John Stamos, Norman Lear and Whoopi Goldberg are among those paying tribute to the actor and comedian, who was found dead in an Orlando, Fla., hotel room on Sunday at age 65.
Much of Dickey's work, including 1996's Sister, Sister, was centered on strong Black female characters. He wrote 29 books and sold more than 7 million copies worldwide.
The avant-garde saxophonist and member of the World Saxophone Quartet died Thursday at age 78.
On what would have been Blanton's 100 birthday, jazz critic Kevin Whitehead recounts the ways in which the bassist revolutionized his instrument during his brief time on the music scene.
Juan Romero was the young busboy who comforted Sen. Robert F. Kennedy after he had been shot in 1968. It was a day that haunted him for the rest of his life. He died Monday at 68.
The photo of the moment — light illuminating the fallen senator's face, the young immigrant crouched at his side — locked Romero into the public memory of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy's assassination.