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Music Industry Deaths

Former Radio DJ Died Penniless and Sick, Sold Peanuts outside Stadium to Survive

A former St. Louis Radio DJ was forced to eat the peanuts she didn't sell that was leftover at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. When she didn't have any peanuts she would pretend to be a guest

Maurice White, Founder Earth Wind & Fire Dies

Originally posted on 2016-02-04 16:13:37We're sorry to report that lead singer and founder of the legendary group Earth Wind & Fire, Maurice White has died. He passed in his sleep this morning and has been suffering from Parkinson's disease for many years. He was 74. For most of the past 20 years the group continued to tour and perform with Phillip Bailey singing White's parts. Read more about White's amazing career here. [...]

Three 6 Mafia's Koopsta Knicca Dies from Massive Stroke

Originally posted on 2015-10-09 20:02:53 Robert Cooper Phillips, aka "Koopsta Knicca" a member of the Memphis hip-hop group Three 6 Mafia, died early Friday morning after suffering a massive stroke. He was 40. "Everyone who knew Koop knew he was very funny and the coolest guy ever. He will be missed. We made classics together that'll live on." said Three 6 Mafia's DJ Paul Originally posted on 2015-10-09 20:02:53

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Former Radio DJ Died Penniless and Sick, Sold Peanuts outside Stadium to Survive

A former St. Louis Radio DJ was forced to eat the peanuts she didn't sell that was leftover at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. When she didn't have any peanuts she would pretend to be a guest

Former Radio DJ Died Penniless and Sick, Sold Peanuts outside Stadium to Survive

A former St. Louis Radio DJ was forced to eat the peanuts she didn't sell that was leftover at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. When she didn't have any peanuts she would pretend to be a guest

Sister who Loaned Berry Gordy $800 to Start Motown Dies

TheIndustry.biz – I was reading an article that stated that same money today would be valued at $6000.00Originally posted on 2011-08-29 00:20:07Esther Gordy Edwards (April 25, 1920 "“ August 24, 2011) was a staff member and associate of her younger brother Berry Gordy's fabled Motown label during the 1960s. Edwards created the Motown Museum, Hitsville U.S.A., by preserving the label's Detroit studio. [...]

Poet/Musician Gil Scott-Heron Dies

Radio Facts: Poet and Musician Gil Scott-Heron, 62, died yesterday (Friday) in New York. Heron is credited with being one of the most influential hip-hop music and spoken word pioneers. [...]

Rap Singer Nate Dogg Dies at 41

Radio Facts: Originally posted on 2011-03-16 09:43:36Nathaniel "Nate Dogg" Hale has passed. The rap-singer who recorded on many hit rap and R&B records in the 90s had suffered two debilitating strokes that left him paralyzed over the last few years and was dealing with deteriorating health. He was 41.Nate Dogg was a four-time Grammy nominee and a major participant in the West Coast G-Funk sound, contributing memorable and chart-topping hooks to hits spanning the past two decades, starting with his heavy featuring on Dr. Dre's The Chronic. [...]

Rapper Shawty Lo Dies in Car Crash

Originally posted on 2016-09-21 07:02:33The hip-hop music community has lost Shawty Lo after a car crash early this morning. The 40-year-old died after his 2016 Audi crashed into two trees ejecting him from the car. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other passengers were had nonlife-threatening injuries.Lo was best known for the singles "Dey Know" and "Laffy Taffy" as a member of the Atlanta-based group D4L. [...]

Singer Amy Winehouse Found Dead

Originally posted on July 23 2011 18:05:05 "Police were...

"Thriller" Songwriter, Rod Temperton Dead at 66 Years Old

Originally posted on 2016-10-05 08:41:28TheIndustry.biz is sad to report...

Sister who Loaned Berry Gordy $800 to Start Motown Dies

TheIndustry.biz – I was reading an article that stated that same money today would be valued at $6000.00Originally posted on 2011-08-29 00:20:07Esther Gordy Edwards (April 25, 1920 "“ August 24, 2011) was a staff member and associate of her younger brother Berry Gordy's fabled Motown label during the 1960s. Edwards created the Motown Museum, Hitsville U.S.A., by preserving the label's Detroit studio. [...]