UnNews:Celebrity death roundup: November 19 - 26, 2017
Monday, November 20, 2017
Celebrity deaths usually come in threes, but the Grim Reaper has been working overtime. (I hope his union knows about this? Do Grim Reapers have a union?)
UnNews will of its best to round up all of the celebrity deaths that have occurred between the time span of November 19 to November 26, 2017. This list may be updated as Old Grim works his "magic."
Depending on how you look at it, the old bastard either got parole or the death penalty he should have gotten in 1972. (Not that I support the death penalty in most cases.) We at UnNews will do our best not to give this guy too much attention.
Chicago gospel/jazz/R&B singer and star of Coming to America, The Royal Family and Touched By an Angel, Della Reese died last night at age 86. (Same night as Manson) She famously watched Royal Family co-star Redd Foxx suffer a heart attack on the set; unfortunately, the cast thought he was doing his famous "Elizabeth" routine from Sanford & Son.
Warren "Pete" Moore
Bass vocalist for Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, Warren "Pete" Moore, also died last night, aged 78. No cause of death was given. His Motown contributions extending beyond The Miracles, writing hits for The Temptations ("It's Growing" and "Since I Lost My Baby") and Marvin Gaye ("Ain't That Peculiar" and "I'll Be Doggone"). He wrote such Miracles hits as "The Tears of a Clown," "Love Machine" and "Ooo Baby Baby.
Wimbeldon tennis player Jana Novotna has died from cancer at age 49. When she lost the Wimbeldon final, she cried on the shoulder of Britain's Duchess of Kent.
60s teen idol and Partridge David Cassidy is hospitalized and in critical condition for organ failure.
- Tatiana Cirisano "Warren 'Pete' Moore, Founding Miracles Singer and Motown Legend, Dies at 78" Billboard, November 20, 2017
- Smokey Robinson "It’s always tough to loose someone that you love. Pete Moore was my brother since I was 11 years old. I’m really going to miss him." Twitter, November 20, 2017
- New York Times "Charles Manson Dies at 83; Wild-Eyed Leader of a Murderous Crew" MSN, November 20, 2017
- Variety "Della Reese, ‘Touched By an Angel’ Star and R&B Singer, Dies at 86" MSN, November 20, 2017
- People Magazine "David Cassidy's Family Rushing to His Side Amid Hospitalization: 'They'll Always Be There For Him'" MSN, November 20, 2017
- Associated Press "Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna dies at 49" MSN, November 20, 2017
- Rolling Stone "Miracles Singer Warren 'Pete' Moore Dead at 78" MSN, November 20, 2017
- Variety "David Cassidy, 'Partridge Family' star, dies at 67" MSN, November 21, 2017