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Chuck Berry Dead - Legendary Musician Dies at 90

Chuck Berry, who helped pave the way for rock ‘n’ roll, has sadly passed away at the age of 90.

The legendary musician was found unresponsive in his home at approximately 12:40 p.m. on Saturday (March 18), the St. Charles County Police Department confirmed.

Chuck was known for his hit songs like “Johnnie B. Goode,” “You Never Can Tell,” and “No Particular Place To Go.”

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The full statement from the police department reads: “St. Charles County police responded to a medical emergency on Buckner Road at approximately 12:40 p.m. today (Saturday, March 18). Inside the home, first responders observed an unresponsive man and immediately administered lifesaving techniques. Unfortunately, the 90-year-old man could not be revived and was pronounced deceased at 1:26 p.m. The family requests privacy during this time of bereavement.”

No further details have yet been revealed.

Chuck is survived by his wife Themetta “Toddy” Suggs and his children Ingrid, Aloha, Charles Jr., and Melody.

Our thoughts are with Chuck‘s loved ones during this difficult time.

James Cotton Dead - Blues Harmonica Legend Passes Away at 81

James Cotton, one of the most well-known blues harmonica players of all time, has sadly died at the age of 81.

The Grammy Award-winning musician passed away on Thursday (March 16) due to pneumonia while being treated at St. David’s Medical Center in Austin, Texas, according to a statement from James‘ label, Alligator Records.

James was born on a Mississippi cotton plantation and started playing the harmonica at age nine.

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He was later mentored by Sonny Boy Williamson II and toured with Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters before forming The James Cotton Band in 1966, collaborating with Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, and more.

James is survived by his wife Jacklyn Hairston, daughters Teresa Hampton and Marshall Ann, son James Patrick, and lots of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Our thoughts are with James‘ loved ones during this difficult time.

Joni Sledge Dead - 'We Are Family' Singer Passes Away at 60

Singer Joni Sledge from the sister musical group Sister Sledge has passed away at 60-years-old, her publicist told CNN.

As of now, the cause of her Joni‘s death is unknown.

“Yesterday, numbness fell upon our family. We are saddened to inform you that our dear sister, mother, aunt, niece and cousin, Joni passed away yesterday. Please pray for us as we weep for this loss. We do know that she is now eternally with Our Lord,” the group posted on their Facebook page.

Joni and Sister Sledge are best known for their 1979 hit song “We Are Family.”

Our thoughts are with Joni Sledge’s loved ones at this time.

Robert Osborne Dead - TCM Host & Film Historian Passes Away at 84

Film historian Robert Osborne, who was well known as the host of Turner Classic Movies’ host since 1994, has passed away at the age of 84.

“All of us at Turner Classic Movies are deeply saddened by the death of Robert Osborne,” TCM said in a statement after news broke of his death (via Variety). In the past, Robert wrote for THR, was the official greeter on the red carpet for the Academy Awards from 2006-10, and even did some acting work over the years.

A cause of death has not yet been released.

TCM has posted a touching tribute to the journalist and on-air personality, which you can watch below.

Our thoughts are with Robert‘s loved ones during this time.

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Mel B Announces Her Father Has Died After Five Year Battle with Cancer

Mel B is mourning the loss of her father.

The 41-year-old America’s Got Talent judge announced on Instagram early Sunday morning (March 5) that her father Martin Brown has passed away after a five year battle with cancer. He was 63.

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“It is with great sadness after a 5yr battle to multiple myeloma cancer our loving father Martin Brown passed away age 63 peacefully yesterday. Both of us his children were by his side and would like to say thank you to St Gemma’s and all the doctors and nurses for there amazing care and support over the years. Please respect our privacy and let us as a united family grieve with love and respect. Melanie and Danielle Brown x Be Free Dad,” Mel captioned the below pic.

TMZ has also announced that filming of America’s Got Talent has been cancelled for the upcoming week as she mourns her father’s death.

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Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mel B and her family during this difficult time.

Miriam Colon Dead - 'Scarface' Actress Dies at 80

Miriam Colon has passed away at the age of 80.

The Puerto Rican actress – best known for playing Al Pacino‘s mother (Mama Montana) in the 1983 film Scarface – reportedly died on Friday (March 3) due to complications from a pulmonary infection, her husband Fred Valle told the Associated Press.

Miriam was also known for founding the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater in New York, helping to launch the bilingual theater movement in the U.S.

Her early TV credits included Alfred Hitchcock Presents and The Dick Van Dyke Show, while she was later featured on series like HBO’s How To Make It In America and AMC’s Better Call Saul.

In 2015, former president Barack Obama awarded her with the National Medal of Arts for her contributions.

We send our thoughts and condolences to her loved ones during this difficult time.

RHONJ's Antonia Gorga Dead - Teresa Giudice's Mom Dies at 66

Antonia Gorga, the mother of Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Teresa Giudice and Joe Gorga, has passed away at the age of 66.

A source confirmed the sad news to People, though details on the death have not yet been announced and Teresa and Joe have not yet commented.

Antonia made many appearances on the Bravo reality series over the years and she was constantly featured on her kids’ social media pages.

“Mommy I love you so much ❤️ #daughtersloveforhermom,” Teresa captioned the below photo on Instagram back in December. Fans have taken to the comment thread of the photo to pay their respects.

We send our thoughts and condolences to all of Antonia‘s loved ones during this difficult time.

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