As we move on to a NEW YEAR and a CLEAN SLATE, we can’t forget about the CELBS we LOST in 2018. BallerAlert gave a GREAT tribute to our fallen….
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Baller Alert’s Year in Review: Celebrities We Lost In 2018- Blogged by: @thewisegem ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2018 was like a gift and a curse. While there were many vast accomplishments and memorable moments shared by our favorite celebrities, the entertainment industry also suffered some low blows and devastating losses. Too many of our shining stars unexpectedly departed from their loved ones and fans way too soon. From trailblazers like Aretha Franklin and Stan Lee to the talented Mac Miller and beloved model, mother, and entrepreneur Kim Porter, each shared their wonderful gifts and talents with the world, leaving behind incredible legacies and everlasting impressions on our hearts. Here’s a look at celebrities we’ve lost in 2018, may all their souls Rest In Peace. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Rasaul Butler (May 23, 1979 – January 31, 2018) and Leah LaBelle (September 8, 1986 – January 31, 2018)- former NBA player and wife. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Edwin Hawkins (August 19, 1943 – January 15, 2018) Gospel Singer best known for “Oh Happy Day” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ora Denise Allen aka Denise LaSalle (July 16, 1934 – January 8, 2018) – R&B Singer/Songwriter also referred to as “Queen Of the Blues”. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Olivia Cole (November 26, 1942 – January 19, 2018)- American Actress best known for her role as Maltida, Chicken George’s wife in the “Roots” miniseries. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Chameka Scott (May 9, 1984- January 21, 2018)- former WNBA player ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Oscar Gamble (December 20, 1949 – January 31, 2018)- professional Major League Baseball player ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Dennis Edwards (February 3, 1943 – February 1, 2018) – singer from The Temptations ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Lerone Bennett Jr (October 17, 1928 – February 14, 2018)- former Ebony Magazine Editor and ….…to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile)
Aretha Franklin, Leah Labelle and Rasaul Butler, Chameka Scott, Craig Mack, Winnie Mandela, Verne Troyer, Anthony Bourdain, XXXtentacion, Joe Jackson, Mac Miller, Stephen Hillenburg, Kim Porter,Stan Lee, Burt Reynolds, Charlotte Rae,Kate Spade, Avicii,Harry Anderson,Yvonne Staples,Steven Bochco,Stephen Hawking,Reg E. Cathey,Mark Salling,Dolores O’Riordan,Jerry Van Dyke, George H.W. Bush, John McCain,Penny Marshall and Nancy Wilson….
REST IN POWER….