Celebrity deaths

July 02, 2018 - 4:38 am
LONDON (AP) — Choreographer Gillian Lynne, who worked closely for many years with composer Andrew Lloyd Webber on some of his most famous works, has died in London. She was 92. Her husband, the actor Peter Land, said on Twitter that she died Sunday evening at the Princess Grace Hospital. He said...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2010 file photo, Joe Jackson, father of the late Michael Jackson, laughs during a news conference about the construction of the proposed Michael Jackson Performing Arts and Cultural Center and Museum, in Gary, Ind. Jackson, the patriarch of America's most famous musical clan has died, says a family source on Wednesday, June 27. He was 89. (AP Photo/John Smierciak)
June 27, 2018 - 7:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Jackson, the fearsome stage dad of Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson and their talented siblings, who took his family from poverty and launched a musical dynasty, died Wednesday. He was 89. Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg told The Associated Press that Joe Jackson died at...
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June 27, 2018 - 12:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Jackson, patriarch of America's most famous musical clan, father of Michael Jackson, has died, says family source.
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Anita Baker accepts the lifetime achievement award at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
June 24, 2018 - 11:16 pm
Legendary singer Anita Baker was honored at the BET Awards with impressive performances that nearly brought the eight-time Grammy winner to tears. Baker earned the Lifetime Achievement Award on Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, where Ledisi, Marsha Ambrosius and Yolanda Adams — in...
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Colombia's James Rodriguez celebrates winning the group H match between Poland and Colombia at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
June 24, 2018 - 5:51 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Colombia coach Jose Pekerman says the team's 3-0 win over Poland was dedicated to midfielder Carlos Sanchez, who was sent off in the first group match and received a death threat. Pekerman said Sanchez "has had a very...
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June 23, 2018 - 3:23 pm
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — A major public memorial is planned at a Florida arena for rising rap star XXXTentacion (ex-ex-ex-ten-ta-see-YAWN), who was shot and killed this week. The family of the 20-year-old rapper whose real name is Dedrick Devonshay Williams announced Saturday that a memorial will be...
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Referee Damir Skomina from Slovenia shows a red card to Colombia's Carlos Sanchez, on the ground, during the group H match between Colombia and Japan at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Mordavia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
June 22, 2018 - 5:47 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the World Cup (all times local): 12:44 a.m. Colombian authorities are investigating a death threat made on social media against Colombia midfielder Carlos Sanchez, who was sent off early on in the team's 2-1 defeat to Japan at the World Cup. Police say the...
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Actor-comedian David Spade helps family members enter Our Lady of Perpetual Help Redemptorist Catholic Church for funeral services for his sister-in-law, designer Kate Spade, in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
June 21, 2018 - 7:47 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds of mourners braved drizzling rain to attend the funeral for fashion designer Kate Spade on Thursday, many of them carrying her iconic purses as they flocked to a church in her hometown of Kansas City, Missouri. Her family released a statement shortly before the...
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Actor-comedian David Spade helps family members enter Our Lady of Perpetual Help Redemptorist Catholic Church for funeral services for his sister-in-law, designer Kate Spade, in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, June 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
June 21, 2018 - 7:41 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds of mourners braved drizzling rain to attend the funeral for fashion designer Kate Spade on Thursday, many of them carrying her iconic purses as they flocked to a church in her hometown of Kansas City, Missouri. Her family released a statement shortly before the...
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FILE - In this May 13, 2004, file photo, designer Kate Spade sits during an interview in New York. Spade is being buried in Kansas City, where she was born, and services are planned for 3 p.m. Thursday, June 21, 2018, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Redemptorist Church. Spade was found dead by suicide on June 5 in her New York City home. She was 55 and had a 13-year-old daughter. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
June 21, 2018 - 4:56 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on funeral services for fashion designer Kate Spade (all times local): 3:50 p.m. The family of fashion designer Kate Spade says her father died on the eve of her funeral. The family released a statement Thursday saying Earl Brosnahan, Jr. died Wednesday night at...
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