Cream vocalist and bassist Jack Bruce dies at 71

posted 2014-10-26 07:23:25 by jeffjones

LONDON (AP) - Jack Bruce was part Mississippi Delta and part Carnaby Street. In his glorious heyday as bassist and lead vocalist of 1960s power trio Cream he helped create a sound that combined American blues and psychedelia to thrill audiences throughout the world.

Bruce, who died Saturday of liver disease at age 71, enjoyed a long, respected solo career after the band's acrimonious breakup, but will be best remembered for his stint with Cream and for classics like "Sunshine of Your Love" and "I Feel Free."

Alvin Stardust dies aged 72 after short illness

posted 2014-10-23 08:11:39 by tboz

Pop singer best known for 1970s hits such as My Coo Ca Choo was recently diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer

Fashion icon Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

posted 2014-10-21 07:55:14 by jeffjones

NEW YORK (AP) -- Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82.

‘Fraggle Rock’, ‘Boondock Saints’ actor Gerard Parkes dies at 90

posted 2014-10-20 23:27:50 by grendel

Gerard Parkes, the Irish-Canadian character actor best known for playing two very different “Docs” in The Boondock Saints and Jim Henson’s show Fraggle Rock, died Sunday in a Toronto retirement home just days after his birthday, his agent confirmed to EW. He was 90.

Elizabeth Peña dies.

posted 2014-10-16 06:22:41 by jeffjones

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elizabeth Pena, the versatile actress who shifted between dramatic roles in such films as "Lone Star" and comedic parts in TV shows like "Modern Family," has died. She was 55.

Isaiah 'Ikey' Owens, keyboardist for Mars Volta and Jack White, dead at 38

posted 2014-10-14 23:21:46 by grendel

Isaiah "Ikey" Owens, the keyboardist in Jack White's backing band, has died. The musician also played with bands such as Mars Volta and Free Moral Agents. With Owens' passing, the remaining shows in White's Mexican tour have been canceled.

Joan Rivers Passes

posted 2014-09-21 13:57:53 by jeffjones

Joan Alexandra Molinsky June 8, 1933 – September 4, 2014

Piece of Human Shit Fred Phelps Dead: Westboro Baptist Church Founder Dies At 84

posted 2014-03-20 12:35:14 by dmcnelis

Fred Phelps, the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, has died at the age of 84, according to two of his children.

Bob Casale, Guitarist in Devo, Dies at 61

posted 2014-02-24 16:02:12 by grendel

Bob Casale, a guitarist who was an original member of the influential rock band Devo, died on Monday. He was 61.

Harold Ramis, Chicago actor, writer and director, dead at 69

posted 2014-02-24 12:37:07 by grendel

Harold Ramis was one of Hollywood’s most successful comedy filmmakers when he moved his family from Los Angeles back to the Chicago area in 1996. His career was still thriving, with "Groundhog Day" acquiring almost instant classic status upon its 1993 release and 1984's "Ghostbusters" ranking among the highest-grossing comedies of all time, but the writer-director wanted to return to the city where he’d launched his career as a Second City performer.