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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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Whitney Houston Dead: Singer Dies at 48, Body Found in Beverly Hilton Hotel

UPDATE: CNN reports that Houston's body was found in her room at the Beverly Hilton hotel by her bodyguard. Attempts to resuscitate the singer were made by emergency personnel but she did not respond. Her body still

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Motown Songwriter Nick Ashford Dies at 69

Nick Ashford, one-half of legendary Motown Records songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson, died Monday (Aug. 22) in a New York City hospital at the age of 69.

The acclaimed songwriter, who teamed with wife Valerie Simps

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VP Records Executive Joel Chin Shot and Killed in Jamaica

The reggae community is mourning the loss of VP Records executive Joel Chin, who was shot and killed Tuesday night (Aug. 16) at his home in St. Andrew, Jamaica.

As part of the VP team, Chin, 35, served as the company's Director of A&R. He was an instrumental part in launching the career

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Brooklyn Rapper Kampane Found Dead in New Jersey

Emerging Brooklyn rapper Kampane was found dead Tuesday morning (Aug. 17) in Paramus, N.J., multiple sources have reported. According to the New York Post, the 33-year-old MC had been shot once and badly burned -- to the poi

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Keri Hilson Apologizes for Amy Winehouse Tweet

Keri Hilson has officially been dubbed 'insensitive' by angered fans after publishing a tweet of her and a seemingly intoxicated woman that resembled Amy Winehouse, just hours before the late singer's funeral.

"*gasp* Amy Winehouse resurrected to party w/ me!!! (seriously, uncanny resemblance) http://t

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Amy Winehouse Funeral Features Eulogy by Her Father

The funeral for Amy Winehouse took place in North London on Tuesday afternoon, July 26, with a private service for family and friends.

Fans and photographers gathered outside the Edgwarebury Cemetery in Edgware as some 200 relatives and friends of the singer arrived. As the BBC News reports, among the congregation were Mark Ronson

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Amy Winehouse Makes Last Appearance on Stage — Watch

In bittersweet Amy Winehouse news, a video of her last appearance on stage has hit the 'Net.

The singer, who tragically died on Saturday (July 23), of unknown causes, is shown in the clip taking the st

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M.I.A. Dedicates Unreleased Song, ’27′ to Amy Winehouse

Controversial singer M.I.A. has leaked an unfinished demo entitled '27,' in honor of singer Amy Winehouse, who died this past weekend, at 27.

Over the minimal, doleful track, the Sri Lankan singer intones a melancholy rumination on "al

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