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Fontella Bass Dead: ‘Rescue Me’ Singer Dies at 72

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Fontella Bass, a St. Louis-born soul singer who hit the top of the R&B charts with "Rescue Me" in 1965, has died.

Bass died Wednesday night at a St. Louis hospice of complications from a heart attack suffered three we

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Capital STEEZ Suicide: 19-Year-Old Joey Bada$$ Associate Dead on Christmas Eve

Capital Steez, a member of up-and-coming Brooklyn rap group Pro Era, committed suicide on Christmas Eve (Dec. 24).

The 19-year-old MC, born Jamal Dewar, announced his intentions a minute before midnight on Sunday (Dec. 23,) tweet

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Amy Winehouse Inquest to Be Reopened Due to Unqualified Coroner

LONDON (AP) - The inquest into the death of soul singer Amy Winehouse was overseen by a coroner who lacked the proper qualifications and must be heard again next month, officials said Monday.

Assistant deputy coroner Suzanne Greenaway, who handled the inquest, resigned in November 2011 after her qualifications were quest

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Michael Jackson ‘Bad’ Jacket, Costumes Auctioned, Lady Gaga Buys 55 Pieces

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Costumes worn by Michael Jackson commanded hundreds of thousands of dollars at auction, and Lady Gaga was among the collectors.

Gaga tweeted Sunday that she bought 55 pieces in the sale administered by Julien's Auctions and said sh

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Blaque’s Natina Reed Killed in Pedestrian Car Accident

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The music community is mourning the loss of 32-year-old Natina Reed, a member of the '90s R&B trio, Blaque. Reed was also a actress who had roles in 2000's "Bring It On" and 2003's "Honey."

Reed wa

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LL Cool J Mourns Death of Father James Nunya

LL Cool J has lost his father, James Nunya. The rapper-actor recently took to Twitter to tell fans of his dad's passing at the age of 65.

"RIP to My Father James Nunya. You passed away ... But The lessons you taught me live on in my heart. Thank you. I love you," he

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Chris Lighty’s Death Ruled a Suicide by Medical Examiner’s Office

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York City medical examiner's office has ruled the death of hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty a suicide.

The 44-year-old manager of Mariah Carey, Sean "Diddy" Combs and 50 Cent wa

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Chris Lighty’s Death an Apparent Suicide, According to Police

NEW YORK (AP) - A hip-hop mogul who managed Sean "Diddy" Combs, 50 Cent and Mariah Carey was found dead in his New York City apartment Thursday in an apparent suicide, police said.

Chris Lighty, 4

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Chris Lighty Dead: Industry Veteran Dies at 43

Industry veteran Chris Lighty has died at 43, reportedly due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Aug. 30.

The Bronx, N.Y. native got his start carrying crates for DJ Red Alert, which lead to a position at Ru

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Michael Jackson ‘Bad’ Anniversary: Ne-Yo Reflects on Album’s Impact — Exclusive Video

On August 31, 1987, Michael Jackson released his now-iconic Bad album. This Friday marks the 25th anniversary of the King of Pop's historic record, which includes classics like "Smooth Criminal," "The Way You Make Me Feel," "Man in the Mirror" and, of course, the album's title track, "Bad."

In celebration of Bad, we asked our recent Sessions perf

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