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Bobbi Kristina Brown Has Died at 22

Bobbi Kristina Brown

Bobbi Kristina Brown Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of the late singer Whitney Houston, died Sunday, almost six months after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub, mirroring the way her superstar mother died in 2012. She was 22. “Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away July, 26 2015, surrounded by her family,” the Houston family…

Well-known broadcaster, Rafiq Khan, died

The broadcasting world is mourning the death of well -known radio personality, Rafiq Khan, who passed away in Jamaica on Friday October 10, 2014. The 81-year-old Khan, a former Programme Manager at Radio Demerara, which eventually evolved into what is now known as the National Communications Network, has been described as a foremost broadcaster in…

Comer Cottrell the man Who Brought Jheri Curl to the Masses Dies at 82

Comer Cottrell — whose Curly Kit made the Jheri curl an insanely popular hairstyle among African-Americans in the ’70s and ’80s — has died. He was 82. Before Cottrell came along, the Jheri curl was a $200 process at a salon … but his kit sold over-the-counter for about $8.00 … and there was no…

Prominent St Lucia hotelier dead at 78

Prominent St. Lician hotelier dies

St. Lucia Wednesday paid tribute to tourism icon, Edward “Chef Harry” Joseph, who died Tuesday after a brief illness. He was 78. “The whole tourism industry will mourn the loss of Chef who was an icon in the sector and in many ways helped to shape and transform what St Lucia’s tourism is about,” said…

Drew Barrymore Half-Sister Found Dead in Car

Jessica Blyth Barrymore, the half-sister of Drew Barrymore, was found dead in her car early Tuesday morning in San Diego. Jessica’s body was discovered by one of her neighbors, who told 10News … she had a soft drink between her legs, and there were dozens of white pills scattered on the passenger seat. Jessica and Drew…

Home R.I.P. ‘American Idol’ Contestant Michael Johns Dead at 35

“American Idol” finalist Michael Johns died Friday at the age of 35. The singer’s death was caused by a blood clot in his ankle … sources tell us he had twisted his ankle earlier and was in a great amount of pain. People close to Johns tell us … it appears the ankle injury triggered…

South African anti-apartheid author, Nobel winner Gordimer dies

South African Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer, one of the literary world’s most powerful voices against apartheid, has died at the age of 90, her family has said. Gordimer died peacefully in her sleep at her Johannesburg home on Sunday evening in the presence of her children, Hugo and Oriane, a statement from the family said on Monday. Over the…

Robert Dwayne “Bobby” Womack Died June 27, 2014 at aged 70

Robert Dwayne “Bobby” Womack March 4, 1944 – June 27, 2014) was an American singer-songwriter and musician. An active recording artist since the early 1960s, when he started his career as the lead singer of his family musical group the Valentinos and as Sam Cooke’s backing guitarist, Womack’s career spanned more than 50 years and…

British publisher Felix Dennis died at age 67

The British businessman, whose publishing company donated the 12,500 laptop computers to be distributed to secondary school students in St. Vincent this month, has died. Felix Dennis, who, owned a house on the Grenadine island of Mustique, died over the weekend. He was 67. A statement on Dennis’ website said he died “surrounded by his…

Anthony Keith “Tony” Gwynn, Sr. died at age 54

Anthony Keith “Tony” Gwynn, Sr. (May 9, 1960 – June 16, 2014), nicknamed Mr. Padre and Captain Video, was an American professional baseball player who played 20 seasons (1982–2001) in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the San Diego Padres. The left-handed right fielder won eight batting titles in his career, tied for the second most…

Krishan (Kishu) Devidas Chandiramani, has died

Former president of the St. Kitts-Nevis Chamber of Industry and Commerce (CIC), Krishan (Kishu) Devidas Chandiramani, has died, less than 24 hours after he was honoured by the organisation at its annual banquet. Chandiramani, 72, was also a past president of the Hotel and Tourism Association. “It is with shock and horror that I learned…

Poet, author Maya Angelou dies at 86

Dr. Maya Angelou passed quietly in her home before 8:00 a.m. EST. Her family is extremely grateful that her ascension was not belabored by a loss of acuity or comprehension. She lived a life as a teacher, activist, artist and human being. She was a warrior for equality, tolerance and peace. The family is extremely…

Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter dies

US former boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, whose wrongful conviction for murder caused an international outcry, has died at the age of 76. He died on Sunday at his home in Toronto, Canada, his friend and former co-defendant John Artis, confirmed. Carter spent 19 years in prison for three murders in New Jersey in 1966. The…

Former Canadian Finance Minister dead at 64

(CHCH story) The House of Commons suspended its sitting before question period, as they learned of Flaherty’s death. Opposition MP’s also offered their condolences to Flaherty’s colleagues. Flaherty is being remembered as an astute politician, and dear friend by officials in all levels of government. Presenting his final budget to the house of commons, Jim…

Westboro church founder Fred Phelps dies

TOPEKA, Kan. — The Rev. Fred Phelps, the virulently antigay preacher who drew wide, scornful attention for staging demonstrations at military funerals as a way to proclaim his belief that God is punishing America for its tolerance of homosexuality, died here on Wednesday. He was 84. The Westboro Baptist Church confirmed the death, declaring on…

Mother of Grenada’s former revolutionary leader Maurice Bishop dies at 97

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ST GEORGE’S, Grenada — The mother and wife of two of Grenada’s leading revolutionaries, Alimenta Bishop — the mother of Grenada’s second prime minister, Maurice Bishop, and the wife of Rupert Bishop (the father of Maurice) — died on Saturday at the age of 97. Alimenta Bishop died without realizing her wish to get her…

UVa Student Dies in Dominica Boating Accident

Officials at the University of Virginia confirmed Saturday night that a student taking part in the Semester at Sea program has died. Casey Schulman, a fourth-year foreign affairs major from Falls Church, was killed Saturday in a boating accident in Dominica. The trip was organized independently of the Semester at Sea activities. Grief counseling has…

Former Roman Catholic Bishop of Dominican descent dies in Africa

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ROSEAU, Dominica, November 8, 2012 – The Dominican-born former Roman Catholic Bishop in Ghana, Joseph Oliver Bowers, has died. He was 102 years old. Relatives said that Bishop Bowers, whose father was originally from Antigua, died on Monday. He was ordained a priest in the United States on January 22, 1939 and became a bishop…

Loftus Emmanuel passes on

Loftus Emmanuel

The man who was associated with organizing Harlem related musical events, businessman Loftus Emmanuel has died. He passed away moments ago (Wednesday morning around 11am) at the Princess Margaret Hospital. A diabetic, 65-year-old Emmanuel is reported to have been hospitalized at the PMH for the past week. He is also reported to have undergone surgery.