Celebrity Death

‘When Breath Becomes Air:’ a dying doctor’s memoir teaches about love and loss


Dr. Paul Kalanithi read the CT scan. He could clearly see tumors matting the lungs and deforming the spine. As a resident in neurosurgery in his final year of training at Stanford, he’d seen plenty of such scans before. But this time, the scan was his own.

Source: ‘When Breath Becomes Air:’ a dying doctor’s memoir teaches about love and loss

A tribute to the late Andrae Crouch


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Legendary gospel singer/songwriter, Andrae Crouch passed away on Thursday January 8, 2014. He was 72.

Crouch was a remarkable gospel singer. His music has touched the lives of many people around the world.

The Recording Academy awarded him with seven Grammys during a career that spanned more than a half-century.

He wrote his first song at age 14. Some of his more well-known songs are “Soon and very soon,” The blood will never lose its power,” To God be the glory,” and my favorite, “Through it all.”

May his soul rest in peace.

RIP Sherman Hemsley (George Jefferson)


Legendary TV sitcom star, Sherman Hemsley, has died at age 74. He was best known for his starring role on “The Jeffersons,

Hemsley made a name for himself as George Jefferson, carrying the iconic sitcom for a decade and earning a 1984 Emmy nomination for his work as lead actor in a comedy series. The actor went on to appear on a handful of other classic television shows, including “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and “The Hughleys.” He also starred as Deacon Ernest Frye on the NBC series “Amen” for several years.

The Philadelphia born and raised sitcom actor was also an accomplished singer, recording the 1989 single “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head” and releasing his R&B album, “Dance,” in 1992.