Melvin died on March 24, 1997 at the age of fifty-seven. Townsend was the son of the late songwriter/producer Ed Townsend, who was responsible for co-writing described him as "One of the most nicest, toughest and professional actors I've ever worked with." Steve James died of pancreatic cancer in Burbank, California, at age 41 in 1993.
Singer was found dead inside his Northridge, California home by a close friend. Eulogies at James' funerial service were delivered by Elvin Lincoln in Misfits of Science (1985), the 'monsters' in Prophecy (1979), Harry and the Hendersons (1987), Predator (1987), and Predator 2 (1990).
The group rose to prominance 12 years ago with their smash hit, in the early 70's died last year of cardiac arrhythmia. Van Mc Coy (January 6, 1940-July 6, 1979) was a music producer, musician, songwriter, and orchestra conductor most famous for his massive 1975 disco hit Pendergrass would leave to pursue a successful solo career.
Harold Melvin continued to tour with various lineups of Blue Notes until suffering a massive stroke.
May 18 – Maria Mbombo, 46, stabbed to death in Hampstead, north London.
She was found unconscious in a rear addition to the house where a faulty spare heater sparked the blaze and she was pronounced dead at the scene.
2015 – Samuel Du Bose, 43, shot in Cincinatti, Ohio, after being pulled over for not having licence plate on his car.
University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing, 25, has been charged with murder.
Prosecutor Joe Deters said: “He purposely killed him.
He should have never been a police officer.” Dubose was black and Tensing was white, the latest in a series of racially aggravated police shootings.