Category: In Memoriam

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Doris Day 1922-2019

As you likely already know, Doris Day passed away on Monday at the age of 97. Day is known for her decades-long dual career acting and singing that stretched from...

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Dick Dale 1937-2019

Dick Dale, the guitarist known for originating the “surf” guitar sound, died Saturday at the age of 81. Dale’s most prolific period came between 1962 and 1965, when he released...

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Peter Tork 1942-2019

News is spreading that Peter Tork, the bassist from The Monkees, has passed away just over a week after turning 77. To connect with Tunesmate’s interest in celebrating music and...

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Albert Finney 1936-2019

As you’ve likely heard, actor Albert Finney passed away Thursday at the age of 82. In connection with music, Finney had starring roles in two film musicals: Scrooge in 1970 and Annie in...

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James Ingram 1952-2019

News has been circulating today that James Ingram has passed away at the age of 66. As a pop music artist, Ingram enjoyed his greatest success between 1981 and 1990,...

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Daryl Dragon 1942-2019

Daryl Dragon, a.k.a., “Captain” from Captain and Tenille, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 76. Captain and Tenille enjoyed all of their pop chart success between 1975 and...

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Penny Marshall 1943-2018

As you may have already heard, Penny Marshall passed away yesterday at the age of 75. Marshall’s career included numerous acting roles on television and in film from the 1960s...

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Burt Reynolds 1936-2018

News is circulating that Burt Reynolds has passed away at the age of 82. While Reynolds is, of course, known for his decades of acting, he also dipped into the...

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Aretha Franklin 1942-2018

As you’ve likely heard by now, Aretha Franklin passed away today at the age of 76. Franklin is, of course, known for her multitude of Top 40 hits spanning from...

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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:...