Posts Tagged ‘Celebrity Deaths 2011’

Death of Nick Ashford

  Nick Ashford, who with wife Valerie Simpson wrote such legendary Motown songs as “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “Reach Out and Touch Somebody’s Hand,” has died after a prolonged battle with throat cancer, his publicist announced. He was 70. Their songs were spun into hits by, among others, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Gladys […]

R.I.P Bubba Smith

Bubba Smith, the larger-than-life 1971 Super Bowl winner with the Baltimore Colts who played the mild-mannered Moses Hightower in six Police Academy movies, was found dead in his Los Angeles home Wednesday. He was 66. The cause of death was not immediately determined, but the Los Angeles County coroner’s office said in a statement, “There […]

Winehouse’s Final Days

When Amy Wineshouse passed away on July 23, many jumped to the conclusion that she’d overdosed after a drug binge. But what she was really doing, say sources, was surprisingly low-key: She laid low at her London home, spent time with her mother, and had a routine doctor’s visit. In fact, while the toxicology results […]

R.I.P to Katie Courics Father

Always one of the most difficult times in a person’s life, Katie Couric is dealing with the saddening situation of preparing a funeral for her father.The television anchorwoman’s dad, John Martin Couric Jr., passed away at the age of 90-year-old after a battle with Parkinson’s Disease.Grateful for all of the kind words she’s received, Katie […]

R.I.P-Ryan Dunn

Ryan Dunn, famous for his fearless off-the-wall stunts on MTV’s Jackass, died in a car crash Monday morning in West Goshen Township, Pa. He was 34. The car crash occurred at 3 a.m. on Route 322 and New Street, and Dunn was with an unidentified passenger, who also died in the accident, police confirm to […]

RIP Phoebe Snow

The songwriter died today in Edison,NJ, while in January of 2010 she suffered a brain hemorrhage.Phoebe was 60 year old.”Phoebe’s parents gave her the obligatory piano and guitar lessons, though her real inspiration came from jazz and blues records. School, according to the the artist, was an agonizing exercise in social maladjustment. “All I wanted […]

Alice In Chains:Mike Starr

Mike Starr was found dead on Tuesday in Salt Lake City.The bassist from the former band Alice In Chains,was also in the VH1 reality show, Celebrity Rehab.Jerry Cantrell and Sean Kinney have asked to have the media to respect their privacy and the mourning of their dear friend.R.I.P…Stay Stong The Starr Family