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OBITUARIES  2018

Kofi Annan -   Kofi Annan, the only black African to become UN secretary-general died 8/18/2018. The 80-year-old "passed away peacefully after a short illness", the foundation named after him said.
Aretha Franklin -   Aretha Franklin, whose gospel-rooted singing and bluesy yet expansive delivery earned her the title "the Queen of Soul," died on 8/16/2018. She was 76. The cause was advanced pancreatic cancer, her publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn, said.
Joe Jackson -   Joe Jackson, patriarch of the legendary Jackson family died 6/27/2018, the estate of Michael has confirmed in a statement. No cause of death was given, though he had reportedly been diagnosed with cancer.
Anthony Bourdain -   The celebrity chef died of an apparent suicide in France at the age of 61. "It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain,” CNN said in a statement on June 8.
DuShon Monique Brown -   The Chicago Fire actress died on March 23 at the age of 49. The Prison Break alum, who played Connie in the NBC series, had checked herself into a hospital earlier in the week after experiencing chest pains but was released shortly afterward.
Craig Mack -   The former rapper, who found fame on Diddy’s Bad Boy Records, died on March 12 at the age of 46. He was best known for his 1994 single “Flava in Ya Ear,” which was famously remixed by Notorious B.I.G., LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes and Rampage. Mack later left the music industry to become a minister at a church in SC.
Reg E. Cathey -   The House of Cards actor died on February 9 at age 59. It was reported that the actor had been battling lung cancer and died in his home in New York surrounded by loved ones. The Emmy winner was also known for his roles on The Wire and in movies including The Mask, Fantastic Four and S.W.A.T.
Winnie Mandela -   Winnie Mandela, activist, 81 (Sept. 26, 1936 — April 2, 2018) South African anti-apartheid activist Winnie Mandela, often referred to as the Mother of the Nation, has died following a long illness. She was married to South Africa’s first black president, Nelson Mandela, for 38 years, including the 27 years he was imprisoned.
Dennis Edwards -   Dennis Edwards, singer, 74 (Feb. 3, 1943 — Feb. 1, 2018) Grammy-winning singer Dennis Edwards was the voice of the Temptations for two decades, having joined the popular R&B vocal group in the late 1960s. Edwards and the Temptations were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.
Yvonne Staples -   Yvonne Staples, a member of her family’s gospel group the Staple Singers, died at her home in Chicago on April 10 following a battle with colon cancer, which she was diagnosed with just two weeks ago, according to The Guardian. She was 80.
Olivia Cole -  Olivia Cole, the Emmy-winning actress known for her work in such TV programs as Roots and Backstairs at the White House, died Jan. 19 at her home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where she lived for nearly 30 years. She was 75. Her agent, Susie Schwarz, confirmed the news.
Hugh Masekela -  Hugh Masekela, a South African trumpeter and anti-apartheid activist known as “the father of South African jazz,” died “peacefully” surrounded by his family on Jan. 23 in Johannesburg “after a protracted and courageous battle with prostate cancer.” He was 78.

















 
 
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