platform. According to the Daily News, […]

Just when you thought we’d heard all of the dumbest excuses in the world, a woman from Tulsa, Oklahoma goes and does this. Amber Hilberling is on trial for second-degree murder in connection with the death of her Air Force veteran husband Josh Hilberling. She says it wasn’t her fault her husband fell out of […]

  As another year passes, many are left to wonder what could have been for the life of one of the most prolific Hip Hop artists to ever bless a microphone. Writers often focus on the life and career of Christopher Wallace, and gloss over what his loss meant to Hip Hop across the board. […]

Sad news for the gospel world- Cleotha Staples of the Staple Singers died this past Thursday.  The eldest sibling of the legendary singing group, Cleotha had suffered from Alzheimer’s disease for the past 12 years. READ:  The Greatest Soundtracks From The Blaxploitation Era Cleotha was born April 11, 1934 in Mississippi.  The Staple Singers were […]

It’s hard to believe that around this time a year ago we lost Whitney Houston. As the one-year anniversary of her death is coming up, Madame Tussauds has decided to make not one, but four wax figures of the singer. RELATED: Top 10 Whitney Houston Songs Each figure will be at a different location, and the […]

One of New York City’s most popular mayors Ed Koch died early this morning. He was 88 years old. Koch had been battling health issues for an extended period of time. The former mayor had recently been hospitalized for complications with one of his lungs. He landed in the hospital last September after a bout […]

It’s a sad day for fans of former HBO series “The Wire.” Robert F. Chew who played Proposition Joe was found dead in his Baltimore apartment yesterday. The actor succumbed to cardiovascular disease. Chew was morbidly obese and that was named as a factor that contributed in his death. This is according to the Baltimore […]