Egypt's former president Mursi dies: state television
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© Provided by The Associated Press FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2017 file photo, singer Jerry Lawson performs the song "Lay Down" at a life celebration and statue unveiling for the late actor Anton Yelchin at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles. Lawson, for four decades the lead singer of cult favorite acapella group the Persuasions, has died. Longtime friend Rip Rense says Lawson died Wednesday, July 10, 2019 in Phoenix after a long illness. He was 75. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2017 file photo, singer Jerry Lawson performs the song "Lay Down" at a life celebration and statue unveiling for the late actor Anton Yelchin at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles.
Jerry Lawson , who for four decades was the lead singer of the eclectic cult-favourite a cappella group the Persuasions , has died . He was 75 . Mr. Lawson died on July 10 at a Phoenix hospice after a long illness, long-time friend and some-time Persuasions producer Rip Rense said.
Jerry Lawson, who for four decades was the lead singer of the eclectic cult-favorite a cappella group the Persuasions, has died. He was 75.
Man dies trying to steal copper wire from transformer, police say
A man is dead after possibly trying to steal copper from around a transformer near Oliver Street and North Central Expressway Sunday morning around 3:12 a.m., Dallas police said. Gabriel Monjaraz, 25, was found dead by police about 30 feet away from a transformer after responding to a 911 call where someone said they heard gunshots. When police arrived they determined there were no shots fired, but it appeared that Monjaraz had been electrocuted while trying to steal the copper, police said. © WFAA Generic police siren Homicide and vehicle crimes detectives found that the death was not a traffic fatality. This is a developing story. Check back for new information.
Jerry Lawson , who for four decades was the lead singer of the eclectic cult-favorite a cappella group the Persuasions , has died at the age of 75 . Lawson ’s smooth baritone led the group of five and later six singers, who were revered as the “The Kings of a Cappella ” by their small but devoted fan
Jerry Lawson , lead singer of the cult-favourite a cappella group the Persuasions , has passed away at the age of 75 . Lawson had been in hospice care in Phoenix following a long illness and passed away on Wednesday, 10 July, confirmed by former Persuasions producer Rip Rense. Over the course of
Lawson died Wednesday at a Phoenix hospice after a long illness, longtime friend and sometime Persuasions producer Rip Rense said.
Lawson's smooth baritone led the group of five and later six singers, who were revered as the "The Kings of a Cappella" by their small but devoted fan base.
Through 25 albums the Persuasions recorded rock, blues, gospel and pop songs, all with no sound other than their own voices, long after the doo-wop era and long before the "Pitch Perfect" movies, when a cappella was rare. © Provided by The Associated Press This undated photo provided by Pat Johnson via Rip Rense shows Jerry Lawson, for four decades the lead singer of cult favorite a cappella group the Persuasions. Longtime friend Rense says Lawson died Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in Phoenix after a long illness. He was 75. Lawson's smooth baritone led the eclectic sextet revered as the "The Kings of a Cappella" by their small but devoted fan base that included Frank Zappa and Rod Stewart. (Pat Johnson via AP)
"Thirty-eight years and we still ain't got no band, man!" Lawson told The Associated Press in 2000. "That's the story right there."
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LOS ANGELES -- Jerry Lawson , who for four decades was the lead singer of the eclectic cult-favorite a cappella group the Persuasions , has died . He was 75 . Lawson died Wednesday at a Phoenix hospice after a long illness, longtime friend and sometime Persuasions producer Rip Rense said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jerry Lawson , who for four decades was the lead singer of the eclectic cult-favorite a cappella group the Persuasions , has died . He was 75 . Lawson died Wednesday at a Phoenix hospice after a long illness, longtime friend and sometime Persuasions producer Rip Rense
They had many famous fans including Rod Stewart, the Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia, the members of Boyz II Men and Frank Zappa, who gave their career a boost when he discovered them in the late 1960s.
"After working together at the Hurricane Katrina Benefit Concert, I admired the undeniable depth in Jerry's big voice," Stewart said in a statement. "A true soul singer."
They began as a casual and nameless collection of singers on the basketball courts and front stoops of Brooklyn in 1962, with Lawson bringing the warm, friendly voice he developed singing gospel songs during his youth in Apopka, Florida.
"It was just five guys who used to stand on the corner or go down to the subway station every night and just do this," Persuasions member Jimmy Hayes told the AP in 2000.
Joseph Russell, Herbert Rhoad and Jayotis Washington rounded out the original quintet.
© Provided by The Associated Press This undated photo provided by Stacie Huckeba via Rip Rense shows Jerry Lawson, for four decades the lead singer of cult favorite a cappella group the Persuasions. Longtime friend Rense says Lawson died Wednesday, July 10, 2019, in Phoenix after a long illness. He was 75. Lawson's smooth baritone led the eclectic sextet revered as the "The Kings of a Cappella" by their small but devoted fan base that included Frank Zappa and Rod Stewart. (Stacie Huckeba via AP) They got their break when Zappa signed them to his independent label for their first album in 1969.
Man dies in officer-involved shooting in West Des Moines
Authorities say an armed man died Wednesday night following a confrontation with West Des Moines police officers. Officers were called just before 8:30 p.m. to a home in the 1000 block of Woodland Park Drive for a report of a domestic disturbance. Arriving officers were confronted by a man armed with a weapon, police said. Moments later, shots were fired. The man was injured in the shooting. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. No officers were hurt in the shooting. Authorities have not released the names of the man or the officers. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is assisting in the case.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jerry Lawson , who for four decades was the lead singer of the eclectic cult-favorite a cappella group the Persuasions , has died . He was 75 .
PHOENIX (AP) — Jerry Lawson , for four decades the lead singer of cult favorite a cappella group the Persuasions , has died . Longtime friend Rip Rense says Lawson died Wednesday at a Phoenix hospice after a long illness. He was 75 . Lawson 's smooth baritone led the eclectic sextet revered as
The Persuasions performed with everyone from Liza Minnelli to Joni Mitchell to the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and covered the songs of Motown, Sam Cooke and Paul Simon.
The eclecticism that made them so beloved also kept them from reaching pop stardom.
Music executives never knew how to market them and commercial radio had no clue what niche to stick them in.
"They've never gotten their due," Rense told the AP in 2000. "They're the greatest, most enduring American a cappella group. In another country like Japan they'd be declared a living treasure."
Lawson left the group in 2002. A few years later he joined a much younger group of San Francisco acapella singers that had based themselves on the Persuasions to form "Jerry Lawson and the Talk of the Town."
The group released an album, co-produced by Lawson and his wife, in 2007, and in 2011 they appeared on NBC's music competition show, "The Sing-Off."
In 2015, he released his only solo album, "Just a Mortal Man."
A documentary on Lawson is in the works and is expected to be released later this year.
He is survived by wife Julie Lawson and daughters Yvette and Wanda Dawson.
Bengals’ Carl Lawson says Aaron Rodgers is easy to sack
Bengals defensive end Carl Lawson has 9.5 sacks in his two-year NFL career, of which 2.5 came in the third game of his career, against the Packers. He wishes every quarterback would be as easy to get to as Aaron Rodgers was that day. Lawson said Rodgers has so much confidence in his abilities to [more]
At his request, no funeral will be held, his family said in a statement.
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Denise Nickerson, the child star who played Violet Beauregarde in “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,” died July 10. She was 62.
Valentina Cortese, an Italian actress best known for her role as a fading, tippling movie diva in François Truffaut’s “Day for Night,” dies July 10. She was 96.
Freddie Jones, the British actor who starred in “The Elephant Man,” died July 9. He was 91. Jones is also known for his appearance in “Dune” (1984), “Wild at Heart” (1990), and the US TV series “Hotel Room.”
Rip Torn, an Emmy Award-winning actor who starred in "Men in Black" and HBO's "The Larry Sanders Show," died July 9. He was 88.
Arte Johnson, comic actor who won an Emmy for the hit series "Laugh-In," died July 3. He was 90.
Sid Ramin, composer-arranger who won an Oscar, an Emmy and a Grammy for his work in film, TV and theater, died July 1. He was 100. Ramin won a 1961 Academy Award for adapting the music of “West Side Story” and a 1983 Daytime Emmy for music for TV’s “All My Children.”
NC man dies after wave breaks his neck
A Raleigh man died Friday after a powerful wave hit him at Oak Island on Thursday. Oak Island Water Rescue Chief Tony Young confirms teams pulled a man from the water around 5:45 p.m. Thursday. Young says when they pulled the adult male from the ocean, he was alive but not responsive. Oak Island Fire, emergency medical technicians and police were also called to the scene. On Saturday, WRAL identified the victim as 37-year-old Lee Dingle of Raleigh and confirmed the man passed away Friday. WRAL reports Dingle was in the ocean playing with his children when a wave forced his head to the ground, broke his neck and ultimately deprived his brain of oxygen.
Gary Duncan, American guitarist and vocalist of the “Quicksilver Messenger Service,” rock band died June 29. He was 72.
Actor Cameron Boyce, known for his roles in the Disney Channel franchise "Descendants" and the TV show "Jessie," died May 28. He was 20.
Beth Chapman, who with her husband Duane "Dog" Chapman starred in the popular reality series "Dog the Bounty Hunter," died June 26. She was 51.
Edith Scob, the French actress whose illustrious career in film and theater spanned nearly six decades, died June 26. She was 81.
Max Wright, best known for playing patriarch Willie Tanner on the sitcom “Alf,” died June 26. He was 75.
Billy Drago, best known for his work playing Al Capone's top henchman in "The Untouchables," and Clint Eastwood’s “Pale Rider,” died June 24. He was 73.
Bluegrass musician Jeff Austin, who co-founded Yonder Mountain String Band, died June 24. He was 45.
Dave Bartholomew, a New Orleans trumpeter, songwriter, arranger and producer who guided the career of Fats Domino and whose recordings brought the festive spirit of his hometown to a national audience in the 1950s, died June 23. He was 100.
Woman Dies After Shooting At Birthday Party In Forest Hill
A 30-year-old woman has died after she was shot during a birthday party in Forest Hill on July 20. © Provided by CBS Local, a division of CBS Radio Inc Police from Everman, Forest Hill and Fort Worth responded to the shooting at a home in the 7300 block of Tradition Drive just before 10 p.m. that Saturday. Police said a man and woman were shot outside of the home during a party where about 50 to 100 people were gathered. The woman was taken to the hospital in critical condition, but she later died on July 29 from her injuries.
Susan Bernard, the 1960s cult movie actress best remembered for her role in Russ Meyer’s 1965 epic "Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!," died June 21. She was 71.
Milton Quon, an American animator who worked on Disney classics such as “Fantasia” and “Dumbo,” died June 18. He was 105. Quon also was an actor and an extra who appeared in films and TV shows including “Speed” (1994), “Sweet Jane” (1998) and “The Cat Killers” (2000).
Gloria Vanderbilt, the intrepid heiress, artist and romantic who reigned during the 1970s and '80s as a designer jeans pioneer, died June 17. She was 95.
Lew Klein, a broadcast pioneer who helped create "American Bandstand" and co-created "Captain Noah and His Magical Ark," died June 13. He was 91.
Actress Sylvia Miles, who earned two Academy Award nominations for “Midnight Cowboy” and “Farewell, My Lovely,” died June 12. She was 94.
Bushwick Bill, a member of the veteran Houston rap trio Geto Boys, died June 9. He was 52.
Jim Pike, co-founder and lead singer of “The Lettermen,” died June 9. He was 82. The band known for the Grammy-nominated 1968 medley “Goin’ Out of My Head/Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You.”
Mary Duggar, who often appeared alongside her family on the TLC shows "19 Kids & Counting" and "Counting On," died June 9. She was 78.
Malcolm John Rebennack Jr.
Grammy-winning musician Malcolm John Rebennack Jr., known as Dr. John, an American singer and songwriter died June 6. He was 77. The music legend combined the genres of blues, pop, jazz, boogie woogie and rock and roll.
Baltimore police: 4-year-old boy reported missing was actually dead; mother, partner arrested
Malachi Lawson, the 4-year-old boy who was reported missing in Baltimore on Friday night, has been found dead, Baltimore police confirmed Saturday.
Jim McMullan, who portrayed one of Jimmy Stewart's six sons in "Shenandoah" and a top ski racer in the Robert Redford-starring "Downhill Racer," died May 31. He was 82.
Roky Erickson, lead vocalist and principal songwriter for the psychedelic band the 13th Floor Elevators and one of the leading lights of Texas rock, died May 31. He was 71.
Singer-songwriter Leon Redbone, who specialized in old-school vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley-style music, died May 30. He was 69.
Author Judith Kerr, best known for the children's book "The Tiger Who Came to Tea," died May 22. She was 95.
Jake Black, co-writer of the song that opened "The Sopranos" and co-founder of the English electronic band Alabama 3, died May 21.
Herman Wouk (wohk), author of "The Caine Mutiny", "The Winds of War" and "War and Remembrance," died May 18. He was 103.
Geneviève Waïte, an actress, singer and songwriter who was married to the Mamas & the Papas musician John Phillips, died May 18. She was 71.
Sammy Shore, was an American actor, stand-up comedian and co-founder of the Comedy Store in Los Angeles, died May 18. He was 92.
R&B singer Melvin Edmonds, a member of the group “After 7” died May 18. He was 65. ‘After 7’ rose to fame with hits like "Can't Stop," "Ready or Not" and "Heat of the Moment."
Ashley Massaro, an American wrestler and model, who competed in WWE between 2005 and 2008, died May 16th. She was 39.
Tim Conway, Emmy-winning star of "The Carol Burnett Show," died May 14. He was 85.
Doris Day, the legendary singer and actress who starred in "Pillow Talk" and "The Man Who Knew Too Much," died May 13. She was 97.
Elsa Patton, who appeared on “The Real Housewives of Miami” with her daughter Marysol Patton, died May 12. She was 84.
Former WCW wrestler Silver King, whose real name is César Barrón, died May 11. He was 51.
Peggy Lipton, who rose to stardom in the late 1960s on "The Mod Squad" and later starred on "Twin Peaks," died May 11. She was 72.
Clement Von Franckenstein
Actor Clement Von Franckenstein, who appeared in "The American President" and "Death Becomes Her," died May 11. He was 74.
Jim Fowler, the naturalist and longtime co-host and host of the TV show "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom," died May 8. He was 89.
Actor Kip Niven, known for roles in films such as "Magnum Force" and TV shows including "Alice" and "The Waltons," died May 6. He was 73.
Peter Mayhew, who brought Chewbacca to life in the "Star Wars" trilogy and beyond, passed away on April 30 surrounded by his family at his Texas home. He was 74.
John Singleton, writer-director of “Boyz n the Hood” and industry pioneer, who was the first African American to earn an Oscar nomination for best director, died April 29. He was 51.
Troy Dean Shafer, a reality star who showcased his contracting skills on the DIY Network's "Nashville Flipped," died April 28. He was 38.
Mark Medoff was an American playwright, who wrote Tony Award-winning play “Children of a Lesser God,” died April 23. He was 79.
Charity Tillemann-Dick, a celebrated opera singer who performed worldwide after two separate lung transplants, died April 23. She was 35.
David Picker, who served as the head of United Artists, Paramount and Columbia over more than a half-century in the film business, died April 20. He was 87.
Lorraine Warren, the famed investigator of paranormal activity who researched the "Amityville Horror" hauntings and was the subject of James Wan's film "The Conjuring," died April 18. She was 92.
Mya-Lecia Naylor, a British child star who got her start on "Absolutely Fabulous," died April 17. She was 16.
Warren Adler, the novelist, playwright and poet whose novel “The War of the Roses” was adapted into the dark comedy starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner, died April 15. He was 91.
Joe Terry, the former Philadelphia street-corner singer and longtime frontman of Danny & the Juniors, died April 15. He was 78.
Georgia Engel, known for playing Georgette Baxter on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” died April 15. She was 70.
Alan Wasser, a veteran Broadway general manager who received an honorary Tony Award, died April 14. He was 70.
Bibi Andersson, known for her roles in films like "The Seventh Seal" and "Persona," died April 14. She was 83.
Earl Thomas Conley
Country singer Earl Thomas Conley died April 10. He was 77. Conley was known for his country hits including “Holding Her and Loving You,” “What’d You Say” and “Right From the Start”.
Charles Van Doren
Charles Van Doren, a star contestant on the NBC '50s quiz and game show "Twenty-One," died April 9. He was 93.
Seymour Cassel, a character actor best known for his roles in films including "Faces," "Rushmore" and "The Royal Tennenbaums," died April 7. He was 84.
Serbian actress Nadja Regin, best known for starring in Bond films "From Russia With Love" and "Goldfinger," died April 6. She was 87.
Ermias Davidson Asghedom known professionally as Nipsey Hussle, died March 31st. He was 33. Hussle was known for his numerous mixtapes, including his “Bullets Ain't Got No Name series,” “The Marathon,” “The Marathon Continues” and “Crenshaw”.
Billy Adams, a Rockabilly Hall of Famer who wrote and recorded the rockabilly staple "Rock, Pretty Mama," died March 30. He was 79.
Shane Rimmer, a Canadian actor who appeared in multiple James Bond films including "You Only Live Twice," "Diamonds Are Forever" and "The Spy Who Loved Me," died March 29. He was 89.
Agnès Varda was a French film director known for films including “Vagabond,” “Faces Places” and “Cleo from 5 to 7,” died March 29. She was 90.
Tania Mallet was a British model and actress, best known for her appearance as Tilly Masterson in the James Bond film “Goldfinger,” died March 30. She was 77.
Billy Clayton, an up-and-coming singer-songwriter known for releasing two EPs, “Luminary” and “Bloom” died March 26. He was 35.
Jenny Pagliaro, singer, songwriter and vocalist for the L.A.-based rock band “Roses & Cigarettes,” died March 26. She was 35.
Roger Charlery, aka Ranking Roger, the vocalist of two-tone band “The Beat” and “General Public,” died March 26. He was 56.
Joseph Pilato, the acclaimed “Pulp Fiction” actor, who is best known for playing “Captain Rhodes” in “Day of the Dead,” died March 24. He was 70.
June Harding, an American actress who starred with Rosalind Russell and Hayley Mills in the 1966 feature comedy “The Trouble With Angels,” died March 22. She was 81.
Denise DuBarry Hay, the actress best known for her roles on television shows including“CHiPs” and “Black Sheep Squadron,” died March 23. She was 63.
Larry Cohen, the man behind horror film classics like "It's Alive," "It Lives Again," "Special Effects," "The Stuff" and "A Return to Salem's Lot," died March 23. He was 77.
Experimental singer-songwriter Scott Walker, one of the most enigmatic and influential figures in rock history, died March 25. He was 76.
Eunetta Boone, creator of the UPN comedy “One on One” and showrunner of Disney Channel’s “Raven’s Home,” died March 22. She was 63.
John Carl Buechler
John Carl Buechler, whose Hollywood horror film makeup and special effects made movies like "Hatchet," "Deep Freeze" and the Michael Moriarty-starrer "Troll" into classic frightfests, died March 18. He was 66.
Country singer Justin Carter who had released an independent single, “Love Affair,” to digital services, died March 17. He was 35.
Andre Williams, an R&B singer and songwriter who co-wrote "Shake A Tail Feather" and performed across musical genres, died March 17. He was 82.
Dick Dale, who was known as the King of the Surf Guitar and recorded the hit song “Misirlou,” which was revived on the “Pulp Fiction” soundtrack, died March 16. He was 81.
Mike Thalassitis, a former contestant on “Love Island” and “Celebs Go Dating,” died March 15. He was 26.
Drummer Hal Blaine, who propelled dozens of major hit records during the ‘60s and ‘70s as a member of the “Wrecking Crew,” Hollywood’s elite, ubiquitous cadre of first-call studio musicians, died March 11. He was 90.
Dr. Jim Raman
Former "Amazing Race" contestant Dr. James "Jim" Raman died March 11. He was 42.
Jed Allan, who acted in numerous daytime soaps, including “Beverly Hills 90210,” “Days of Our Lives,” and “Santa Barbara,” died March 9. He was 84.
Sidney Sheinberg, who served for more than 20 years as president and COO of MCA, Inc and Universal Studios and helped build the former agency into a potent entertainment corporation, died March 7. He was 84.
Susan Harrison, known for her role in “Sweet Smell of Success”, died March 5. She was 80.
Luke Perry, who shot to fame on "Beverly Hills, 90210" and most recently starred on the CW's "Riverdale," died March 4 after suffering a massive stroke. He was 52.
Christopher Alan Pallies
Wrestling legend King Kong Bundy, real name Christopher Alan Pallies, died March 4. He was 61. He is best known for his appearances in the “World Wrestling Federation”.
Keith Flint, the iconic frontman of the 1990s electronic band “The Prodigy,” died March 4. He was 49. Flint was known for The Prodigy’s best-known singles, “Firestarter” and “Breathe”.
Lisa Sheridan an American actress, who appeared in TV series like “Invasion” and “Halt and Catch Fire” died Feb. 28. She was 44.
Nathaniel Taylor, the actor who played Rollo Lawson on the 1970s sitcom “Sanford and Son,” died Feb. 27 after suffering a heart attack. He was 80.
Jeraldine Saunders, creator of ABC series “The Love Boat,” died Feb. 26. She was 96. Saunders was best known for writing the 1974 book “The Love Boats,” which the ABC comedy drama was based on.
Mark David Hollis
Mark Hollis, the frontman of the band “Talk Talk,” died Feb. 25. He was 64. The band released several hit singles in 1980s such as “It’s My Life,” “Such a shame,” “Talk Talk” and “Life’s What You Make It”.
Morgan Woodward was an American actor, best known for his character oil-man Marvin “Punk” Anderson on TV show “Dallas,” died Feb. 22. He was 93. Woodward also appeared on the original "Star Trek" series and "Gunsmoke" TV series.
Katherine Helmond, the seven-time Emmy-nominated actress who played the feisty, man-crazy mother Mona Robinson on the long-running ABC sitcom “Who’s the Boss?”, died Feb. 23. She was 89.
Steven James Brody
Steven James Brody, known professionally as Brody Stevens, who appeared in the movie “The Hangover,” died Feb. 22. He was 48. Brody was also known for appearances on “Chelsea Lately,” “Due Date” and Chris Hardwick's “@midnight”.
Stanley Donen, was an American film director, best known for the 1952 musical “Singin' in the Rain,” which he co-directed. Donen died Feb. 21. He was 94. His other films included “On the Town,” “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” and “Funny Face”.
Peter Tork, the bassist for The Monkees and a jokester on the band's popular 1960s television series died Feb. 21. He was 77.
Bruno Ganz, the Swiss actor best known for dramatizing Adolf Hitler’s final days in 2004’s “Downfall,” died Feb. 15. He was 77.
WWE Hall of Famer Pedro Morales, a native of Puerto Rico and the first “Triple Crown” winner in WWE died Feb. 12. He was 76.
Carmen Argenziano, an actor best known for his roles in “Stargate SG-1” and “The Godfather Part II,” died Feb. 10. He was 75.
Albert Finney, the Oscar-nominated British actor best known for his roles in "Annie," "Erin Brockovich" and "Tom Jones," died Feb. 7. He was 82.
Nita Bieber, a onetime dancer and actress who appeared with the Three Stooges in "Rhythm and Weep," with Judy Garland in "Summer Stock" and with Tony Curtis in "The Prince Who Was a Thief," died Feb. 4. She was 92.
Kristoff St. John
Actor Kristoff St. John, who played Neil Winters on the CBS daytime soap opera "The Young & the Restless," died Feb. 3. He was 52.
Julie Adams, the actress best-known for starring in the 1954 monster horror film "The Creature From the Black Lagoon," died Feb. 3. She was 92.
British comedian and actor Jeremy Hardy, who was a regular on television and radio panel shows from the early 1990s, died Feb. 1. He was 57.
Neal James, who appeared on Animal Planet’s "Call of the Wildman," died Feb. 1. He was 55.
Harold Bradley, who played on thousands of country, pop and rock ’n’ roll recordings, including landmark hits like Brenda Lee’s “I’m Sorry,” Patsy Cline’s “Crazy” and Roy Orbison’s “Only the Lonely,” died Jan. 31. He was 93.
Dick Miller, a prolific screen actor best known for his role as Murray Futterman in the 1984 classic horror film “Gremlins,” died Jan. 30. He was 90.
James Ingram, the soulful, smooth voice behind R&B hits like "Just Once" and "I Don't Have The Heart," died Jan. 29. He was 66.
Chef Fatima Ali, who appeared on cooking shows such as “Chopped” and season 15 of “Top Chef,” died Jan. 25. She was 29.
Merwin Goldsmith, who appeared in films like “Cadillac Man," and on the TV series "Law & Order" and "The Good Wife," died Jan 24. He was 81.
Jonas Mekas, director, critic, patron and poet widely regarded as the godfather of modern American avant-garde film and as an indispensable documenter of his adopted New York City, died Jan. 23. He was 96.
Comedian and writer Kevin Barnett, who co-created the Fox series "Rel," died Jan.22. He was 32.
Singer-comedienne Kaye Ballard, who starred alongside Eve Arden in the 1960s sitcom “The Mothers-in-Law” and was among the stars of the 1976 feature based on Terrence McNally’s farce “The Ritz,” died Jan. 21. She was 93.
Actor and comedian Steven Levy, aka Steve Bean, who appeared in "Ray Donovan," died Jan. 21. He was 58.
Bradley Bolke, who provided the voice of Chumley the walrus opposite Don Adams on the "Tennessee Tuxedo" cartoons of the 1960s, died Jan. 15. He was 93.
Guitarist Reggie Young, a Memphis- and Nashville-based session player whose signature licks defined hit records from Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings, died Jan. 17. He was 82.
Lorna Doom, bassist for seminal Los Angeles punk band the Germs, died Jan. 16.
Shirley Boone, the wife of legendary 1950’s singer Pat Boone, died Jan. 11. She was 84.
William Morgan Sheppard
William Morgan Sheppard, "Star Trek" and "Doctor Who" Actor, died Jan.5. He was 86. Sheppard was known for his many appearances across the "Star Trek" franchise. His other credits include an episode of "Doctor Who", in which he starred as Old Canton Delaware alongside his son Mark.
Carol Channing, the legendary Broadway actress who portrayed Dolly Levi in “Hello Dolly!” died Jan. 15, her publicist said in a statement. She was 97.
Kevin Fret, the singer and rapper, who dubbed himself the first openly gay Latin trap artist, was fatally shot and killed in Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico on Jan. 10. He was 24 years old.
Clydie King, whose earthy, gospel-rooted voice was heard on dozens of rock classics, including the Rolling Stones’ “Tumbling Dice” and Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama,” died Jan.7. She was 75.
Jo Andres worked as a director, editor, choreographer and artist throughout her years in the industry. She went on to direct the award-winning 1996 film "Black Kites", which starred Lucian Buscemi died Jan.6. She was 65.
One of Zimbabwe and Africa's most iconic musicians, Oliver Mtukudzi, died Jan. 23 in the capital, Harare. He was 66.
Louisa Moritz, who famously starred in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” alongside Jack Nicholson, died Jan. 4. She was 72.
Daryl Dragon, the cap-wearing "Captain" of "The Captain and Tennille" who teamed with then-wife Toni Tennille on such easy listening hits as "Love Will Keep Us Together" and "Muskrat Love," died Jan. 2. He was 76.
Legendary WWE and WCW interviewer "Mean" Gene Okerlund died Jan. 2. He was 76.
Bob Einstein, a two-time Emmy winner who has recurred on HBO’s "Curb Your Enthusiasm" since its launch and created the wacky Super Dave Osborne character, died Jan. 2. He was 76.
Pegi Young, who co-founded the Bridge School with her former husband of 36 years Neil Young, died Jan. 1. She was 66.
Mary Kay Stearns
Mary Kay Stearns, one of TV’s earliest, if now largely forgotten, sitcom stars who beat Lucille Ball to on-air pregnancy by at least four years, died Nov. 17, 2018 in Newport Beach, California. She was 93.
Baltimore police: 4-year-old boy reported missing was actually dead; mother, partner arrested.
Malachi Lawson, the 4-year-old boy who was reported missing in Baltimore on Friday night, has been found dead, Baltimore police confirmed Saturday.