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R.I.P. Steve Grimmett, Grim Reaper Singer Dies at 62

Steve Grimmett, the longtime singer of UK metal band Grim Reaper, has died at the age of 62. The sad news was reported on social media by both his brother and his son, with no cause of death reported as of yet. After the band initially formed in 1979 as part of the new wave of British heavy metal, guitarist Nick Bowcott essentially re-formed Grim Reaper with Grimmett on lead vocals in 1982. The band released three albums: See You in Hell (1983), Fear No Evil (1985), and Rock You to Hell (1987). After their breakup in 1988, they regained notoriety when their videos were featured on Beavis & Butt-Head in the 1990s. Advertisement Related Video Grimmett re-formed the band without Bowcott as Steve Grimmett’s Grim Reaper in 2006, and they had been active until the present day. During the gro...

RIP T.C.: ‘Magnum P.I.’ Actor Roger E. Mosley Dies From Car Crash Injuries

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: William Nation / Getty Actor Roger E. Mosley, famed for playing T.C. in 1980’s hit TV show Magnum P.I. has passed away. He was 83. Mosley reportedly died on Sunday morning (August 7).  The character actor’s daughter, Cha-a Moslery, told the Los Angeles Times that he sustained injuries in a car crash on Thursday (August 4) in Lynwood. He died surrounded by family at Cedar-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. For eight seasons, Mosley portrayed helicopter pilot Theodore “T.C.” Calvin, a trusty friend of main character Thomas Magnum (played by Tom Selleck). The Los Angeles native also appeared in the reboot of the series, although as a different character. He is also famed for appearing in Blaxploitation classic The Mack. That’s his Olinga character’s voice h...

Luminary Actress Mary Alice of ‘A Different World’ and ‘Sparkle’ Dies

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: ABC Photo Archives / Getty Legendary actress of the stage and screen, Mary Alice who is best known for her roles as Leticia “Lettie” Bostic on NBC‘s A Different World and as Effie Williams in the 1976 musical drama Sparkle, died Wednesday in New York City, according to the NYPD. Her age is disputed as her birth year has been reported as both 1936 and 1941.  Born Mary Alice Smith in Indianola, Mississippi—she pursued acting at an early age. She then went on to be an elementary school teacher before returning to acting in the 1960s in community theater where she was featured in productions for at least two decades, according to Variety.  In the 1980s, Mary Alice appeared on the first two seasons of A Different World, and dozens of films, including...

Luminary Actress Mary Alice of ‘A Different World’ and ‘Sparkle’ Dies

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: ABC Photo Archives / Getty Legendary actress of the stage and screen, Mary Alice who is best known for her roles as Leticia “Lettie” Bostic on NBC‘s A Different World and as Effie Williams in the 1976 musical drama Sparkle, died Wednesday in New York City, according to the NYPD. Her age is disputed as her birth year has been reported as both 1936 and 1941.  Born Mary Alice Smith in Indianola, Mississippi—she pursued acting at an early age. She then went on to be an elementary school teacher before returning to acting in the 1960s in community theater where she was featured in productions for at least two decades, according to Variety.  In the 1980s, Mary Alice appeared on the first two seasons of A Different World, and dozens of films, including...

Atlanta Rapper Trouble aka Skoob Shot & Killed

HipHopWired Featured Video CLOSE Source: Prince Williams / Getty Atlanta rapper Trouble, aka Skoob, has reportedly passed away. He was only 34. Trouble’s ex-girlfriend, Alexis Skyy, took to Twitter to confirm his death. “I’m so sorry this happen to you Skoob you didn’t deserve this I’m praying for your kids and family,” Skyy tweeted. The “Bring It Back” rapper was signed to Duct Tape Entertainment and has a lengthy list of star collaborations with artists like Drake, Migos, The Weeknd, 2 Chainz, City Girls and more. In 2017, he signed to  Mike Will Made It’s Ear Drummer Records label via Interscope Records. Early reports say Trouble, born Mariel Semonte Orr, was shot and killed while sitting in his car in Atlanta. After news of his untimely death surfaced, fans and peers took to ...

YSL Rapper Lil Keed Suffered From Severe Stomach Pain Before Death

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Prince Williams / Getty The cause of the untimely death of YSL rapper Lil Keed still hasn’t been determined, but details are coming to light surrounding his health. The Atlanta rapper was reportedly suffering from stomach pain severe enough that it sent him to the hospital before his untimely passing. As previously reported, Keed died late last week, with his brother and fellow rapper Lil Gotit confirming the 24-year-old’s death. TMZ reports that in the weeks before his death he has been complaining about stomach pain. Related Stories Multiple sources close to Keed tell us … the YSL label rapper had his battles over the years with alcohol and drugs, but had been clean and sober of late. We’re told last week he began experiencing severe stomach pain and we...

YSL Rapper Lil Keed Dead At 24

HipHopWired Featured Video CLOSE Source: Prince Williams / Getty Up and coming YSL rapper Lil Keed has reportedly passed away. He was just 24. Keed’s brother and fellow rapper Lil Gotit confirmed his passing. “Can’t believe I seened u die today bro I did all my cries,” wrote Gotit on Instagram. “I know what u want me to do and that’s go hard for Mama Daddy Our Brothers Naychur and Whiteboy.” Signed to YSL, the label has been steeped in controversy. A grand jury indicted 28 people including various YSL members like Slim Thug and Gunna on RICO charges. However, Keed was not under arrest. At this time, a cause of death has not been revealed. Condolences have been pouring in since news of his passing. “I love you sooooo much baby what I’m post to do with out you I can’t breathe right sleep rig...

R.I.P. Trevor Strnad, The Black Dahlia Murder Frontman Dead at 41

Trevor Strnad, frontman for The Black Dahlia Murder, has died at age 41. While a cause of death was not given, the band shared the number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in announcing his passing on its social sites. Strnad founded the melodic death metal group in 2001 in Michigan, and remained its frontman until his passing. Over the course of 20 years, the band gained a large following and earned acclaim in metal circles with nine studio albums. Their most recent full-length release was 2020’s Verminous. On Instagram, the band announced Strnad’s passing with the following statement: “It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Trevor Scott Strnad. Beloved son, brother, and Shepard of good times, he was loved by all that met him. A walking encyclopedia of all thin...

Long Live The Drama King: Hip-Hop World Mourns DJ Kay Slay’s Untimely Death

HipHopWired Featured Video CLOSE Source: Johnny Nunez / Getty The world of Hip-Hop received some tragic news on Easter Sunday as it was confirmed that radio executive and cultural personality DJ Kay Slay passed away after battling COVID-19.The family of Kay Slay, also known as Keith Grayson, confirmed his death on social media along with local New York radio powerhouse HOT97 on Sunday night (April 17th). The “Drama King” had been in the hospital after falling ill with COVID-19 in December 2021. Wack 100 had provided an update on his struggle last week through his Instagram account, verifying that he had been taken off the ventilator: “He’s been off the #ECMO machine for a couple weeks now,” he wrote. “Let’s continue our prayers as our brother continues to fight.” “Our hearts are broken by ...

DJ Kay Slay Passes Away At 55

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Johnny Nunez / Getty On Sunday, April 17, DJ Kay Slay, an active and influential participant in Hip-Hop culture since its inception, passed away. He was 55. Hot 97, his longtime radio home, and Kay Slay’s family confirmed his death. He reportedly passed away due to complications from COVID-19. “Hot 97 is shocked and saddened by the loss of our beloved DJ Kay Slay,” said a Hot 97 rep via a formal statement. “We cherish the many memories created through the twenty-plus years he dedicated to the ‘Drama Hour.’ A cultural icon, Kay Slay was more than just a DJ, to us he was family and a vital part of what made Hot 97 the successful station it is today. Our hearts go out to his family, friends, and fans worldwide and we will always and ...

R.I.P. Tim Feerick, Dance Gavin Dance Bassist Has Died

Tim Feerick, the longtime bassist of post-hardcore act Dance Gavin Dance, has died. No cause of death has been given, but the band revealed that Feerick passed away on Wednesday night (April 13th). “We are absolutely devastated to share the news that our friend and bass player, Tim Feerick, passed away last night,” read the statement from the band on Instagram. “We ask that you respect our privacy and that of Tim’s family while we deal with this heartbreaking and untimely loss. We will share further updates on Swanfest and our upcoming touring schedule as soon as we have them.” The statement mentions Swanfest, which is a one-day festival headlined and curated by Dance Gavin Dance that is slated to take place in the group’s hometown of Sacramento, California, on April 23rd. It also serves a...

“We Ready” Rapper Archie Eversole Dead At 37

HipHopWired Featured Video CLOSE Source: CS / R1 I t’s a sad day for tired and true Atlanta rap fans. Archie Eversole, known for his indelible hit “We Ready,” has passed away at just 37. HotSpotATL reports that Archie Everysole’s family confirmed his passing but details regarding the circumstances have been been shared. Archie Eversole’s 2002 hit, “We Ready,” which interpolates Steam’s “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye” for its memorable hit was from his Ride Wit Me Dirty South Style album. The song itself got modest play nationally but its has become a staple at sporting events, particularly in the South. Recently, he created the theme song for the Atlanta United MLS team. “He was a great and loving man. He was really genuine and loved everyone,” Eversole’s nephew told The Sun. Twitter memo...

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