Celebrity deaths

FILE - This 1972 file image shows singer and actress Diahann Carroll. Carroll died, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, at her home in Los Angeles after a long bout with cancer. She was 84. (AP Photo/Jean-Jacques Levy, File)
October 04, 2019 - 1:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actress and singer who won critical acclaim as the first black woman to star in a non-servant role in a TV series as "Julia," has died. She was 84. Carroll's daughter, Susan Kay, told The Associated Press her mother died Friday in Los Angeles of...
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Models wear creations as part of the Chanel Ready To Wear Spring-Summer 2020 collection, unveiled during the fashion week, in Paris, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
October 01, 2019 - 6:49 pm
PARIS (AP) — In her first solo ready-to-wear show since Karl Lagerfeld's death, Chanel designer Virginie Viard had a lot to prove. And by recreating a sprawling Parisian roofscape inside the Grand Palais with a front row including Sting and Cardi B, Viard showed she intended to take on Lagerfeld's...
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FILE - This July 4, 2010 file photo shows American opera singer Jessye Norman performing on the Stravinski Hall stage at the 44th Montreux Jazz Festival, in Montreux, Switzerland. Norman died, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital in New York. She was 74. (AP Photo/Keystone/Dominic Favre, File)
September 30, 2019 - 7:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jessye Norman, the renowned international opera star whose passionate soprano voice won her four Grammy Awards, the National Medal of Arts and the Kennedy Center Honor, has died, according to family spokesperson Gwendolyn Quinn. She was 74. A statement released to The Associated...
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FILE - This Feb. 12, 2017 file photo shows songwriter and producer busbee at the 59th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Warner Records sent out a statement on Sunday saying busbee, whose real name was Michael James Ryan, died, but no cause of death or date was given. He was 43. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
September 30, 2019 - 4:50 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Warner Records said Grammy-nominated songwriter-producer busbee, who co-wrote Maren Morris' breakout hit "My Church" and also crafted songs for Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Pink, Shakira and Florida Georgia Line, has died. He was 43. The record label confirmed his death in...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2008 file photo, Mexican singer Jose Jose poses for photographers backstage at the Premio Lo Nuestro Latin Music Awards in Miami. Local media outlets report that the Mexican crooner died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 from pancreatic cancer. He was 71. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
September 28, 2019 - 6:08 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican crooner José José, the elegant dresser who moved audiences to tears with melancholic love ballads and was known as the "Prince of Song," has died at the age of 71. Mexican artists' association ANDI confirmed the death in a Twitter post on Saturday. Multiple media outlets...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2013, file photo, rapper Mac Miller performs on his Space Migration Tour in Philadelphia. A third man has been arrested and charged with drug offenses in connection with the overdose death of the rapper. Court documents show Steven Walter is suspected of selling counterfeit oxycodone pills laced with fentanyl that Miller possessed before he died of an accidental overdose last year of cocaine, alcohol and the powerful opioid. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)
September 26, 2019 - 5:26 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A third man has been arrested and charged with drug offenses in connection with rapper Mac Miller's overdose death last year. Court documents show Stephen Walter is suspected of selling counterfeit oxycodone pills laced with fentanyl that Miller possessed before he died last...
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A show worker, left, produces bubbles as a model wears a creation as part of the Rick Owens Ready To Wear Spring-Summer 2020 collection, unveiled during the fashion week, in Paris, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
September 26, 2019 - 2:06 pm
PARIS (AP) — Model and singer Pixie Geldof and Louis Vuitton designer Nicolas Ghesquiere watched from Grand Palais' front row Thursday morning in Paris as Chloe put on a spring manifesto in wearable chic. Here are some highlights of spring-summer 2020 collections in the French capital. CHLOE'S...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2016 file photo, Mac Miller performs at the 2016 The Meadows Music and Arts Festivals at Citi Field in Flushing, New York. Authorities say an Arizona man has become the second person arrested on drug charges in the investigation of the overdose death of the rapper. Havasu City, Ariz., police said Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, that Ryan Reavis has been charged with possession of marijuana and prescription drugs. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)
September 25, 2019 - 3:41 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Arizona man has become the second person arrested on drug charges in the investigation of the overdose death of rapper Mac Miller, authorities said. Ryan Reavis, 36, was charged in Mohave County court with possession of marijuana, prescription drugs and drug paraphernalia;...
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FILE - This June 18, 2015 file photo shows Robert Hunter at the 46th Annual Songwriters Hall Of Fame Induction and Awards Gala in New York. Hunter, the man behind the poetic and mystical words for many of the Grateful Dead’s finest songs, died Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, at his Northern California home, according to Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart. He was 78. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
September 24, 2019 - 4:08 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert Hunter, the man behind the poetic and mystical words for many of the Grateful Dead's finest songs, has died at age 78. Hunter died Monday at his Northern California home with his wife, Maureen, at his side, former Grateful Dead publicist Dennis McNally told The Associated...
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September 22, 2019 - 10:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Television celebrity chef and restaurateur Carl Ruiz has died. He was 44. His New York City restaurant, La Cubana, confirmed his death in an Instagram post on Sunday. The restaurant said "no words can fully express our sadness at the sudden loss of their dear friend and brother."...
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