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Billy Paul Dead - 'Me and Mrs. Jones' Philly Soul Singer Passes Away at 80

Billy Paul, jazz and soul singer best known for his hit singles “Philadelphia Soul” and “Me and Mrs. Jones,” has passed away, according to ABC News.

The 80-year-old musician died at his home in Blackwood, New Jersey, his co-manager, Beverly Gay, told The Associated Press. Billy had been diagnosed recently with pancreatic cancer.

“We regret to announce with a heavy heart that Billy has passed away today at home after a serious medical condition,” said a statement posted to his official website. “We would like to extend our most sincere condolences to his wife Blanche and family for their loss, as they and the world grieves the loss of another musical icon that helped pioneered today’s R&B music. Billy will be truly missed. Please share you thought, messages and stories of Billy as we remember this legendary artist, family member and friend.”

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

Michelle McNamara Dead - Wife of Patton Oswalt Passes Away at 46

Michelle McNamara, a crime writer and the wife of actor Patton Oswalt, has sadly died at the age of 46.

The writer and founder of the website True Crime Diary, passed away in her sleep in her Los Angeles home on Thursday night (April 21). No further details have been released regarding her passing.

Michelle‘s website covered both breaking stories and cold cases and she aimed to bring attention to cases that had not been publicized.

Michelle and Patton had been married in 2005 and welcomed their daughter Alice in 2009.

Our thoughts are with Michelle‘s family and friends at this difficult time.

Prince Dead - Legendary Singer Dies at 57

Prince, the legendary entertainer, reportedly passed away at the age of 57.

A body was reported to be found at the singer’s Paisley Park compound in Minnesota on Thursday (April 21), and TMZ has confirmed the entertainer has died.

Prince had a medical emergency last week where he had to make an emergency landing on his airplane.

Nothing is known right now about the cause of death or what happened.

Over the course of his multi-decade career, Prince released 39 studio albums. He also starred in the 1984 hit Purple Rain, and won the Best Original Score Oscar for his work on the movie. He also had recently announced he was working on a memoir.

Our thoughts are with Prince‘s loved ones during this time. We will update the public with more information as it is released.

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WWE Wrestler Joanie 'Chyna' Laurer Dead at 45 - Report

Joanie Laurer, better known as Chyna, has reported passed away.

According to a statement on her official Twitter account, the former WWE wrestler was found dead at the age of 45.

“It is with deep sadness to inform you today that we lost a true icon, a real life superhero. Joanie Laurer aka Chyna, the 9th wonder of the world has passed away. She will live forever in the memories of her millions of fans and all of us that loved her,” the tweet read.

Our thoughts go out to her friends and family if the news is true.

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Doris Roberts Dead - 'Everybody Loves Raymond' Actress Passes Away at 90

Doris Roberts, well known for playing the hilarious mother on Everybody Loves Raymond, has passed away at the age of 90, according to TMZ.

The 90-year-old actress reportedly passed on Sunday (April 17) in Los Angeles. There has been no official statement made, or cause of death revealed at this time.

Doris won a total of 5 Emmy Awards, including 4 total for her role on Raymond. Everybody Loves Raymond ran on TV from 1996-2005. The last we saw of Doris was in this hilarious Doritos Super Bowl commercial.

She is survived by a son, Michael Cannata Jr.

Our thoughts are with Doris‘ loved ones during this time.

David Gest Dead - Liza Minnelli's Ex Passes Away at 62

David Gest, well known as a famous music producer, ex husband of Liza Minnelli, and recent contestant on Celebrity Big Brother, has passed away on Tuesday (April 12) in London, England.

The 62-year-old was found at the Four Seasons Hotel, and an autopsy is planned, THR reports.

David appeared on Celebrity Big Brother just a few months ago, at the same time David Bowie passed away. During filming, when they got the news that David Bowie had passed, there was a misunderstanding and Tiffany Pollard thought David Gest had passed.

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

Former New Orleans Saints Player Will Smith Shot & Killed

Such sad news – former Super Bowl winner Will Smith has died.

According to ABC News, the 34-year-old former Saints player was shot and killed after a minor car accident on Saturday night (April 9) in New Orleans, La.

A man named Cardell Hayes, 28, was later arrested in connection to the death and is currently being held without bond on one count of second-degree murder.

Will‘s wife Racquel, who was riding in the car with him, was also shot, but is expected to make a full recovery. They have two children together.

Our thoughts go out to Will‘s family and friends during this difficult time.

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