Deadline Hollywood, reported January 26, 2019: Michel Legrand Dies: Oscar-Winning Composer Was 86.
Michel Legrand, Oscar-winning film composer and pianist, whose memorable works included the score for the 1960s film The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and the song “The Windmills of Your Mind” from The Thomas Crown Affair, died Saturday at his home in Paris, his publicist told Agence France-Presse. He was 86.
Deadline Hollywood, reported January 6, 2019: Christine McGuire Dies: Pop Singer, Radio & TV Star Of McGuire Sisters Was 92.
Christine McGuire, whose pop hits propelled her and her singing sisters to many radio and television appearances, died Dec. 28 in Las Vegas, where she lived. She was 92 and her family confirmed the death, but did not provide a cause.
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Deadline Hollywood, reported December 31, 2018: Marc Hauser Dies: Celebrity Photographer For John Mellencamp’s ‘Scarecrow’ Was 66.
Marc Hauser, the Chicago celebrity photographer whose work became the cover photo of John Mellencamp’s acclaimed Scarecrow album, has died. He was 66 and passed away from multiple health complications, according to a Facebook post from his studio.

Deadline Hollywood, reported December 28, 2018: Norman Gimbel Dies: Grammy And Oscar Winning Songwriter For Film, TV Was 91.
Songwriter Norman Gimbel, whose works won him an Oscar, Grammy and admission to the Songwriters Hall of Fame, has died. He passed on Dec. 19 at his home in Montecito, Calif. at age 91, according to a tribute posted by BMI.
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CNN, reported January 3, 2018: 'Captain' Daryl Dragon dies with Tennille at his side.
Daryl Dragon, one half of popular '70s duo The Captain & Tennille, died Wednesday, according to his publicist Harlan Boll. He was 76.

Dragon, whose ever-present captain's hat left no doubt about which half of the duo he was, died of renal failure in Prescott, Arizona, Boll said.
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Los Angeles Times, reported December 13, 2018: Nancy Wilson, Grammy-winning 'song stylist,' dies at 81.
Nancy Wilson, the Grammy-winning "song stylist" and torch singer whose polished pop-jazz vocals made her a platinum artist and top concert performer, has died.

Wilson, who retired from touring in 2011, died after a long illness at her home in Pioneertown, a California desert community near Joshua Tree National Park, her manager and publicist Devra Hall Levy told the Associated Press late Thursday night. She was 81.
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Deadline Hollywood, reported December 3, 2018: Michele Carey Dies: ‘El Dorado’ And ‘Live A Little, Love A Little’ Actress Was 75.
Model-turned-actress Michele Carey died November 21 from natural causes in her home in Newport Beach. The news was announced on her Facebook page. She was 75.
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Deadline Hollywood, reported December 4, 2018: Roger V. Burton Dies: ‘Baskets’ Actor And Musician Was 90.
Actor and musician Roger V. Burton died November 30 at his home in Santa Monica, Deadline has learned. He was 90.
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Variety via NBC News, reported November 21, 2018: LFO singer Devin Lima dies at 41 after battle with cancer.
LFO singer Devin Lima died early Wednesday morning after a year-long battle with stage 4 cancer, Variety has confirmed. He was 41.
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New York Times, reported November 20, 2018: Blanche Burton-Lyles, Pianist and Flame Keeper, Dies at 85.
Blanche Burton-Lyles, an accomplished classical pianist who devoted much of her energy later in life to preserving the legacy of the woman whom she called her mentor, the opera singer Marian Anderson, died on Nov. 12 in Philadelphia. She was 85.

Jillian Patricia Pirtle, Ms. Burton-Lyles’s successor as overseer of the National Marian Anderson Museum in Philadelphia, said the cause was heart failure.

Ms. Burton-Lyles had an extensive performing career that began when she was a child. It included a Young People’s Concert in November 1947, when she was 14, at Carnegie Hall, at which she played with the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Rudolph Ganz. The museum’s biography of her says she was the first black female pianist to perform with the orchestra at Carnegie.
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Essence, reported November 18, 2018: .
Frances Taylor Davis, the first wife of music legend Miles Davis, died Saturday morning. She was 89.
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“Frances was granted a scholarship at age 16 to study dance at the Dunham Technique in NY with Katherine Dunham. She trained and toured extensively with Dunham’s professional dance company in Europe and South Africa,” according to the family’s press statement. “On the 1948 tour, Frances was recruited for a special presentation to perform with the Paris Opera Ballet. She was the first African American in the history of the company to be invited to perform with the esteemed ballet company.”

She also appeared with Sammy Davis, Jr. in “Porgy And Bess,” “Mr. Wonderful” and “Shinbone Alley,” in addition to appearing with the original cast of “West Side Story” on Broadway.

Despite her immense talent, however, many remember her for her relationship to Miles Davis. The famous musician put her on the cover of his iconic 1961 album “ “Someday My Prince Will Come.”
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Deadline Hollywood, reported November 19, 2018: Witold Sobocinski Dies: Cinematographer On Films By Polanski, Wajda & Others Was 89.
Witold Sobocinski, a Polish cinematographer who worked with countrymen including Roman Polanski, Andrzej Wajda and Krzysztof Zanussi and also was a celebrated jazz musician and a teacher at Lodz Film School, has died. He was 89. Lodz announced the news but did not give details.
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Deadline Hollywood, reported November 15, 2018: Kim Porter Dies: Model, Actress, Mother Of Sean Combs Children Was 47.
Kim Porter, an actress and model who was the mother of rapper Sean Combs’s three children, died today at her Toluca Lake home. She was 47 and had been suffering from an undisclosed respiratory illness for several weeks, according to reports. No official cause of death has been determined.
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Deadline Hollywood, reported November 15, 2018: Roy Clark Dies: ‘Hee Haw’ And Country Music Star Was 85.
Roy Clark, the Grammy-winning country music singer-guitarist who co-hosted the long-running sketch/variety series Hee Haw with Buck Owens, died today of pneumonia complications at his home in Tulsa, OK. He was 85.
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Billboard, reported November 5, 2018: Tom Diaz, Singer For The World Is a Beautiful Place, Dies at 32.
Thomas Diaz, who served as lead vocalist for the indie rock band The World Is a Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, has died at age 32.
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USA Today, reported November 4, 2018: Country singer Dave Rowland, leader of Dave & Sugar, dies at 74.
Dave Rowland, who led the country group Dave & Sugar to major success in the '70s, died Thursday. He was 74.

Rowland died at his Nashville home after suffering a stroke, according to Billboard.
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Rolling Stone, reported November 3, 2018: Roy Hargrove, Grammy-Winning Jazz Musician, Dead at 49.
Renowned trumpeter worked alongside artists like D’Angelo, Erykah Badu, Common and Sonny Rollins

Deadline Hollywood, reported November 1, 2018: Beverly McClellan Dies: ‘The Voice’ Runner-Up Was 49.
Beverly McClellan, a standout on The Voice, has died. She was 49. McClellan, who was third runner-up on the NBC singing competition’s first season, was diagnosed in March with endometrial cancer, which metasticized, according to her GoFundMe page. Her wife, Monique, shared news of her death on Facebook.
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Music Feeds, reported October 29, 2018: Tributes Flow For Beloved Australian Conductor Richard Gill, Who Has Died Aged 76.
Tributes are flowing for beloved Australian conductor and music educator Richard Gill, who has died at the age of 76.

Gill died from bowel and peritoneal cancer at his home in the Sydney suburb of Stanmore on Sunday, after dozens of his friends and supporters gathered outside his house to perform his favourite song, ‘The Dam Busters March’.
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Essence, reported October 26, 2018: Arrested Development Member Baba Oje Has Died At Age 87.
The military veteran, activist, and spiritual adviser died after a battle with Leukemia.
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