Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin Dead at 76


Sad news for the music world this morning. TVGrapevine has learned that Aretha Franklin, known as the ‘Queen of Soul’ has died. She was 76 years old.

The ‘Respect’ singer is said to have been battling advanced pancreatic cancer. The Associated Press released the following statement from her family and publicist:

“Franklin’s official cause of death was due to advance pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type, which was confirmed by Franklin’s oncologist, Dr. Philip …

Former Pantera and Hellyeah Drummer Vinnie Paul Dead At Age 54

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(TRR) We are deeply sadden to report that former drummer and founding member of Pantera Vinnie Paul has passed away at the age of 54. A statement was posted to the Pantera Facebook page which reads, Vincent Paul Abbott aka Vinnie Paul has passed away. Paul is best known for his work as the drummer in the bands PANTERA and HELLYEAH. No further details are available at this time. The family …

A True Friend Ann Cavanaugh Francis Brightened Our World

Loving Tribute for Ann Cavanaugh Francis Who Left the World a Brighter Place Than She Found ItMy friend Ann Cavanaugh Francis was a friend in every sense of the word.

When she touched your life, she truly made it better in every possible way.

A native of Scranton, Pennsylvania, Mrs. Francis moved to Willow Grove, Pennsylvania (Suburban Philadelphia) with her loving parents, Aileen and Harold. She attended St. David’s School starting at the 4…

The Mysterious Tamam Shud Case

(PCM) The Tamam Shud case, otherwise referred to as the Mystery Of The Somerton Man, is one of the most baffling unsolved crimes in the world. On December 1, 1948 at approximately 6:30am, the body of an unidentified man was discovered on Somerton beach, Glenelg, just south of Adelaide, South Australia. read more

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Rock Icon Tom Petty Dead At 66

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(TRR) – Rock music icon Tom Petty died Monday at the age of 66. Petty, frontman for his legendary group Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, was rushed to the hospital Sunday night. He was found unconscious after a full cardiac arrest in his Malibu home. Petty was taken off of life support this afternoon at UCLA Santa Monica Hospital, per reports.

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Legendary Rocker TOM PETTY Dead at 66; Found in Cardiac Arrest, Taken Off Life Support

Tom Petty (A.K.A. Thomas Earl Petty) was rushed to the hospital Sunday night (Oct. 1st) after he was found unconscious, not breathing and in full cardiac arrest at his Malibu home, law enforcement sources told TMZ. Petty, became famous with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in 1978, Petty was 66 years old.

EMT’s rushed to Petty’s Malibu home and were able to get a pulse. He was then rushed to the UCLA Santa …

Artists/Celebrities Respond on Social Media to Vegas’ Mass Shooting

Artists take to social media to respond to the tragedy of a mass shooting that occurred at Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on the strip as Jason Aldean was performing. The gunman was found and killed in the hotel room in which he was open firing from at the nearby Mandalay Bay Hotel. Jason aldean took to Instagram immediately following the tragedy after getting everyone to safer grounds, saying “Tonight has been beyond …

At Least 50 Dead, 200+ Wounded In Shooting At Las Vegas Country Music Festival

At least 50 people were killed and over 200 wounded yesterday, (Sunday Oct. 1st) after a gunman opened fire from the 32nd floor of nearby Mandalay Bay Hotel during the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on the strip as Jason Aldean was performing. It was one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history.

The gunfire interrupted singer Jason Aldean’s performance, which was the final act of this weekend’s Route 91 Harvest Festival, …

Hugh Hefner, Iconic founder of Playboy Magazine, has died at age 91

The iconic founder of Playboy magazine, Hugh Hefner, has died at his home. The Playboy Mansion is where he passed away, He died of natural causes at age 91, Playboy Enterprises said in a statement on Wednesday. Read Playboy’s statement to E-News below.


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Country Star Troy Gentry Killed in Tragic Helicopter Accident

Troy Gentry, of the country duo Montgomery Gentry, has died following a tragic helicopter crash in Medford, New Jersey, according to a statement posted on the group’s official site and socials. Gentry was 50. The crash took place slightly before 1 p.m. ET in Medford, NJ, according to the statement. The helicopter’s pilot also was killed, authorities have said. Montgomery Gentry was scheduled to perform Friday night (September 8th) at the Flying W Airport &

Jared Leto Delivers Beautiful Speech to Late Chester Bennington, Chris Cornell

Jared Leto has released a statement remembering his late friends, Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell. At the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards he has a beautiful speech to give saying “Chester was my friend, as he was to so many, and witnessing his life taught me important things, especially about working relentlessly, pursuing dreams and being kind and caring while doing it. When I think about him, Chester, I see his

Adrenaline Mob’s Tour Manager and Local Musician Jane Train dies from Injuries Suffered in July Crash

Local musician Janet Rains, professionally known as Jane Train known, has died after she was injured in a wreck in July as she was on the road tour managing Adrenaline Mob. According to an update from TimesLeader.com,  Jane “took a turn for the worse” over the weekend and is in “very, very, very critical condition,” her attorney said Monday.

Train’s mother, Lucille Joyner, of Franklin Lakes, New Jersey …