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Celebrity Deaths in Music

  • Clark Terry, 94 (1920 - 2015)

    Clark Terry

    By CHARLES J. GANS, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Legendary jazz trumpeter Clark Terry, who mentored Miles Davis and Quincy Jones and played in the orchestras of both Count Basie and Duke Ellington and on "The Tonight Show," has died. He was 94. Terry's wife announced his death on his website late Saturday night. Gwen Terry's statement did not provide further details, and she did...

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  • Lorena Rojas , 44 (1971 - 2015)

    Lorena  Rojas

    The Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — Popular Mexican soap opera and movie actress Lorena Rojas has died of cancer at age 44. Latin World Entertainment talent agency said in a statement that Rojas died Monday in Miami surrounded by loved ones. She had battled cancer since 2008. The Mexico City-born actress began her career in the 1990s with "Alcanzar una Estrella." She later had roles in ...

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  • Lesley Gore, 68 (1946 - 2015)

    Lesley Gore

    By MARK KENNEDY, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Singer-songwriter Lesley Gore, who topped the charts in 1963 at age 16 with her epic song of teenage angst, "It's My Party," and followed it up with the hits "Judy's Turn to Cry," and the feminist anthem "You Don't Own Me," died Monday. She was 68. Gore, a nonsmoker, died of lung cancer at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan,...

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  • Octavian Naghiu (2015)

    Octavian  Naghiu

    The Associated PressBUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's national opera says tenor Octavian Naghiu, who was arrested by the country's Communist rulers before emigrating and singing at New York's Metropolitan Opera, has died. He was 81.Naghiu died Saturday from a heart attack, the opera said in a statement on its web site.Born in the Transylvanian village of Rucar in 1933, Naghiu began singing in...

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  • Dominic "The Jacka" Newton (2015)

    Dominic "The Jacka" Newton

    An East Bay rapper known as "the Jacka" was shot dead while making music with his friends in Oakland, a friend said. More details will be provided as they become available.

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