Black People : Notable Deaths in 2008

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  1. Fine1952

    Fine1952 Happy Winter Solstice MEMBER

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    03/22 - Cacheo
    Cuban bassist and composer Israel "Cachao" Lopez, credited with pioneering the mambo style of music, was called a major influence in Cuban musical history, with his passing marking the end of an era. Born in Havana in 1918, he began performing with the Havana symphony orchestra as a teenager, and wrote hundreds of songs in Cuba for bands and orchestras. He was 89.



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    04/28 - Will Robinson
    Robinson, a Detroit Pistons scout who discovered Joe Dumars and Dennis Rodman, broke the racial barrier in the 1970s when he coached Illinois State, becoming the first black basketball coach at a Division I school. He was 96.


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    06/02 - Bo Diddley
    Diddley was a founding father of rock 'n' roll whose distinctive "shave and a haircut, two bits" rhythm and innovative guitar effects inspired legions of other musicians. He was 79.


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    08/09 - Bernie Mac
    Mac, an award-winning actor-comedian, died at age 50 from complications of pneumonia. He was 50.



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    08/10 - Issac Hayes
    Hayes, the pioneering singer, songwriter and musician whose relentless "Theme From Shaft" won Academy and Grammy awards, was found dead in his home. He was 65.


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    08/19 - LeRoi Moore
    Moore, an accomplished saxophonist and one of the founding members of the Dave Matthews Band died in Los Angeles from complications resulting from an all-terrain vehicle accident in June. He was 46.


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    10/17 - Levi Stubbs
    Stubbs died at his home in Detroit. He was 72. In this 1966 file photo are the Four Tops members: Abdul Fakir, Stubbs, Lawrence Payton, and Renaldo Benson. With Stubbs in the lead, the Four Tops sold millions of records, including such hits as "Baby I Need Your Loving," "Reach Out (I'll Be There)" and "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)."

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    11/10 - Miriam Makeba
    Miriam Makeba, the South African singer who gained world recognition with her sultry voice but was banned from her own country for more than 30 years under apartheid, died after collapsing on stage in Italy. She was 76.


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    12/02 - Odetta Holmes
    Odetta, the folk singer with the powerful voice who moved audiences and influenced fellow musicians for a half-century, has died. She was 77. She was active in the civil rights movement and her music was a profound influence on everyone from Bob Dylan and Joan Baez to Janis Joplin and Maya Angelou.


    ......AND EARTHA KITT MAKES #10


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    12/25 - Eartha Kitt
    The Kitt died today, Thursday, December 25th in year 2008 of colon cancer. She was most recently treated at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York (link : Columbia Presbyterian Hospital) in New York,
    This sultry singer, dancer and actress "rose" from South Carolina cotton fields to become an international symbol of elegance, grace and sensuality. At the age of 81 --she was a Mother and a Grandmother.





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  2. Zulile

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    10/17 - Levi Stubbs
    Stubbs (second from left and the frontman for the American pop group The Four Tops) died at his home in Detroit. He was 72. In this 1966 file photo are the Four Tops members: Abdul Fakir, Stubbs, Lawrence Payton, and Renaldo Benson. With Stubbs in the lead, the Four Tops sold millions of records, including such hits as "Baby I Need Your Loving," "Reach Out (I'll Be There)" and "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)."


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    this is a wonderful post, thank you fine1952 :) Perhaps a copy in the ancestors forum would be good too. :heart:
     
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    Yes Fine1952, very thoughtful Post...


    Bo Diddley


    Bo Diddley died on June 2, 2008 of heart failure at his home in Archer, Florida.[29] Garry Mitchell, a grandson of Diddley and one of more than 35 family members at the musician's home when he died at 1:45 a.m. EDT (05:45 GMT), said his death was not unexpected. "There was a gospel song that was sung (at his bedside) and (when it was done) he said 'wow' with a thumbs up.


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    Okay, it seems like all of Bo Diddleys videos are disabled for some reason so I will post the link. Here is the link to a good performance. He is the only black man on stage with a few honkey tonk men.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDb1q-1QNgY
     
  5. Fine1952

    Fine1952 Happy Winter Solstice MEMBER

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    Thx 4 responding...!

    I take time out to honor our ancestors every year. This is the first time I have shared w/this site....:SuN044:
     
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    Fine1952 Happy Winter Solstice MEMBER

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    You are most gracious...

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    there is always love in my heart for all my people, most especially those who have made such a profound impact upon Western Civilization
     
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    Fine1952 Happy Winter Solstice MEMBER

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    Our Ancestors r...

    worth remembering always, Thx :qqb018:
     
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    Fine, did you originally have Bo Diddley posted, if so, I hadn't noticed it at first...sorry.
     
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    Make that 9

    Eartha Kitt passed away as well.
     
  10. Fine1952

    Fine1952 Happy Winter Solstice MEMBER

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    Originally

    the only person who was not posted was Eartha Kitt - The functionality of this site does not allow changes w/i the title so hence the title says 9.
     
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