Deadline Hollywood, reported August 3, 2019: D.A. Pennebaker Dies: Cinematographer And Director Was 94.
D.A. Pennebaker, a cinematographer, director and master of cinema verite known for the 1967 documentary Don’t Look Back, has died. He was 94.

Deadline Hollywood, reported August 2, 2019: Howard Lapides Dies: Longtime Manager & ‘Celebrity Rehab’ Producer Was 68.
Howard Lapides, a longtime manager and CEO of Lapides Entertainment who produced Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew and The Man Show, died Thursday. He was 68.
Deadline Hollywood, reported July 31, 2019: Harold Prince Dies: Broadway Legend Who Produced Original ‘West Side Story’, ‘Fiddler’, ‘Phantom’ & More Was 91.
Harold Prince, the Broadway icon who produced and/or directed some of the 20th century’s most famous musicals West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Damn Yankees, Cabaret, Evita and The Phantom of the Opera, died today in Reykjavik, Iceland, after a brief illness. He was 91.
Deadline Hollywood, reported July 26, 2019: John Ferriter Dies: Former WMA Board Member, Head Of Non-Scripted Television Was 59.
John Ferriter, the former powerhouse William Morris Agency EVP/Worldwide Head of Non-Scripted TV and the only WMA board member to vote against the merger with Endeavor, died Thursday, according to sources. He was 59. A former close associate of his shared the news with some of Ferriter’s former colleagues today. We are still trying to confirm cause of death and specific details.

Also a television producer and a singer whose bands The Tearaways and Stingray opened for bands including The Bangles, REM and Guns & Roses, Ferriter is probably best remembered for his career at WMA, where he spent nearly two decades and rose to the level of executive vice president. He also became a WMA board member, one who was very critical of the merger between WMA and Endeavor that left the latter smaller agency in control, and many of the braintrust of the colossus out, including WMA chief Jim Wiatt
Deadline Hollywood, reported July 6, 2019: João Gilberto Dies: Brazilian Bossa Nova Pioneer Was 88.
João Gilberto, the Brazilian singer and composer best known as a pioneer of the bossa nova style of music, died Saturday in Rio de Janerio. He was 88.
Deadline Hollywood, reported June 24, 2019: William F. Brown Dies: ‘The Wiz’ Librettist Was 91.
William F. Brown, whose libretto for Broadway’s The Wiz earned him a Tony Award nomination, died yesterday in Westport, CT, according to his wife and collaborator Tina Tippit. Brown was 91.
New York Daily News, reported June 23, 2019: Rock 'n’ roll pioneer Dave Bartholomew dead at 100.
Ain’t that a shame?

Rock 'n’ roll pioneer Dave Bartholomew is dead at 100 years old and 6 months, his son, Don Bartholomew, confirmed to NPR Sunday.
Deadline Hollywood, reported June 15, 2019: Franco Zeffirelli Dies: Famed Director Of Shakespearean Drama Was 96.
Franco Zeffirelli, the Italian director whose visionary interpretation of Romeo and Juliet was nominated for an Academy Award, has died. He was 96 and passed at his residence in Rome.
Associated Press via ABC 13, reported June 10, 2019: Bushwick Bill, Geto Boys rapper, dies at 52 from pancreatic cancer.
Bushwick Bill, the diminutive, one-eyed rapper who with the Geto Boys helped put the South's stamp on rap with hits like "Mind Playing Tricks On Me" and "Six Feet Deep," died on Sunday at the age of 52, according to his publicist.
Deadline Hollywood, reported June 6, 2019: Dr. John Dies: New Orleans Music Legend, Soundtrack Stalwart And Actor Was 77.
Six-time Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Dr. John has died. His death was announced on his official Facebook page by his family.
NPR, reported June 3, 2019: Lawrence Leathers, Grammy-Winning Jazz Drummer, Victim Of Suspected Murder.
A wave of shock and sadness moved through the jazz community on Sunday, with news of the death of Lawrence Lo Leathers, a drummer with a steadfast presence in the modern jazz mainstream.

Leathers was 37. He was killed on Sunday in the hallway of an apartment building on East 141st Street in the Bronx neighborhood of Mott Haven, according to Detective Martin Brown of the NYPD. The police have arrested a suspect in connection to the incident.
Associated Press via Fox News, reported June 1, 2019: Pioneering rocker Roky Erickson dead at 71.
Roky Erickson, the blue-eyed, dark-haired Texan who headed the Austin-based 13th Floor Elevators, a pioneering psychedelic rock band in the 1960s that scored with "You're Gonna Miss Me," has died. He was 71.
Deadline Hollywood, May 30, 2019: Leon Redbone Dies: Early ‘SNL’ Musical Favorite Was 69.
Leon Redbone, the trombone-voiced singer-songwriter whose eccentric, nostalgic Americana style of music found at least a temporarily frequent home on early episodes of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, died today. He was 69.
Deadline Hollywood, reported May 17, 2019: Lee Hale Dies: ‘Dean Martin Show’ And ‘The Golddiggers” Music Director Was 96.
Lee Hale, whose love of 20th century music enhanced The Dean Martin Show and its spin-off, The Golddiggers, has died. He was 96 and passed at his home in Beverly Hills on May 10.
Deadline Hollywood, reported May 25, 2019: Geneviève Waïte Dies: Actress, Singer And Former Model Was 71.
Geneviève Waïte, an actress and mother of two children with Mamas & the Papas musician John Phillips, has died. She was 71.
Page Six, reported May 22, 2019: Jake Black, who co-wrote ‘Sopranos’ theme song, has died.
Jake Black, co-writer of the song that opened “The Sopranos” and co-founder of the English electronic band Alabama 3, has died.
Deadline Hollywood, reported May 13, 2019: Doris Day Dies: Iconic Actress, Singer, Animal Rights Activist Was 97.
Doris Day, whose career spanned radio, film, TV and, perhaps most famously, the beloved sweetly innocent “sex comedies” of the 1960s, most notably with costar and friend Rock Hudson, died today. She was 97.
Deadline Hollywood, reported April 29, 2019: Jo Sullivan Loesser Dies: Broadway Actress, Promotor Of Frank Loesser Legacy Was 91.
Jo Sullivan Loesser, a Broadway actress who scored a Tony nomination for her performance in 1956’s The Most Happy Fella, married the show’s composer Frank Loesser in 1959 and after his death 10 years later devoted herself to the promotion of his acclaimed and popular canon, died Sunday of heart failure at her New York City home. She was 91.

Deadline Hollywood, reported April 28, 2019: Jack de Mello Dead: Hawaiian Music Advocate, Animation Composer Was 102.
Jack de Mello, a giant in native Hawaiian music and composer for various Hanna-Barbera Productions animated series, including “The Flintstones” and “The Jetsons,” has died. He passed Saturday in Las Vegas at 102.
Los Angeles Times, reported March 25, 2019: Scott Walker, experimental pop singer with the Walker Brothers, dies at 76.
Influential singer, songwriter and producer Scott Walker, whose hits with the Walker Brothers in the 1960s included “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore,” has died. He was 76.
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