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The Thrill and The Truth of Aretha Franklin

The Thrill and The Truth of Aretha Franklin

By Hillel Italie | Aug 16
Like the best actors and poets, nothing came between how Aretha Franklin felt and what she could express, between what she expressed and how we responded.

A Timeline of Major Events In The Life of Aretha Franklin

A Timeline of Major Events In The Life of Aretha Franklin

Aug 16
A timeline of major events in the life and work of Aretha Franklin.

'No One Did It Better' - Reaction to Aretha Franklin's Death

'No One Did It Better' - Reaction to Aretha Franklin's Death

Aug 16
Reaction to the death of soul icon Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday.

'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin Has Died

'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin Has Died

By Mesfin Fekadu and Hillel Italie | Aug 16
Aretha Franklin has died in Detroit.

'Superman' Actress Margot Kidder's Death Ruled a Suicide

'Superman' Actress Margot Kidder's Death Ruled a Suicide

By Matt Volz | Aug 9
"Superman" actress Margot Kidder's death has been ruled a suicide, and her daughter said Wednesday it's a relief to finally have the truth out.

'Facts of Life' Star Charlotte Rae Dies at 92

'Facts of Life' Star Charlotte Rae Dies at 92

By Lynn Elber | Aug 6
Charlotte Rae, who played a wise and patient housemother to a brood of teenage girls on the long-running sitcom "The Facts of Life" during a career that encompassed many other TV roles as well as stage and film appearances, has died. She was 92.

'600-lb Life' star James Bonner found dead in South Carolina

'600-lb Life' star James Bonner found dead in South Carolina

Aug 4
Authorities say a reality television star from the series "My 600-lb Life" has been found dead at a South Carolina home. James "LB" Bonner was 30.

Rick Genest, Star of Gaga's 'Born This Way' Vid, Dies of Apparent Suicide at 32

Rick Genest, Star of Gaga's 'Born This Way' Vid, Dies of Apparent Suicide at 32

Aug 3
Model and the star of Lady Gaga's LGBTQ anthem "Born This Way," Rick Genst, also known as "Zombie Boy," has died of apparent suicide, People magazine reports. He was 32.

Former Seattle Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen Dies at 96

Former Seattle Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen Dies at 96

By Gene Johnson | Jul 24
Retired Seattle Archbishop Raymond G. Hunthausen, whose outspoken support for nuclear disarmament, gay rights and an expanded role for women in the church made him one of the most controversial U.S. bishops, has died at 96.

Gary Beach, Who Won a Tony in 'The Producers,' Dies at 70

Gary Beach, Who Won a Tony in 'The Producers,' Dies at 70

By Mark Kennedy | Jul 19
Gary Beach, a Broadway and TV veteran whose portrayal of a truly terrible theater director in Mel Brooks' monster hit "The Producers" won him a Tony Award in 2001, has died, according to his agent, Steven Unger. He was 70.

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