One of the greatest, who died on “Earth Day”.
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Goodbye Uncle Monty
Actor Richard Griffiths, who starred in the Harry Potter films and Withnail and I, has died at the age of 65 after complications following heart surgery.
Sherman Hemsley died from natural causes. Hemsley was born in Philadelphia and ultimately dropped out of high school to join the Air Force. He later worked for the U.S. Postal Service before turning to show business.
“The Jeffersons,” which ran earned Hemsley both Emmy and Golden Globe nominations.
A true legend.
“Etta James was a pioneer. Her ever-changing sound has influenced rock and roll, rhythm and blues, pop, soul and jazz artists, marking her place as one of the most important female artists of our time,” said Rock and Roll Hall of Fame President and CEO Terry Stewart. “From Janis Joplin to Joss Stone, an incredible number of performers owe their debts to her. There is no mistaking the voice of Etta James, and it will live forever.”
New York dealer William Acquavella said Freud had died at his London home on Wednesday after an unspecified illness. Freud, a grandson of the psycho-analyst Sigmund Freud, was born in Berlin in 1922 and fled to Britain with his Jewish family in 1933, when he was 10. Freud - particularly known for his paintings of nudes - became a British citizen in 1939. His works have been increasingly sought after at recent auctions and his portrayal of an overweight nude woman sleeping on a couch sold in 2008 for $33.6m (£20.6m) - a world record for a work by a living artist.
Celebrated American painter Cy Twombly, whose large-scale paintings featuring scribbles, graffiti and references to ancient empires fetched millions at auction, died Tuesday. He was 83.
Legendary forefather to hip-hop and Poet.
Oscar nominee dies peacefully in hospital at age of 64 after long struggle with cancer
Denis Dutton, a distinguished philosopher, writer and digital-media guru who founded Arts & Letters Daily, one of the first Web sites to exploit the Internet as a vehicle for meaningful intellectual exchange, died on Tuesday in Christchurch, New Zealand, where he lived. He was 66.