Whitney Houston. Prince. Michael Jackson. These are some of the recent musical superstars who seemed to have passed just too soon. And the latest performer to meet an untimely demise was a new, emerging star–Janice Freeman. A contestant on the TV singing competition show, The Voice, Freeman was a fan favorite who was said to have “stunned” the shows judges with her amazing vocal talent. Sadly, Freeman died from a blood clot as a result of a severe case of pneumonia. She was only 33-years-old. So much black musical talent has been lost at young ages. It’s easy to muse over what these superstars could have gone on to achieve in their already stellar careers, had the universe extended them more time. Here is a list of other black artists who were gone too soon (name and age at the time of death are listed). 15 Black Artists Who Died Too Young 1. Aaliyah Haughton, 22 (Wikimedia) Just 22-years-old at the time of her death, Aaliyah was just hitting her stride as … [Read more...] about 15 Black Artists Who Died Too Young
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INSIDER spoke with the voice of Princess Ariel, Jodi Benson, ahead of the “The Little Mermaid‘s” 30th anniversary last year. Benson recalled how the film’s iconic song “Part of Your World” could’ve been cut from the film. According to Benson, then-Disney chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg wanted to cut the song after an early screening of the film. Oscar-winning lyricist Howard Ashman fought to keep the song in the movie. Could you imagine “The Little Mermaid” without the song “Part of Your World”? That’s what could have happened if former Disney chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg had gotten his way after a test screening of the 1989 movie. “The song was going to be possibly cut because kids were getting restless during the testing of the movie and dropping popcorn in the aisles and stuff like that,” Benson told INSIDER last year while speaking about the classic’s 30th anniversary. “Jeffrey … [Read more...] about ‘The Little Mermaid’s’ iconic song ‘Part of Your World’ would have been cut from the movie if a top Disney boss had his way
PUBLISHED: 20:00 15 February 2019 Andrew Clarke Freddie Mercury, lead singer with the rock group Queen pictured at Live Aid. Photo: PA Wire This month it’s 60 years since Buddy Holly died in a plane crash aged just 22. Our arts editor takes a look back at other stars we lost before their time, from Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain to Whitney Houston. Buddy Holly (aircrash)February 3, 1959 was the day the music died – according to singer-songwriter Don MacLean – this was the day that rock ‘n’ roll superstar Buddy Holly died in an air-crash alongside fellow singers Ritchie Valens, and J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson.Bespectacled Buddy Holly had swiftly developed a love for rock ‘n’ roll after opening for Elvis Presley on tour dates in Texas during 1955. His style swiftly changed from country to rock and he became a prolific songwriter, penning such all-time classics as That’ll Be The Day, Peggy-Sue, … [Read more...] about How old were these stars when they died?
Video PUBLISHED: 19:14 15 February 2019 Andrew Clarke David Bowie - one of the many great musicians we lost too soon Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire Archant This month marks 60 years since Buddy Holly died in a plane crash. He is one of many brilliant musicians who have gone too soon. Elvis, Michael Jackson, Prince, Amy Winehouse and Billie Holiday all died too young, along with George Michael, Kurt Cobain and David Bowie. You can only wonder at what music they still had to make.John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix were both making new albums at the time of their deaths and nearly all of them were haunted by demons and by the pressures of fame which pushed them towards addiction. It frightening to see so many lives cut tragically short. Here are 15 great music stars who died before their time. Buddy Holly (aircrash) – February 3 1959 was the day the music died – according to singer-songwriter Don MacLean – this was the day that … [Read more...] about How old were stars like David Bowie when they died?
Northern Ireland rich list: The 30 wealthiest people revealed BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Euromillions jackpot winners Frances and Patrick Connolly are the new entries in the Northern Ireland top 30 Rich List. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sunday-life/northern-ireland-rich-list-the-30-wealthiest-people-revealed-37725957.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sunday-life/news/article37725955.ece/3f890/AUTOCROP/h342/2019-01-20_sun_47298405_I2.JPG Email Euromillions jackpot winners Frances and Patrick Connolly are the new entries in the Northern Ireland top 30 Rich List. The easygoing Co Down couple’s life-changing £115million win sees them enter the annual list in 16th position, just behind golfing superstar Rory McIlroy (£158m) and Ballymena-born Hollywood A-lister Liam Neeson (£117m). Top of the pile is construction heavyweight Kevin Lagan with an estimated fortune of £442m in the chart compiled by the Sunday Independent newspaper. Londonderry-born … [Read more...] about Northern Ireland rich list: The 30 wealthiest people revealed