Tag: obit

Woman Who Almost Killed MLK in ’58 Dead at 98

Would-be killer Izola Ware Curry was found to be mentally ill

Cleotha Staples of The Staple Singers, dies at 78

The eldest sibling in the influential gospel group The Staple Singers, Cleotha Staples, has died. She was 78.

Antoine Ashley of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ dies

LOS ANGELES — A contestant who competed on RuPaul’s Drag Race as Sahara Davenport died of heart failure. Antoine Ashley was 27. Ashley died from ...

Motown producer Frank Wilson dies

DUARTE, Calif. — Motown record producer and songwriter Frank Wilson, who worked with the Supremes, the Temptations and Marvin Gaye, has died in Southern California at ...

Michael Clarke Duncan dead at 54

The Oscar-nominated actor never recovered from heart attack suffered in July

Tuskegee airman George Hickman dies in Seattle at 88

SEATTLE — George Hickman, one of the original Tuskegee airmen and a longtime usher at University of Washington and Seattle Seahawks games, has died at ...

‘Malcolm X’ actor Al Freeman Jr. dies at 78

LOS ANGELES — Albert “Al” Freeman Jr., the veteran actor who played Elijah Muhammad in Spike Lee’s epic film, Malcolm X, has died. He was ...