Celebrity

‘TIGER KING’ ZOOKEEPER ERIK COWIE DEAD AT 53

Erik Cowie — one the zookeepers featured on “Tiger King” — has died … TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us Cowie’s body was found Friday in NYC. We’re told a friend found him face down in the bedroom of…

Beloved Actor MICHAEL K. WILLIAMS Has Died AT 54 Of A Suspected Drug Overdose

Wendell Pierce just shared a touching tribute to his friend and former co-star, saying … “The depth of my love for this brother, can only be matched by the depth of my pain learning of his loss.” Pierce calls Williams an…

EX-WCW STAR DAFFNEY UNGER DEAD In Atlanta AT 43 After Suicidal Video, Desperate Search

Tragic news … wrestler Lexie Fyfe says Daffney was found dead Thursday morning. “We are very sad to have to announce the passing of Shannon Spruill aka Daffney Unger,” said Lexie, who told TMZ Sports she and Daffney were so close, they “called each…

‘RHOA’ STAR NENE LEAKES HUSBAND GREGG DEAD AT 66 After Cancer Battle

NeNe Leakes’ husband, Gregg, has died … this after an on-and-off battle with cancer. The ‘RHOA’ star’s hubby of over 20 years passed away Wednesday — this according to a family rep. They say, “Today the Leakes family is in…

Update: On Rev. Jesse Jackson And His Wife. Keep Praying.

Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. and his wife, Jacqueline, were both said to have been making progress regarding their health approximately one week after being hospitalized for COVID-19, according to a statement from family. Jacqueline Jackson, 77, remains hospitalized as of…

Social media star ‘Miss Mercedes Morr’ is dead in apparent murder-suicide.

The Instagram model is dead after an apparent murder-suicide in Richmond, Fort Bend authorities said Monday. The body of 33-year-old Janae Gagnier, better known by her social media name of “Miss Mercedes Morr,” was discovered at her home in the…

Big Funeral Tomorrow For Hollywood Producer And Good Friend Of Ice T

Police on Saturday released a surveillance video of the fatal shooting of Ice-T pal and filmmaker Joseph “Taheim” Bryan in the hopes of identifying the triggerman. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Roxanne Shante (@imroxanneshante) Footage showed the suspect,…

Popular Actor Has Been Diagnosed With Covid19 And Placed On A Ventilator

Jerry Messing — the “Freaks and Geeks” actor who’s also the face of a famous meme — has COVID and is fighting for his life in Florida … TMZ has learned. His father, James, tells us … Jerry lives with his parents…

Music Industry In Mourning Famous Music Producer Chucky Thompson Has Died After A Battle With Covid19

Tributes are being paid to Chucky Thompson, best known for his work as part of Diddy‘s Hitmen production team, who has died. The producer and songwriter’s death was confirmed by friend, collaborator and mentee Young Guru, who revealed that Thompson had…

Kool & The Gang Co-Founder Dennis ‘Dee Tee’ Thomas Has Died At Age 70

Dennis “Dee Tee” Thomas, a founding member of the long-running soul-funk band Kool & the Gang known for such hits as “Celebration” and “Get Down On It,” has died. He was 70. He died peacefully in his sleep Saturday in…