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Rapper Shawty Lo Dead at 40...

Rapper Shawty Lo Dead at 40...

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Shock is only one of the many emotions friends, family, and fans are feeling this morning at the sad news of the death of Atlanta rapper Shawty Lo. Among that reality are also feelings of pain, lostness, and overwhelming grief. The 40-year old rapper was killed shortly after midnight on September 21, 2016 in what is now being detailed by media as a single vehicle crash. Driving with two females passengers, Shawty Lo is said to have lost control of the 2016 Audi, striking a tree before the vehicle finally overturned and caught fire. Initially, he was thought to be the victim of a hit and run. The two passengers, according to reports, are fine, but currently hospitalized.

 

Shawty Lo, whose real name was Carlos Walker, was known around the world as a founding member of the rap group D4L, as well as founder of D4L Records. He released his debut solo effort, Units in the City, in 2007. Several mixtapes would follow throughout the years between his debut and 2016. The official follow up, Still Got Units", had yet to be released at the time of his death.

 

Stay tuned to UGDigital.com for continued updates and coverage as more becomes available.

Prince's Publicist Releases Statement Regarding Death...

Prince's Publicist Releases Statement Regarding Death...

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As the world is dealing with the recent blow of legendary performer Prince's death, his publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, has released the following statement: 

 "It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary iconic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson, has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning at the age of 57.

There are no further details as to the cause of death at this time."

Earlier today, it was reported that Prince was found dead in his Paisley Park estate, after having suffered a short time from the Flu. 

Stay tuned for additional updates as the story continues to unfold... 

 

Prince Reportedly Found Dead in Home..

Prince Reportedly Found Dead in Home..

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In news that is shocking the world as we speak, superstar singer Prince has reportedlybeen found dead in his home in Carvery County, Minnesota.

According to reports from TMZ, the singer's body was found in his Paisley Park compound early today (April 21, 2016).

It is being reported that he was suffering from the Flu as recent as the past week. He was said to have been hospitalized in Moline, Illinois, following an emergency landing in his private jet.

Stay tuned for more information has the story develops....

Maurice White, Founder of Earth, Wind, & Fire, Passes Away....

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Maurice White, legendary funk and soul singer, and founder of the group Earth, Wind, & Fire, has passed away. He was 74.


White's brother Verdine, also of EWF, released a statement to the Associated Press today, saying "My brother, hero and best friend Maurice White passed away peacefully last night in his sleep. While the world has lost another great musician and legend, our family asks that our privacy is respected as we start what will be a very difficult and life changing transition in our lives. Thank you for your prayers and well wishes."


White had been suffering from the effects of Parkinson's Disease. Originally diagnosed with the neurological disease in the late eighties/early nineties, it wasn't until around 2000 that he went public with his health struggles. He hadn't toured regularly with EWF since the mid nineties.


Earth, Wind, & Fire was founded by Maurice White in 1969. Since then, they've inspired many in, around, and outside the industry, selling more than 100 million records along the way. Maurice White will be terribly missed.


Rest in peace Maurice White.

Founding 'Whispers' Member Nicholas Caldwell Passes Away at 71...

The entertainment world is mourning the loss of yet another legend. Nicholas Caldwell, who was a founding member of The Whispers, has passed away from congestive heart failure. He was 71. 

 

Launching in the early sixties, the group originally consisted of Caldwell, twins Wallace & Walter Scott, Marcus Hutson, and Gordy Harmon. Harmon left the group in the early seventies, making way for Leavil Degree to join. Marcus Hutson passed away in 2000. He had been ill for more than a decade, performing last with the group in 1989. 

 

The Whispers have led a career that has lasted greater than 50 years. They struck platinum-success with their 1980 classic album. “The Whispers”. Many will remember classic tunes like “Lady”, “Just Gets Better With Time”, “And The Beat Goes On” and “Rock Steady”. “Lady” was written by Caldwell. They released their last album, “Thankful”, in 2009 via Kingdom Records. 


The Whispers have remained active throughout the year, consistently touring with their many hits. Currently on tour, they were due to perform aboard the Soul Train Cruise in just three weeks.

Singer Natalie Cole Dies at 65...

Singer Natalie Cole Dies at 65...

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Legendary singer Natalie Cole has died, according to news reports. She was 65.

 

Publicist Maureen O'Connor confirmed that Cole passed away Thursday night. Cole had a well-chronicled battle with drug abuse, and in 2009, underwent a kidney transplant. Her battle was detailed in her 2000 autobiography, "Angel on My Shoulder".

 

While no official comment has been made in regard to her cause of death, reports are suggesting the cause to be related to congestive heart failure. More recently, Cole cancelled a string of tour dates, due to an "extended hospital stay" following a medical procedure.

 

Throughout her career, Cole released more than 20 albums, beginning with 1975's "Inseparable". In 1991, she released "Unforgettable... With Love"", which paired her with her father, Nat King Cole", on the classic title track. Her most recent release was 2013's "Natalie Cole en Espanol".

 

Cole is survived by one son, Robert Adam Yancy.