memorials and tributes to celebrities we’ve lost

Dear Basketball. Kobe’s Poem and Oscar-Winning Short.

Kobe Bryant Dear Basketball
image courtesy of The Players Tribune

The world is stunned and saddened by the news of the death of legendary NBA player Kobe Bryant and his 13 year old daughter Gianna Maria – along with 7 others (Bryant’s private pilot Ara Zobayan; John Altobelli, his wife Keri and daughter Alyssa; Christina Mauser; Mother and daughter Sarah and Payton Chester) – in a helicopter crash on Sunday, January 26th. (more…)

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Aretha: A Look Back At The Life of A Legend Through 50 Photos.

Aretha. You don’t even need to say her last name. Everyone knows the Queen of Soul. The woman whose gospel-honed, passionate voice appealed to multi-generations for over six decades. And today, the 18 Grammy Award-winning performer, one of the best-selling musical artists of all time, finally sang her last song. (more…)

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Two Talented But Troubled Creative Souls Take Their Lives

Two very well-known creative people took their own lives this past week. People who seemed as though they had everything one could want. People who generously provided us with style, knowledge, entertainment and more. People who’ve been on the cover of People. People who were clearly very, very unhappy.

Although we shared our shock and grief at the losses of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain via social media, we hadn’t yet done so on the blog. (more…)

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