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Jim Steinman, hitmaker for Meat Loaf and Celine Dion, dies

Apr. 20, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Steinman, the Grammy-winning composer who wrote Meat Loaf's best-selling “Bat Out Of Hell" debut album as well as hits for Celine Dion, Air Supply and Bonnie Tyler, has died, his brother said. He was 73. Bill Steinman told The Associated Press that...

Antron Pippen, Scottie Pippen's oldest son, dies at 33

Apr. 19, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

Antron Pippen, the son of Basketball Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen and once a top college prospect, has died. He was 33. Scottie Pippen announced the death on his social media platforms, saying his oldest child died Sunday. He did not give a cause. ...

Alma Wahlberg, mother of Mark, Donnie Wahlberg, dies at 78

Apr. 18, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

Alma Wahlberg, the mother of entertainers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg and a regular on their reality series “Wahlburgers,” has died, her sons said on social media Sunday. She was 78. “My angel. Rest in peace,” Mark Wahlberg tweeted. Donnie...

Star British choreographer Liam Scarlett dies at 35

Apr. 17, 2021 08:24 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Liam Scarlett, a star British choreographer whose career was clouded by abuse allegations, has died. He was 35. Scarlett’s family said Saturday that “it is with great sadness that we announce the tragic, untimely death of our beloved Liam.” ...

'Peaky Blinders' actor Helen McCrory dies of cancer at 52

Apr. 16, 2021 14:41 PM EDT

British actor Helen McCrory, who starred in the television show “Peaky Blinders” and the “Harry Potter” movies, has died, her husband said Friday. She was 52 and had been suffering from cancer. Her husband, fellow actor Damian Lewis, said McCrory died...

Leroy Keyes, gold standard of Purdue football, dies at 74

Apr. 15, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

Leroy Keyes, a two-time consensus All-American running back and one of the greatest football players in Purdue history, died Thursday. He was 74. He died at his home in West Lafayette, Indiana, surrounded by his wife and children, the family said in a statement. ...

Nas, Eve, Snoop, Aaliyah's mom react to death of rapper DMX

Apr. 09, 2021 18:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Reaction to the death of Grammy-nominated rapper DMX, who died Friday at 50. — “Earl Simmons was a wonderful, caring father, and a sensitive, thoughtful man. Unfortunately, Dark Man X took over and ran amok, tormented and struggling to find the...

'Nothing less than a giant': Rapper-actor DMX dies at 50

Apr. 09, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — DMX, the iconic hip-hop artist behind the songs “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” and “Party Up (Up in Here)” whose distinctively gruff voice and thoughtful messages in his rhymes made him one of rap’s biggest stars, has died, according to a family statement Friday. He was...

OJ Simpson, Las Vegas Strip hotel settle defamation case

Apr. 08, 2021 20:29 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson and a Las Vegas hotel-casino have settled a lawsuit alleging that unnamed employees defamed Simpson by telling a celebrity news site he had been banned from the property in November 2017 for being drunk and disruptive. Simpson’s attorney,...

Howard Weitzman, lawyer for Jackson, Bieber, DeLorean, dies

Apr. 08, 2021 18:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Howard Weitzman, an attorney whose clients included Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber, and auto maker John DeLorean, has died. He was 81. Weitzman died Wednesday in the Pacific Palisades section of Los Angeles after a brief illness, his wife, Margaret...