REST IN PEACE TONI MORRISON

Toni Morrison, the Nobel laureate, has died aged 88. She was the first black woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf confirmed Morrison died Monday night at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. In a statement the author’s family said: “Toni Morrison passed away peacefully last night surrounded by…

REST IN PEACE ARETHA FRANKLIN

The death of Aretha Franklin should remind us that great singers are more than just the soundtrack of our lives. They lived their own lives, sang their own songs, but the thing is, it is through our own lives that we remember them, marking passages: The feel of the city on a hot night in August, that…

FRIENDS & FAMILY ATTEND GEORGE MICHAEL’S FUNERAL AS HE IS FINALLY BURIED

Friends and family attended a small, private ceremony as George Michael’s funeral has finally taken place. The beloved Wham! singer and gay artist died on Christmas Day last year. He was 53. A statement from his publicist: ‘We can confirm that the funeral of the singer George Michael took place today. ‘Family and close friends…