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MOTOWN’S MARVELETTES MEMBER IS DEAD

NEW YORK - CIRCA 1965: Motown singing group The Marvelettes (L-R Katherine Anderson, Wanda Young (Rogers)and Gladys Horton) pose for a portrait circa 1965 in New York City, New York. (Photo by James Kriegsmann/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

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Wanda LaFaye Young (Rogers)
(August 9, 1943 – December 15, 2021),

(FoxNews) – Wanda Young, best known as a member of Motown’s
popular and chart-topping The Marvelettes, has died. She was 78.

Meta Ventress, Young’s daughter, told the New York Times that
her mother died on Dec. 15 in Garden City, Mich. She
told the
outlet
that the cause of the singers death had to do with
complications due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

 

 

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SINGER-SONGWRITER DEAD AT 85

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Thomas T. Hall (May 25, 1936 – August 20, 2021)


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tom T. Hall, the singer-songwriter
who composed “Harper Valley P.T.A.” and sang about life’s
simple joys as country music’s consummate blue collar bard,
has died.

His son, Dean Hall, confirmed the musician’s death on Friday
at his home in Franklin, Tennessee. Hall, known as “The
storyteller” for his unadorned yet incisive lyrics, composed
hundreds of songs.

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ACTRESS JESSICA WALTER HAS DIED AT 80

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Jessica Walter (January 31, 1941 – March 23, 2021)

 

Besides many film appearances, Walter is most recently known for her
role as Lucille Bluth on the Fox sitcom Arrested Development which
originally aired from November 2, 2003, to February 10, 2006.

Jessica Walter died in her sleep at her home in Manhattan on March
24. No cause of death has been given.

 

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BOXING LEGEND HAS DIED AT AGE 66

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Marvin Nathaniel Hagler (May 23, 1954 – March 13, 2021)


(Fox News) –
Marvelous Marvin Hagler, the boxing legend who
was the undisputed middleweight champion from 1980 to 1987 and
recorded 52 knockouts during his career, has died. His wife Kay,
made the announcement Saturday on Facebook stating
the boxer died unexpectedly at his home in New Hampshire. 

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BOXER LOSES BATTLE WITH CANCER AT 67

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Leon Spinks, right, connects with a right hook to Muhammad Ali,
during the late rounds of their championship fight in Las Vegas
on 15 February 1978. (AP)

 

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Leon Spinks (July 11, 1953 – February 5, 2021)


(Fox News) –
Leon Spinks, a former Marine who became a gold-
medal Olympic
boxer and once defeated Muhammad Ali in a
title fight,
has died. He had been battling multiple types of
cancers, including prostate cancer, for years,

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