You take the blue pill, the story ends, you wake up in your bed and also believe whatever you desire to believe. You take the red pill, you remain in Wonderland, and also I present you how deep the rablittle hole goes. Remember...all Im giving is the truth, nothing even more. ~ Morpheus~... After analysis the indevelopment on this blog, you can never before aobtain say..."I didn"t know..."


BLACK CELEBRITIES WHO DIED WITH LITTLE OR NO FANFARE-PART I:

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R&B duo "Damian Dame" (pictured above) included Debra Jean Hurd aka "Deah Dame," and also Bruce Edward Brodus aka Damian. They were the first act signed to the "LaFace," label by Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and Antonio "L.A." Reid. They were famous for the complying with hits, "Exclusivity," "Right Dvery own To It," and "Gotta Find Out My Rhythm." Deah would certainly die in an auto accident on June 27, 1994. She was 35 years old. Damian would die on the same day (June 27th) two years later of colon cancer.
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Singer Ricdifficult "Dimples" Fields (pictured above) was famed for the songs, "If It Ain"t One Thing, It"s Anvarious other," and also "She"s Got Papers On Me." Fields would certainly die of an substantial stroke on Jan. 12th, 2000. He was 58 years old.

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Edmund Sylvers (pictured above) was the lead singer of the team "The Sylvers." At age 47, he would certainly succumb to lung cancer in 2004, following a 10-month condition. The Sylvers hits include: "Boogie Fever," and also "Hot Line."
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Actress Teresa Graves (pictured above) appeared on "Laugh-In," and also starred in the television series, "Get Christie Love," she popularized the word "sugar," in the series. Graves passed away in a residence fire 4 years earlier. She was found unconscious in a rear enhancement to the house wbelow a faulty spare heater sparked the blaze and she was pronounced dead at the scene. It took 50 firefighters, 30 minutes to put the fire out.
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Dino Connor, 28, (pictured above) was the lead singer of the group "H-Tvery own." He was killed together with his girlfrifinish in 2003. They had simply left the studio once their auto was struck by a SUV that ran a red light. The group climbed to prominance 12 years back through their smash hit, "Knockin The Boots."
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Renee Diggs (pictured above) was the lead vocalist for the team "Starsuggest." Their huge hit was "Object Of My Desire." Diggs passed away last year of heart-related complications and also she likewise endured from multiple sclerosis. Miss Diggs was 50.
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Singing trio "The Jones Girls," (pictured above) were sisters that sung background for Diana Ross. They climbed to fame after Ross obtained them a document deal to go out on their own. Their hits had, "You"re Going To Make Me Love Somebody Else," and also "Dance Turned Into Romance." Sadly, member Valorie Jones, 45, died in 2001, reason of fatality is unknown.
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Actress Shirley Hemphill (pictured above) showed up in the 70"s sitcom "What"s Happening." She died in 1999 from kidney faientice. She was 50. It was nearly two weeks before her body was found in her house.
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Lynn Collins (pictured above) that sung through James Brown and also taped the smash hit "Think" in the at an early stage 70"s passed away last year of cardiac arrhythmia. She was 56 years old.
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Van McCoy (January 6, 1940-July 6, 1979) was a music producer, musician, songwriter, and also orchestra conductor a lot of renowned for his enormous 1975 disco hit "The Hustle," which is still played on dance floors this particular day, nearly 30 years after his fatality. He is additionally noteworthy for producing such recording artists as Gladys Knight and the Pips, The Stylistics, Aretha Franklin, Brenda & The Tabulations, David Ruffin (Walk Away From Love) and also Peaches & Herb, Melba Moore (Lean On Me) and Stacy Lattiexperienced. McCoy passed away of a huge heart strike in 1979.
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Harry Ray (first photo) was the original lead singer of the "Moments," and also "Ray Goodmale & Brown." Their hits included, "Love On A Two Way Street," "Special Lady," and also "Happy Anniversary." Ray would certainly die of a massive stroke in 1992.
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Harold Melvin (over, center) created the team "Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes," with Teddy Pendergrass on lead vocals. The team had actually plenty of hits during the 70"s, including "Wake Up Everybody," and also "Bad Luck." Pendergrass would certainly leave to pursue a successful solo career. Harold Melvin ongoing to tour via various lineups of Blue Notes till enduring a substantial stroke. Melvin died on March 24, 1997 at the age of fifty-seven.
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Singer Gwen Guthrie is best known for her hit, "Ain"t Nopoint Going On But The Rent," in 1986. Guthrie started her career by moonlighting as a singer of commercial jingles, occasionally through her friend Valerie Simpson (of Ashford & Simpboy fame). A songwriting partnership with Patrick Grant caused Ben E. King"s comeago single, "Superherbal Thing," and "This Time I"ll Be Sweeter," spanned by numerous artists. She was likewise the writer of Roberta Flack"s "God Don"t Like Ugly," and also she added to the Sister Sledge album, "Circle Of Love." Miss Guthrie died of uterine cancer on February 3, 1999 at the age of 48.
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Wylie Draper, the actor who portrayed Michael Jackboy in the mini-series, "The Jacksons: An Amerihave the right to Dream," died a year after the program aired. Draper passed away from a rare create of leukemia.
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Theodore "Teddy" Wilson (pictured on the bottom fifty percent of the above photo through the mustache) was an character actor ideal recognized for his recurring function as Sweet Daddy Williams on the CBS sitcom Good Times from 1976 until 1979. Wilkid likewise played the duty of Al Dunbar in a renowned two-part episode of the 1970s sitcom What"s Happening!!. In the conclusion of the two-parter, Wilson"s character gets arrested for bootlegging a Doobie Brothers concert. Wilkid was married to actress Joan Pringle. He died from AIDS-related complications on July 21, 1991 at the age of 47 in Los Angeles, The golden state.
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Vocalist/writer/producer David Townsend
(pictured above in the hat) from the "80s vocal trio "Surconfront," well-known for such lush ballads as "Happy," "Closer Than Friends," "Shower Me With Your Love" and "The First Time," was discovered dead inside his Northridge, The golden state residence by a close friend. The reason of death was unrecognized. Townsend was 50. Townsfinish was the boy of the late songwriter/producer Ed Townsfinish, who was responsible for co-creating "Let"s Get It On" by the late good Marvin Gaye and had his own solo hit, "For Your Love" back in 1958.
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Lead singer, Kenny "G-Love," Greene (pictured in the center) of the 90"s group "Intro," died of AIDS complications in 2001.
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Actor Steve James (pictured over, on the right) starred mostly in low-budgain action films such as the American Ninja series, The Delta Force (1986), The Exterminator (1980), and Go into the Video Game of Death (1978). James additionally starred as Kung Fu Joe in the 1988 comedy/spoof "I"m Gonna Git You Sucka." His uncle was James Wall surface, who played Mr. Baxter on Captain Kangaroo. James was likewise cshed friends through actor Michael Dudikoff (over left, the two met while shooting American Ninja) and director William Friedkin explained him as "One of the most nicest, toughest and experienced actors I"ve ever before functioned with." Steve James died of pancreatic cancer in Burfinancial institution, California, at age 41 in 1993. Eulogies at James" funerial business were delivered by Sidney Poitier and also director-writer S.C. Dacy.
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Kevin Peter Hall (pictured above) was an actor famous for his functions as Dr. Elvin Lincoln in Misfits of Science (1985), the "monsters" in Prophecy (1979), Harry and the Hendersons (1987), Predator (1987), and also Predator 2 (1990). He also had actually guest spots on shows favor Night Court and Star Trek: The Next off Generation. He was typically actors in monster functions as a result of his exceptionally tall stature—he stood 7" 2½" (2.20 m). His mommy stood a optimal elevation of 6"2" and also his father stood 6"6." He married 227 actress Alaina Reed in 1989 after showing up on the routine. In the fevery one of 1990, Hall was involved in a car accident in Los Angeles and also compelled a blood transfusion, which was later on found to be contaminated via HIV. He contracted AIDS and died from complications related to the illness soon after that. He and his wife had two children.
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When Cameo initially hit the scene, Wayne Cooper (1st, black and white photo) was the lead singer. He sung lead on hits "Why Have I Lost You?" "We"re Going Out Tonight," and also "Shake Your Pants."
Before joining Cameo, Cooper reportedly was featured on background vocals on Eddie Kendricks" solo albums.
Cooper is considered one of the ideal falsetto vocalists of all-time, in the very same league as Bobby DeBarge and Philip Bailey.Cooper apparently left Cameo to go after a solo career however his career was reduced short by his death-that is still shrouded in mystery.Some reports show that Cooper passed away in a plane crash in 1981 and also other reports case that Cooper allegedly succumbed to AIDS in 1984 at the age of 28.
Depending on who you talk to, 16-year old actress, Tara McMullen (pictured over via Martin Lawrence) was either bi-racial or part Latino. Regardmuch less, we chose to encompass her in this segment. Tara Correa-McMullen (May 24, 1989–October 21, 2005) is the phase name of Shalvah McMullen, an actress who was well-known for a recurring duty playing a gang member, Graciela Reyes, on the CBS TV series, Judging Amy. In 2005, she co-starred in her first movie, "Rebound," with Martin Lawrence. Correa-McMullen was born in Westminster, Vermont to Devra Correa and Thomas McMullen. She moved to Los Angeles, The golden state and sang in the Venice High School choir. McMullen was also known for her temper, she gained into scuffles via high institution classmates and also she threw furniture. She eventually quit going to institution and also began hanging out via a older gangbanger. One day, she came down on the "Judging Amy," collection and sassist, "I don"t want to do this anymore," despite making thousands per episode, she simply wanted hanging out on the corners with gang buddies. Before that, she would certainly arrive on the collection through black eyes, claiming, she obtained jumped in in the time of a gang initiation, she also started dressing in all red. On October 21, 2005, Correa-McMullen was swarm to fatality exterior an apartment complex in Inglehardwood, The golden state. Suspected gang member Damien Watts, 20, was charged with her murder on March 1, 2006. When charged, Watts was already in custody for a sepaprice shooting. While police think her fatality was gang-associated (mirroring her many popular role), "she might have actually just gone to the wrong place at the wrong time," asserted Sgt. Steve Overly.
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Larry Riley (pictured over on the set of A Soldier"s Story) was an actor, best recognized to screen viewers for his duty as C.J. Memphis in the movie "A Soldier"s Story," and also as Frank Williams in the prime-time soap opera Knots Landing. When Riley wasn"t functioning as an actor, he was a respected craftsmale who constructed Hollytimber sets. He passed away of AIDS in 1992. He was required to give up his duty in "Knots Landing," because of his declining wellness as a result of the condition.
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Adolph Caesar is finest remembered for his function in director Norman Jewison"s film, "A Soldier"s Story," for which he obtained a nomicountry for "Best Actor in a Supporting Role" from both the Academy Awards and also the Golden Globes. He also played the duty of "Old Mister," opposite Whoopi Goldberg and also Danny Glover, in Stalso Spielberg"s film, "The Color Purple." Adolph Caesar was working on the Los Angeles collection of the 1986 film, "Tough Guys," once he endured a heart strike and also passed away a brief time later.
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Howard Rollins
was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Daytime Drama Series for his role on Another World. Rollins was likewise nominated for the 1981 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the movement picture, Ragtime. In 1984, he starred in director Normale Jewison"s film, A Soldier"s Story which brought about his duty as "Virgil Tibbs" on the In the Heat of the Night television series based upon Jewison"s acdeclared activity photo of the exact same name. In 1993, Rollins spent around a month in jail for driving under the affect and reckmuch less driving. Due to the fact that of continued legal problems, Rollins was ultimately dropped from In the Heat of the Night and also was replaced by Carl Weathers. Rollins was invited earlier as a guest star on several episodes in the seventh seakid, however even more legal difficulties resulted in his being completely banned from the county where the series was filmed. Throughout this time, Rollins changed his appearance and also appeared on a talk display in feminine looking apparel. Rollins passed away in 1996 after complications from AIDS-related lymphoma and also was interred in the Woodlawn Cemetery in his native Baltieven more. He had been diagnosed with the problem approximately six weeks earlier.
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In 1993, Earth, Wind & Fire saxophonist Don Myrick was fatally shot by LAPD in a situation of mistaken identification.
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Roger Troutguy November 29, 1951 - April 25, 1999 was the lead singer of the band Zapplication. Born in Hamilton, Ohio, Roger was the fourth of nine youngsters. On a Sunday morning, April 25, 1999, Roger Troutman was found shot and also critically wounded outside his northwest Dayton recording studio about 7 a.m. According to medical professionals, the 47-year-old had been swarm a number of times in the torso and also was in critical condition; he passed away throughout surgical procedure at the neighborhood hospital "Good Samaritan Hospital and also Health Center." Roger"s brvarious other Larry was uncovered dead in a auto a couple of blocks away through a solitary gunshot wound to the head. A pistol was discovered inside the car, which matched the summary of a auto leaving the scene of Roger Troutman"s shooting according to witnesses. Police concluded it to be an obvious murder-self-destruction, yet household members might not offer any kind of reason or motive. It is likely that a personal dispute had occurred between the two brothers; as far as deserve to be identified, Larry shot Roger, then swarm himself. Roger Troutguy is recognized for popularizing the talk box within the rap neighborhood. He was exceptionally well-known via bay location rappers such as Tupac Shakur and Spice 1. He collaborated with Tupac and also Dr. Dre on "California Love," which made the optimal 10 on the charts and was nominated for a Grammy for ideal rap performance by a duo or group in 1997.
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Grover Washington, Jr. (December 12, 1943 – December 17, 1999) was a jazz-funk musician born in Buffalo, New York. Alengthy via George Benchild, David Sanborn, Bob James, Chuck Mangione, Herb Alpert, and also Spyro Gyra, he is thought about by many type of to be among the founding fathers of the smooth jazz genre. Throughout the 1970s and also 1980s, Washington made some of the genre"s the majority of memorable hits, consisting of "Mr. Magic,""Babsence Frost," and "The Best is Yet to Come." In addition, he percreated exceptionally commonly with other artists, consisting of Bill Withers on "Just the Two of Us" (still in regular rotation on radio today) and Phyllis Hymale on "A Sacred Kind of Love." He is likewise remembered for his take on a Dave Brubeck classical, referred to as "Take Another Five", and also for his hit "Soulful Strut." On December 17th, 1999, while waiting in the green room after taping four songs for the The Early Show, at CBS Studios in New York City, Washington fell down. He was taken to St. Luke"s-Roosevelt Hospital, wbelow he was pronounced dead at around 7:30 p.m. His physicians established that he had actually endured a huge heart strike. He was 56 when he died.
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Chic was among the peak offering teams of the late 70"s via hits "Good Times," Le Freak," and so on, and members, Nile Rodgers & Bernard Edwards (bassist) were a top-notch in demand manufacturing team for Diana Ross (Upside Dvery own, I"m Coming Out), Sister Sledge (We Are Family, The Greatest Dancer), Blondie (Rapture), etc. Sadly, at the age of 43, Bernard Edwards (pictured over, third from the left) passed away of pneumonia while touring via the group “Power Station,” in Tokyo in 1996. Edwards left behind a wife and also five youngsters. Chic drummer Tony Thompkid (pictured over, on the end) would die of kidney cancer in November of 2003.

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Renalexecute "Obie" Benchild (second photo, left) a member of Motvery own singing group the Four Tops, passed away two years ago at age 69. The singer died in a Detroit hospital from lung cancer. He was diagnosed after having a leg amputated as a result of circulation difficulties. The Four Tops marketed 50 million records and had actually hits consisting of Reach Out (I"ll be There) and also I Can"t Aid Myself. The only enduring original members are Levi Stubbs and Abdul "Duke" Fakir. Lawrence Payton (second photo via glasses) passed away in 1997 of liver cancer. Levi Stubbs, lead singer of the Four Tops has cancer and also experienced a stroke and also is occasionally confined to a wheelchair.
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Paul Edward Winfield (May 22, 1939–March 7, 2004) was an Academy Award-nominated tv and also film actor. Winfield was openly gay in his exclusive life, however continued to be discreet around it in the public eye. He was finest recognized for his portrayal of a Louisiana sharecropper that struggles to support his household in the time of the Great Depression in the landmark film "Sounder," and as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the television miniseries "King." Winarea additionally narrated the show "City Confidential," on the A&E channel. Winarea died of a heart attack in 2004; he was 64. His long-time partner of 30 years, architect Charles Gillan Jr., predelivered him in fatality in 2002.
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