celebrity death

‘American Idol’ Alum and Grammy Winning Gospel Singer Mandisa Dead at 47

Christian rock radio station K-Love announced her passing on Friday.

Founder of The Dungeon Family, Rico Wade, Dead at 52

We'd have no Outkast and the Atlanta sound if not for Wade.

OJ Simpson Dead at 76

The former athlete died after a cancer battle.

Report: Legendary New York DJ Mister Cee Dies at 57

A towering figure in hip-hop in New York City, the Brooklyn native is credited with discovering Big Daddy Kane and The Notorious B.I.G.

Chance Perdomo, 'Gen V' and 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' Star, Dies at 27

The actor was involved in a fatal motorcycle crash.

Star of ‘An Officer and a Gentleman’ and ‘Roots’ Louis Gossett Jr., Dies at 87

Gossett Jr. was the first Black man to win a supporting Oscar.

Etterlene DeBarge, the Matriarch of the DeBarge Family, Dies at 88

A noted gospel singer, she released two albums and her memoir "Other Side of Pain” in 2007.

Where Black Culture Lives! 50 Memorable Moments Highlighted on BET.com in 2023

Here are 50 stories we proudly reported on that made this a year to remember.

Rosalynn Carter, Former First Lady, Dead at 96

The lifelong mental health advocate was married to former President Jimmy Carter for 77 years.
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Kool & The Gang's George 'Funky' Brown Passes Away at 74

The legend co-wrote hits including the cherished party anthem "Celebration."
Detroit Lions defensive back D.J. Hayden (31) looks on during a game between the Chicago Bears and the Detroit Lions on December 16, 2017, at Ford Field in Detroit, MI. (Photo by Patrick Gorski/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Former NFL Cornerback D.J. Hayden Killed in Car Accident in Houston

Two of Hayden's former University of Houston teammates were also killed in the crash.