Category: In Memoriam

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Talkin’ Hawkin

English physicist Stephen Hawking passed away this morning at the age of 76. Over the past few decades, Hawking made various popular culture appearances, including showing up on The Simpsons, Star Trek:...

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Craig Mack 1970-2018

New York City-born rapper Craig Mack passed away on Monday at the age of 47. Mack is most known for the song “Flava in Ya Ear,” which hit the Top...

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Music of the Kesh

Ursula K. Le Guin, who is broadly known for her science/fantasy fiction writing, passed away last week at the age of 88. Among Le Guin’s works is her 1985 novel Always...

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Dolores O’Riordan 1971-2018

Dolores O’Riordan, the lead singer of The Cranberries, passed away yesterday at the age of 46. The Cranberries are most known for their song “Linger,” which hit the Top 10...

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Ray Thomas 1941-2018

Ray Thomas of The Moody Blues died Thursday at the age of 76. In addition to playing the flute, performing on other instruments, and doing some vocals for the band,...

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It Happened 50 Years Ago: Otis Redding

In the mid-1960s, Georgia-born musician Otis Redding emerged as one of the most celebrated soul artists in the country. Redding would proceed to hit the Top 40 on Billboard‘s Hot 100...

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David Cassidy 1950-2017

As you’ve likely heard, David Cassidy passed away yesterday at the age of 67. Cassidy, of course, came to fame as a member of The Partridge Family, and that popularity...

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Della Reese 1931-2017

Actor and singer Della Reese passed away on Monday at the age of 86. In recent years, Reese was known for starring in the television show Touched by an Angel. In...

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Malcolm Young 1953-2017

As you’ve likely heard, guitarist Malcolm Young of AC/DC passed away Saturday at the age of 64. AC/DC is remembered for such late 1970s/early 1980s hits as “Back in Black,”...

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Fats Domino 1928-2017

As you’ve likely heard, Fats Domino passed away yesterday at the age of 89. Domino is most known for his biggest hit “Blueberry Hill,” which reached number 2 in 1957....