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US comic Joan Rivers dies–family

PIONEERING, LEGENDARY, ICONIC Joan Rivers, stand-up comic and TV host, died on Thursday.

Joan Rivers, the caustic stand-up comic and television host who blazed a trail at a time when comedy was all but off-limits to women, died in hospital in New York on Thursday. She was 81.

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Jimi Jamison, lead singer of Survivor, dead at 63

Jimi Jamison

Jimi Jamison, who sang lead on Survivor hits such as “Burning Heart” and “Is This Love,” has died. He was 63.

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K-pop group member killed in road accident

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A rising all-girl Korean pop group was involved in a road accident early Wednesday that killed one of its members and the driver of the vehicle, according to reports on YTN News, a Korean news channel, and on social media.

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Johnny Winter; 70

In this Friday, June 19, 2009 file photo, Johnny Winter plays during the Canton Blues Festival 2009 in downtown Canton, Ohio. Texas blues icon Johnny Winter, who rose to fame in the late 1960s and '70s with his energetic performances and recordings that included producing his childhood hero Muddy Waters, died in Zurich, Switzerland on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. He was 70. (AP Photo/The Repository, Bob Rossiter) MANDATORY CREDIT

Texas blues legend Johnny Winter emblazoned himself into the world’s consciousness with his tattooed arms churning out lightning-fast guitar riffs and his striking long white hair flowing from under his cowboy hat.

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Soul legend Bobby Womack dead at 70; tributes pour in

In this April 4, 2009 file photo, Bobby Womack performs after being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during the 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, in Cleveland. Womack, 70, a colorful and highly influential R&B singer-songwriter who impacted artists from the Rolling Stones to Damon Albarn, has died. Womack's publicist Sonya Kolowrat confirmed to The Associated Press on Friday, June 27, 2014, that the singer died but had no other details to provide. (AP

Legendary US soul artist Bobby Womack, who influenced and wrote for generations of musicians, died Friday aged 70, a spokeswoman said, triggering a surge of tributes.

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