Diahann Carroll, Oscar-Nominated Pioneering Actress, DiesAlthough she was not the first black woman to star in her own TV show (Ethel Waters played a maid in the 1950s series "Beulah"), she was the first to star as someone other than a servant.
Eddie Money, 'Two Tickets To Paradise Singer, Has Died At Age 70In 1987, Money received a best rock vocal Grammy nomination for "Take Me Home Tonight," which featured a cameo from Ronnie Spector.
Joan Johnson, Co-Founder Of Johnson Products, Maker Of Afro Sheen Has DiedThe company also helped the growth of another American icon which got its start in Chicago: "Soul Train." In the early 1970s Johnson Products became a sponsor of the groundbreaking TV dance and musical variety program, which went on to run in national syndication for almost four decades.
Peter Fonda, 'Easy Rider' Star, Dead at 79
Toni Morrison, Nobel Prize Winning Author Of 'Beloved,' Has Died At 88Morrison was one of the most iconic writers of her time, excelling as a novelist, essayist, editor, and short story writer. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993, the first African American to receive the distinction.
Actor Rutger Hauer Of ‘Blade Runner’ Fame Has DiedIn “Blade Runner,” Hauer played the murderous replicant Roy Batty on a desperate quest to prolong his artificially shortened life in post-apocalyptic, 21st-century Los Angeles.
Art Neville, Member Of Neville Brothers, Meters, Dies At 81The cause of death was not immediately available but Neville had battled a number of health issues including complications from back surgery.
Ross Perot, Billionaire And Former Presidential Candidate Has Died At Age 89In 1992, Perot made a name for himself when he became the most successful non-major party presidential candidate in 80 years, amassing 19 percent of the popular vote, running against President George H.W. Bush and Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton.
Holocaust Survivor Eva Kor Dies At Age 85Kor is a Jewish native of Romania who was sent in 1944 to the Auschwitz concentration camp, where most of her family was killed. She and her twin sister survived, but were subjected to inhumane medical experiments.
Beth Chapman, Wife Of Bounty Hunter Reality TV Star, DiesShe was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2017. A tumor was removed and she was cancer-free. But she was later diagnosed with lung cancer.
'Dr. John,' Funky New Orleans 'Night-Tripper' Musician, Dies
Claus von Bulow, Cleared In Attempted Murder Of Wife, DiesThe tall, aristocratic von Bulow was charged with putting his wife, Martha "Sunny" von Bulow, into an irreversible coma to gain her fortune so he could live with his mistress, a raven-haired soap opera actress.
Report: Bill Buckner Dead At 69 Bill Buckner, who went down in Boston Red Sox history for the error that ended Game 6 of the 1986 World Series against the New York Mets but received warm welcomes at Fenway Park in his later years, has died, according to a report. He was 69 years old.
Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca In The 'Star Wars' Films, Dies At 74As Chewbacca, known to his friends as Chewie, the 7-foot-3 Mayhew was a fierce warrior with a soft heart, loyal sidekick to Harrison Ford's Han Solo, and co-pilot of the Millennium Falcon.
Notable Reaction To The Death Of Filmmaker John Singleton"The youngest-ever Best Director nominee and an inspiration to us all. John Singleton, you will be greatly missed."