People we lost in — Singer Bobby "Blue" Bland , who helped create the modern soul-blues sound, died June 23 at age Bland was part of a blues group that included B. Bland was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in People we lost in — Marc Rich , the commodities trader and Glencore founder whom President Bill Clinton pardoned on his final day in office, died June 26 at age 78 in Switzerland.
Rich often was credited with the creation of modern oil trading. He lived abroad after being indicted in for tax evasion, false statements, racketeering and illegal trading with Iran, becoming one of the world's most famous white-collar criminals. People we lost in — Richard Matheson , an American science-fiction writer best known for his novel "I Am Legend," died June 23 at age During a career that spanned more than 60 years, Matheson wrote more than 25 novels and nearly short stories, plus screenplays for TV and film.
People we lost in — James Gandolfini died at the age of 51, after an apparent heart attack. Above, Whitman poses with his guitar at a press conference at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London, on February 22, People we lost in — Esther Williams , whose success as a competitive swimmer propelled her to Hollywood stardom during the s and s, died on Thursday, June 6 in California, according to her spokesman.
People we lost in — David "Deacon" Jones , who is credited with coining the term "sacking the quarterback" during his stint as one of the greatest defensive ends in the NFL, has died. People we lost in — Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey died June 3 of viral pneumonia, his office said.
People we lost in — Ray Manzarek , keyboardist and founding member of The Doors, passed away of cancer on Monday, May People we lost in — Popular American psychologist and television personality Dr. Joyce Brothers died at 85, her daughter said on May Brothers gained fame as a frequent guest on television talk shows and as an advice columnist for Good Housekeeping magazine and newspapers throughout the United States.
People we lost in — Ray Harryhausen , the stop-motion animation and special-effects master whose work influenced such directors as Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson and George Lucas, died on May 7 at age 92, according to the Facebook page of the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation. People we lost in — Grammy-winning guitarist Jeff Hanneman , a founding member of the heavy metal band Slayer, died on May 2 of liver failure.
People we lost in — Chris Kelly , one-half of the s rap duo Kris Kross, died on May 1 at an Atlanta hospital after being found unresponsive at his home, the Fulton County medical examiner's office told CNN. Kelly, right, and Chris Smith shot to stardom in with the hit "Jump. People we lost in — George Jones , the country music legend whose graceful, evocative voice gave depth to some of the greatest songs in country music -- including "She Thinks I Still Care," "The Grand Tour" and "He Stopped Loving Her Today" -- died on April 26 at age 81, according to his public relations firm.
People we lost in — Actor Allan Arbus poses for a portrait with his daughter photographer Amy Arbus in Allan Arbus, who played psychiatrist Maj. People we lost in — Folk singer Richie Havens , the opening act at the Woodstock music festival, died on April 22 of a heart attack, his publicist said. People we lost in — Australian rocker Chrissy Amphlett , the Divinyls lead singer whose group scored an international hit with the sexually charged "I Touch Myself" in the early s, died on April 21 from breast cancer and multiple sclerosis, her husband said. People we lost in — Pat Summerall , the NFL football player turned legendary play-by-play announcer, was best known as a broadcaster who teamed up with former NFL coach John Madden.
Summerall died April 16 at the age of People we lost in — Comedian Jonathan Winters died on April 11 at age Known for his comic irreverence, he had a major influence on a generation of comedians. Here he appears on "The Jonathan Winters Show" in People we lost in — Sir Robert Edwards , a "co-pioneer" of the in vitro fertilization technique and Nobel Prize winner, died April 10 in his sleep after a long illness, the University of Cambridge said.
He is pictured on July 25, , holding the world's first "test-tube baby," Louise Joy Brown, alongside the midwife and Dr. Patrick Steptoe, who helped develop the fertility treatment. People we lost in — Annette Funicello , one of the best-known members of the original s "Mickey Mouse Club" and a star of s "beach party" movies, died at age 70 on April 8. People we lost in — Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher , a towering figure in postwar British and world politics and the only woman to become British prime minister, died at the age of 87 on Monday, April 8.
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Chance the Rapper reveals he landed a role in 'The Lion King'. We actually ended up being kinda cool. How did you find out that you had that issue and how did you deal with? I knew I had Alopecia way before Kris Kross started. I had that since I was a real little boy, around 4 or 5.
The thing is with that when I was younger my hair would fall out and it would grow back. But with Alopecia, sometimes it gets to a point where it will never grow back. And that was one of the crazy things when we stopped making records and disappeared from the scene. People thought I had cancer.
What was your impression of her back then, before she debuted? She rapped when we were on tour back in the day. We used to have a talent show and she actually rapped on that talent show.
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We were doing Oprah Winfrey the next day and Chris actually brought her to the show and introduced her to Jermaine. What kind of props did you guys get for discovering her?
It was never really mentioned like that. We knew Jermaine was starting his label and brought him a dope rapper. How many songs do you have recorded? Probably about How would you describe what your music sounds like today? Mind if I read a list of current and former kid rappers to you and get your response? Another Bad Creation.
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I think they had a great look. Good sound. All round good group. Bow Wow. Same thing. Great image. Great personality. Very talented person. Lil Wayne. He surprised me as far as he came. All-in-all just a great rapper. Foxy Brown. No comment really.