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Jon Hendricks Dead - Legendary Jazz Singer Dies at 96

Jon Hendricks has sadly passed away at the age of 96.

The jazz singer and songwriter – best known for his work with 1950s vocal trio Lambert, Hendricks & Ross – died on Wednesday (November 22) at a hospital in Manhattan, his daughter Aria told the New York Times.

Jon was known for utilizing a technique called vocalese, adding lyrics to well-known jazz instrumentals.

After the trio split in 1962, Jon continued to work as a lyricist and collaborated on a song with the rock band The Warlocks, who later renamed themselves the Grateful Dead.

Jon also taught jazz at the University of Toledo and worked as a music critic.

We send our thoughts and condolences to all of Jon‘s loved ones during this difficult time.

David Cassidy Dead - 'Partridge Family' Actor Dies at 67

David Cassidy has sadly died at the age of 67, days after he was hospitalized for multiple organ failure.

The former Partridge Family actor passed away on Tuesday (November 21) at a hospital in Florida with his family by his side.

“On behalf of the entire Cassidy family, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, our uncle, and our dear brother, David Cassidy,” the actor’s longtime rep said in a statement to THR. “David died surrounded by those he loved, with joy in his heart and free from the pain that had gripped him for so long. Thank you for the abundance and support you have shown him these many years.”

David revealed in February that he was suffering from dementia and that he was retiring to focus on his health.

Cassidy‘s survivors include his daughter Katie Cassidy, who currently stars on Arrow. We send our thoughts and condolences to all of his loved ones during this difficult time.

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Della Reese Dead - 'Touched By an Angel' Star, Accomplished Singer Passes Away at 86

Della Reese has passed away at the age of 86.

The multi-talented entertainer starred on the hit series Touched By an Angel in the role of Tess, and was an accomplished singer.

“On behalf of her husband, Franklin Lett, and all her friends and family, I share with you the news that our beloved Della Reese has passed away peacefully at her California home last evening surrounded by love. She was an incredible wife, mother, grandmother, friend, and pastor, as well as an award-winning actress and singer. Through her life and work she touched and inspired the lives of millions of people,” her co-star Roma Downey told People in a statement. “She was a mother to me and I had the privilege of working with her side by side for so many years on Touched By an Angel. I know heaven has a brand new angel this day. Della Reese will be forever in our hearts. Rest In Peace, sweet angel. We love you.”

Della passed on Sunday (November 19), and leaves behind husband Franklin Lett and kids James, Franklin, and Dominique. Our thoughts are with Della‘s loved ones during this time.

Jana Novotna Dead - Wimbledon Winner & Tennis Star Passes Away at 49

Tennis star Jana Novotna has tragically passed away after battling cancer. She was 49.

The WTA announced the news in a statement that Jana passed away in her home country of Czech Republic while surrounded by family on Sunday (November 19).

Jana was a celebrated tennis star and was once ranked WTA World number 1 in doubles and number 2 in singles. She had 17 Grand Slam titles. She won at Wimbledon back in 1998.

“Jana was an inspiration both on and off court to anyone who had the opportunity to know her. Her star will always shine brightly in the history of the WTA. Our condolences and our thoughts are with Jana’s family,” WTA’s CEO Steve Simon said.

Our thoughts are with Jana‘s loved ones during this time.

Charles Manson Dead - Mass-Murder Mastermind & Cult Leader Dies at 83

Charles Manson has died at the age of 83.

The cult leader and criminal, who infamously orchestrated a murder spree of several people including Sharon Tate, died on Sunday (November 20) according to Sharon‘s sister, Debra Tate.

Charles was treated for intestinal bleeding back in January and needed surgery, but it was deemed too risky.

Charles was in prison since being arrested in 1969 for the Tate–LaBianca Murders. He was convicted of conspiracy to commit the murders carried out by his cult, dubbed the Manson Family.

He was meant to receive the death penalty in 1971, but it was ruled unconstitutional. Instead, he received nine consecutive life sentences.

The families of all his victims are being contacted by the prison, according to TMZ.

Mel Tillis Dead - Country Star Passes Away at 85

Country music star Mel Tillis has tragically passed away at the age of 85.

Rolling Stone reports that he passed away on Sunday (November 19) after a lengthy illness at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Florida. The cause of death is suspected respiratory failure.

Mel enjoyed decades of success, having released over 60 albums and dozens of top ten singles over the years. He was also inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Our thoughts are with Mel‘s loved ones during this time.

Fashion Designer Azzedine Alaia Dies at 77, Celebs Pay Tribute

Azzedine Alaia has sadly died at the age of 77.

The fashion designer passed away on Saturday (November 18) following a bad fall a week and a half ago, according to French outlet Le Point.

Alaia was known for the clingy style of his fashion and he was dubbed the “king of cling.” His first collection was released in 1980 and he went on to dress countless stars.

Celebs like Victoria Beckham and Kris Jenner have already spoken out on social media to pay tribute to Alaia. Read some of the tweets below.

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