Kool & The Gang Co-founder, Singer, Producer Ronald 'Khalis' Bell Dies At 68Ronald “Khalis” Bell, a co-founder, singer and producer of the group Kool & the Gang, has died. He was 68.
Bud 'Dog' Turner, Cal Football Fixture for Half Century, Dies at Age 84Bud “Dog” Turner, who worked in various roles for the Cal football program for a half-century, has died. He was 84.
Gail Sheehy, Author Of Bestselling 70's Self Help Book 'Passages' Dies, At 83Gail Sheehy, the journalist, commentator and pop sociologist whose best-selling “Passages” helped millions navigate their lives from early adulthood to middle age and beyond, has died. She was 83.
Russell Kirsch, Digital Photo Pioneer and Father of the Pixel, Dies at 91Russell Kirsch, a computer scientist credited with inventing the pixel and scanning the world’s first digital photograph, died Aug. 11 at his home in Portland, Oregon.
Malik B, Founding Member Of The Roots Dies at 47Malik B founding member of The Roots, has died. He was 47.
Television Host Regis Philbin Dies at 88Regis Philbin, the genial host who shared his life with television viewers over morning coffee for decades and helped himself and some fans strike it rich with the game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” has died at 88.
Death of Civil Rights Icon John Lewis Brings Reactions From Across Bay AreaThe death of congressman John Lewis was a shock to many in the Bay Area and beyond. On Saturday, those who knew him -- and knew of him -- spoke about his legacy.
Congressman John Lewis, Civil Rights Leader, Dies At 80John Lewis, a lion of the civil rights movement whose bloody beating by Alabama state troopers in 1965 helped galvanize opposition to racial segregation, and who went on to a long and celebrated career in Congress, died. He was 80.
Oakland Native Bonnie Pointer Of The Pointer Sisters Dies At 69Oakland native, Grammy award-winning Motown artist Bonnie Pointer, of the Pointer Sisters died Monday morning, according to a report. She was 69.
Jimmy Cobb, Last Surviving Musician On Miles Davis Jazz Classic 'Kind Of Blue' Dies, At 91Jimmy Cobb, a percussionist and the last surviving member of Miles Davis’ 1959 “Kind of Blue” groundbreaking jazz album which transformed the genre and sparked several careers, died Sunday.
COVID-19 Claims Life of Cinematographer Allen Daviau, Noted for Spielberg HitsCinematographer Allen Daviau, who shot three of Steven Spielberg’s films including “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial,” died Tuesday of complications from COVID-19. He was 77.
Master Mad Magazine Cartoonist Mort Drucker Dies at 91Mort Drucker, the Mad Magazine caricaturist who for decades lovingly spoofed politicians, celebrities and popular culture, died Thursday at 91.
Harlem Globetrotters' Ball-Handling Wizard Fred 'Curly' Neal Dies at 77On Thursday, Harlem Globetrotters great Fred "Curly" Neal died in his Houston-area home at the age of 77. Neal starred for the legendary traveling basketball showcase from 1963 until 1985 and was well known for his shaved head and dribbling skills.
African, World Music Saxophone Great Manu Dibango Dies From Coronavirus At 86Manu Dibango, who fused African rhythms with funk to become one of the most influential musicians in world dance music has died with the coronavirus. He was 86.
Crossover Country Superstar Kenny Rogers Dies at 81Singer Kenny Rogers, a Grammy-winning artist who spanned genres in a six-decade career, died Friday night at his Georgia home at age 81.