Longtime basketball fans suffered a sad loss yesterday following news confirming the death of NBA Hall Of Famer Bob Lanier at the age of 73.

Legendary saxophonist Andrew Woolfolk, known primarily for his work with Earth, Wind & Fire from the 1970s to 1990s, sadly passed away over the weekend after suffering from an illness for the past six years.

The late DJ Kay Slay made an impact in music with help from a classic catalogue of underground mixtapes. Take a look at 10 essential ones that speak to his place as a hip-hop icon.

After last week's previous report on the induced coma of Tyrese's mom following her battle with pneumonia and COVID-19, it appears she has now unfortunately passed away. 

Charles McGee, one of the prestigious gentlemen of the Tuskegee Airmen who fought bravely in World War II, passed away recently at the age of 102 peacefully in his sleep at home in Bethesda, Maryland.

The track and field community suffered a tragic loss recently with the death of Deon Lendore, a three-time Olympian from Trinidad and Tobago that died this week as a victim of a three-vehicle car crash in Texas.

Ronnie Spector, lead singer of the '60s girl group The Ronettes and famous for hits like the 1963 classic "Be My Baby," died today at the age of 78. 

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Former Parliament-Funkadelic member Calvin Simon has died at age 79. His cause of death has not been reported. 

Lawrence N. Brooks, a Black man who was credited with being the oldest WWII veteran in the U.S., has sadly passed away at the supercentenarian age of 112 years old.

The sports world is suffering an extreme loss as it's just been reported by the NFL that legendary commentator and coach John Madden has passed away at the age of 85.

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Wanda LaFaye Rogers, famously known as Wanda Young, co-lead singer of Motown group The Marvelettes, has died at age 78. 

It saddens us to report today that literary icon bell hooks, responsible for the 1981 masterpiece 'Ain't I a Woman? Black Women and Feminism,' has died at the age of 69.