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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Detroit News, reported March 18, 2019: R&B singer Andre Williams has died at age 82.
Andre Williams, the R&B singer and songwriter who started his career in Detroit, has died at age 82.
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Los Angeles Times, reported March 13, 2019: Hal Blaine, prolific ‘Wrecking Crew’ drummer who worked with Frank Sinatra and Elvis, dies at 90.
Drummer Hal Blaine, one of the most recorded musicians in pop music history whose powerful percussion work shaped the sound of scores of hit records, died Monday at age 90, his family announced.

Blaine’s signature beat can be heard on countless hits by Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, the Beach Boys, Simon & Garfunkel, Neil Diamond, the Byrds and others.
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The Guardian, reported March 26, 2019: The Beat singer Ranking Roger dies aged 56.
Roger Charlery, the vocalist of the Beat and General Public better known as Ranking Roger, has died aged 56.
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Los Angeles Times, reported April 1, 2019: Nipsey Hussle gunned down in a South L.A. he helped build up. ‘It’s a sad day in L.A.’.
[T]he Grammy-nominated rapper was gunned down outside one of his shops, the Marathon Clothing store, in the same neighborhood where he was known as much for his civic work as he was for his hip-hop music. He was 33.
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NPR, reported March 18, 2019: Surf Guitar Legend Dick Dale Dies At 81.
Dick Dale died on Saturday at the age of 81 after fighting cancer and diabetes for many years. He was the master of surf music and a surfer himself who wanted his music to capture that experience, as he told Fresh Air in 1993.
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Deadline Hollywood, reported March 4, 2019: Keith Flint Dies: Singer & Frontman Of Controversial Band The Prodigy Was 49.
Keith Flint, the double-mohawked lead singer and founding member of the controversial British rave band The Prodigy, was found dead in Essex, England, today, his death apparently by suicide. He was 49.
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Deadline Hollywood, reported March 3, 2019: Janice Freeman Dies: ‘The Voice’ Contestant Was 33 Years Old.
Former The Voice Season 13 contestant Janice Freeman died Saturday, March 2 in Pasadena, Calif. of a blood clot. She was 33 years old and her death was confirmed by her family.
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