"She was a TRUE STAR and her legacy will live on forever.". Love you Dad.". Frederick Nathaniel "Toots" Hibbert, the man who gave reggae its name and helped make it an international movement, died Sept. 11 at age 77.Â He had been in a medically-induced coma at a hospital in Kingston since earlier this month, and was awaiting results from a COVID-19 test. Franca Valeri, the versatile actor who pioneered female comic roles in Italy's post-war years, died Aug. 9 in her sleep at age 100. Donna Kauffman, best-selling romance writerÂ of more than 70 novelsÂ and a USA TODAY contributor,Â died April 9 at age 60 of pancreatic cancer. She appeared as a villain in "Superman III," a writing student in "Throw Momma From the Train" and an aging jazz singer in Robert Altman's "Short Cuts," which helped revive her career. He was 68. âââââââ"He was a great dad and grandfather, and the most dedicated husband to Anne for about 62 years," he added.Â "He will be greatly missed. He was 83. Beppe Modenese, the force behind the coalescence of Italian ready-to-wear fashion in the northern city of Milan, died Nov. 21 at age 90. Stanley Crouch, a contentious and influential critic, columnist and self-taught Renaissance man who was inspired by his knowledge and love of blues and jazz and his impulse to step over the line, died Sept. 16 at age 74. She was 53. âOnce you are a Temptation, you are always a Temptation.â. Phil Borack, the Cincinnati film producer who made the 1978 movie âHarper Valley PTA,â died April 14 of heart disease. Greenfield was known for his distinctive sound and playing style, using instruments such as the harpsichord and Hammond electric organ in what would became one of the most innovative during Britain's punk explosion in the late 1970s. The "RuPaul's Drag Race" family is mourning the loss of one of their own. John Prine, the storyteller who rose from the 1970s Chicago folk scene to become one of his generationâs most celebrated and prolific songwriters, died April 7 from COVID-19 complications. Audiences packed into the Central Station nightclub to cheer her on, in hopes she would deliver on herÂ signature backflips. Earle would soon stretch his storytelling to the Grand Ole Opry, Bonnaroo and Americana Music Awards, where he won emerging act of the year in 2010. Greene's seven novels, marketed to the Young Adult audience,Â tackled tough and sometimes controversial issues. Chi Chi DeVayne, a popular contestant from the competition reality series "RuPaul's Drag Race," has died following a recent hospitalization for pneumonia. Joanne Rathe, Boston Globe via Getty Images, Young Bollywood heartthrob Sushant Singh Rajput, who broke out on the big screen in his role as cricket star M.S. Lander battled multiple sclerosis for over 30 years, his wife said. âJeopardy!â host Alex Trebek, admired for his on-air composure and stoicism in the face of stage 4 cancer, died Nov. 8. (Instagram/VH1). In February, DeVayne revealed on Hey Qween that he was diagnosed with scleroderma, a chronic incurable illness that causes the skin to tighten and thick scar tissues to â¦ "It was very peaceful,” Lander said. #teamshea pic.twitter.com/4bOH5gxkX1, — maddyãâ (@gigiphobia) July 18, 2020, Enter your email to receive a daily roundup of the top LGBT+ news stories. "Movie Mike" was the senior film critic and home entertainment columnist for USA TODAY from 1985 to 2009. He was nominated for a Grammy Award five times. "Â Van Halen and his brother, Alex, formed their band in the mid-1970s andÂ released their self-titled debut album in 1978. Little Richard, the flamboyant rock and roll pioneer, died May 9 at 87. He was 85. He was a member of the National Radio Hall of Fame. Boseman was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago, his family said in a statement. He earned a new male artist and song of the year nominations from the Academy of Country Music. Ann Getty, a longtime benefactor of the arts and culture in San Francisco, died of a heart attack Sept. 14. He was 80. The R&B and gospel singer left the group in 2015 after a nearly 10-year run that took him from Broadway to the White House, where he performed before President George W. Bush. Model and actress Margaret Nolan, best known as the gold-painted woman in the âGoldfingerâ title sequence, died Oct. 11 at age 76. Actor Chadwick Boseman, who found global fame playing regal Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, died of cancer Aug. 28.Â He was 43. Benny Mardones, whose hit âInto the Nightâ made two appearances in the top 20 of Billboard's HotÂ 100 chart, died June 29. Earlier this year, DeVayne revealed she had been diagnosed withÂ scleroderma in an interview onÂ Hey Qween. He was 84. According to Chi Chiâ¦ But Iâm ready to go.”, “I see you alls outpouring of love. Howe started the Feminist Press, now based at the City University of New York, by accident, and was instrumental in the field of women's studies. Dobson starred in CBSâ long-running series from 1982 to 1993. Jerry Jeff Walker, wrote âMr. She was 86. Carl Reiner, the veteran comedian, actor and directorÂ known for creating and starring in "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and the "Ocean's" films, died June 29 at 98 of natural causes. Small, here with President John F. Kennedy, died May 24 at age 93. Winston Groom, the writer and historian whose novel "Forrest Gump" became a pop-culture phenomenon on the strength of its adaptation into an iconic,Â six-Oscar-winning 1994 movie, died Sept. 17 at the age of 77.Â Groom's other novels includeÂ "Better Times Than These," "Only," "Gone the Sun" and the 2016 "El Paso." She was lovable because she loved. His most recent film, "Playing for Keeps," premiered this month at the Mill Valley Film Festival. Shirley Ann Grau, a Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction writer whose stories and novels told of both the dark secrets and the beauty of the Deep South, died on Aug. 3 in a memory care facility of complications from a stroke. "Â The band won a Grammy in 1978 for their work on the "Saturday Night Fever"Â soundtrack, was honored with a BET Soul Train Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014 and inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame four years later. Passages 2020: Stars we've lost this year, Read or Share this story: https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/celebrities/2020/08/20/rupauls-drag-race-chi-chi-devayne-34-dies-after-hospitalization/3401209001/. A queen. She has also made guest appearances on TV shows including "Madam Secretary," "The Good Wife," "Smash" and "Law & Order. She wrote "Julia Reed's South" and "Julia Reed's New Orleans: Food, Fun and Field Trips for Letting the Good Times Roll,"Â and was a contributing editor to Garden & Gun magazine. He settled on malaprops. He was last seen in the 2019 Netflix film "Drive.". Schwartz had a nearly 40-year career with CBS, Viacom and Westinghouse Broadcasting. He also taught music lessons in India and the U.S., training a new generation of classical musicians. The film is now used as a teaching aid for the Mayo Clinicâs mental health programs. Father Bill Moore, a Catholic priest and prominent abstract expressionist who spent decades spreading spiritualism through his paintings, died Oct. 18 from prostate cancer. On July 17, 2020, he was rushed to the hospital for kidney failure â¦ The rapper's Quality Control Music debut was "2 the Hard Way," with Lil Baby, followed by "The Wire,"Â "9th Ward God,"Â "The Real 1. Actress Shirley Knight, who was nominated for two Oscars early in her career and went on to play an astonishing variety of roles in movies, TV and the stage, died April 22 in San Marcos, Texas. "Â This year's â1st and 3rd,â featured appearances by Future, Young Thug and Gucci Mane. in the 1958-59 season. TV legendÂ Regis Philbin, longtime host of "Live! Downs co-anchored NBCâs "Today" show from 1962 to 1971, but is probably most remembered for his 21 years as co-host of ABCâs newsmagazine "20/20." In recent decades, Priest had been performing with his own iterations of Sweet. In 2018, Chi Chi revealed that she had been diagnosed with scleroderma, an uncommon condition caused by â¦ Memphis music luminary Knox Phillips (with Isaac Hayes), son of Sun Records founder Sam Phillips, died April 15. Kauffman contributed a reality TV column to USA TODAY's Happy Ever After blogÂ until 2015. The classically trained dancer, known offstage as Zavion Davenport, was 34. 11 when it was released in 1980. Cole, a resident of Sioux City, Iowa, was most famous for the books in her âMagical School Busâ series, which combines science with adventure and storytelling. Khan played the police inspector in. Sneed traveled throughout the United States early in his career to sing with the Georgia Mass Choir, and appeared with the choir in 1996 film âThe Preacherâs Wife.â As a solo artist, Sneed released seven albums and had several hit songs, including two that peaked at No. "Bad Girls Club" starÂ Demitra "Mimi"Â Roche died July 22 at age 34. The Statlers won three Grammy Awards and were named top vocal groups nine times by the Country Music Association. Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Atlanta police investigating a car crash found Johnson dead inside his vehicle. The American drag queen, real name Zavion Davenport, revealed â¦ Growing up poor in North Dallas, he exploded onto the music scene with his first 2014 mixtape. Baron Wolman, Rolling Stone magazine's first chiefÂ photographer, died Nov. 2 from complications related toÂ ALS, also known asÂ Lou Gehrig's disease. Grammy-nominated gospel singer Troy Sneed died in Jacksonville, Fla., April 27 from complications with the coronavirus. Middleton had dozens of TV, film and stage appearance credits including "Sin City," "Kill Bill: Vol. Her former “Idol” competitor Guarini remembered her on Instagram as a "fiery, funny lady who could sing the Hell out of a rock song. ", Gilbert TOURTE, Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images. ", Actress Rhonda Fleming, the fiery redhead who appeared with Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Charlton Heston, Ronald Reagan and other film stars of the 1940s and 1950s, died Oct. 14. 542.3k Followers, 1,191 Following, 541 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Chi Chi DeVayne (@chichidevayneofficial) Carol Arthur DeLuise, an actor who appeared in several Mel Brooks films - including "Blazing Saddles" - and was the widow of Dom DeLuise, died on Nov. 1 at the age of 85 followingÂ an 11-year battle with Alzheimerâs disease. Rich was a rising stage actor in the 1950s when he was branded a communist and blacklisted. Menzel made some 20 movies and was one of the leading filmmakers of the new wave of Czechoslovak cinema that appeared in the 1960s. He rejoined Uriah Heep in the '80s and stayed on until 2007, contributing to 17 of the band's 25 studio albums. Conran began his career making and selling furniture, including innovative flat-pack furniture, in the 1960s, and launched the Habitat retail chain in 1964. He was 88. Chi Chi DeVayne, a popular contestant from the competition reality seriesÂ "RuPaul's Drag Race," has died following a recentÂ hospitalizationÂ for pneumonia. Frank Cullotta, the former mob hit man who advised and had a cameo role inÂ Martin Scorsese's 1995 filmÂ "Casino," died Aug. 20 in Las Vegas from complications of COVID-19. Trixie Mattel, Cheryl Hole and Dax ExclamationPoint all sent messages of love Drag queen Chi Chi DeVayne who appeared on two seasons of RuPaulâs Drag Race has died aged 34. Chi Chi DeVayne, RuPaulâs Drag Race season eight sweetheart who graced our screens again in All Stars 3, shocked us all last week when she revealed she had been struggling with her health â¦ In a later update, she said doctors had managed to get her blood pressure down, but she would need three hours of dialysis as her kidneys were not working. Flawless, stunning, and we need her back on the stripper pole in top form! Ken Osmond, the actor whose "Leave It to Beaver" character Eddie Haskell became synonymous with bad-boy behavior, died May 18 at 76. A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Champion hoop dancer Nakotah LaRance died July 14 after he accidentally fell from an old bridge. Waters also wrote episodes for Comedy Central's "Hood Adjacent" and VH1's "The Breaks." Pete Hamill, a self-taught, street-wise newspaper columnist whose love affair with New York inspired a colorful and uniquely influential journalistic career and produced several books of fiction and nonfiction, died Aug. 5 from heart and kidney failure. She was 67. He was also a comedian. ChÃ¡vez was known for folk-style songs lampooning Mexicoâs corrupt political elite. Working from behind the Iron Curtain, he directed 13 episodes of âTom and Jerryâ and also some of the âPopeye the Sailorâ series. Macurdy made his debut with the New York City Opera in 1959 , and his Met in 1962. He wrote great songs, and was a giving and forgiving collaborator. Amanda Edwards/Getty Images for Discovery, R&B legend Betty Wright died on May 10, her family announced on the singer's Facebook page. "RuPaul's Drag Race" winner Jaida Essence Hall and Miss Congeniality winner Heidi N Closet reflect on the death of Chi Chi DeVayne and the record-breaking twelfth season of â¦ Blinn won Emmy and Peabody honors for the 1971 TV movie âBrianâs Song,â and an Emmy and a Humanitas Prize in 1977 for âRoots.â He and Albert Magnoli wrote the 1984 Prince film âPurple Rain,â which Magnoli directed. Bojanglesâ in the mid-1960s after a night in the New Orleans drunk tank where he met a man who âdanced a lick across the cell," died Oct. 23. Groundbreaking graphic designer Milton Glaser (with President Barack Obama in 2010) died June 26, his 91st birthday. During her 30-year-plus career behind the scenes, Ryder facilitated thousands of interviews on behalf of her A-list clients and maneuvered many to glory. She was 58. She died from complications from a blood disorder she had developed in her mid-30s but had managed for many years. Lee Kerslake, 73, the drummer who played with Ozzy Osbourne and Uriah Heep, has died, his bandmates confirmed on Sept. 19. Wright was nominated for six Grammys in her career, performing songs such as "Clean Up Woman," "No Pain, (No Gain)" and "Tonight Is the Night. I love you Chi Chi. 'RuPaul's Drag Race' contestant Sherry Pie disqualified over catfishing allegations, RuPaul shares "the biggest lesson I learned" on "RuPaul," a daytime talk show airing in seven markets around the U.S. for three weeks. The cause of death is unknown.Â Richard landed with a splash in 1956 with "Tutti Frutti." He was also known for the O. Henry Award-winning title story of his collection âThe Old Left," which draws on his early childhood in Greenwich Village. If any of my sisters see this and are interested please let me know.". 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