Celebrity deaths

Philadelphia-born soul singer Billy Paul, the man responsible for the 1972 hit song "Me and Mrs. Jones," died Sunday at his Blackwood, New Jersey home, his manager confirmed.

He found a concrete spot on Sesame Street as Mr. Handford, who ran Hooper's Store on the show from 1990 to 1998. Fans took to Twitter to offer condolences to the beloved actor.

After a long battle with Parkinson's disease, Earth, Wind & Fire founding member Maurice White has died.

Supermodel Iman has been paying tribute to David Bowie by compiling pictures that celebrities have posted of the rockstar

Legendary rock star David Bowie has died. He was 69 years old.

Clay, known for blues songs like "Trying to Live My Life Without You" and "The Only Way is Up," died after suffering a heart attack

Nicholas “Nick” Caldwell, one of the founding members of The Whispers singing group, passed away Tuesday.

As 2015 comes to a close, NewsOne remembers the entertainers, the influencers, the activists and the legends we lost this year.

Philadelphia — Bernard “Bernie” Wilson, 64, who helped define the Sound of Philadelphia as a founding member of Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, died early Sunday.

James Moody, the outsized jazz saxophonist and flutist best known for his recorded performance of ‘I’m in the Mood for Love,’ died Friday, Dec. 10 following a battle with pancreatic cancer. According to the New York Times, the 85-year-old passed away in a hospice in San Diego.