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Burt Bacharach, composer of I say a little prayer for you, has died

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Sylvie Claire / February 10, 2023

Burt Bacharach, legendary American composer of the hits “I say a little prayer for you” or “Raindrops keep fallin’ on my head”, died at 94 years, announced Thursday his agent.
Collaborator fetish of Dionne Warwick, Burt Bacharach had also worked with Tom Jones, Aretha Franklin, the Beatles, but also Elvis Costello.
 
He died Wednesday “peacefully, at home, with his family by his side,” his agent Tina Brausman confirmed to AFP, saying his death was due to natural causes.
Noel Gallagher, the former guitarist-songwriter of Oasis, paid tribute to the “maestro”. “It was a pleasure to have known you,” he wrote on Instagram.
 
Billy Corgan, the historic leader of the Smashing Pumpkins, hailed a “titan of beautiful and natural song,” while Paul Stanley of Kiss spoke of “the treasure trove of extraordinary songs that he leaves us.
 
Pianist passionate about jazz, born on May 12, 1928 in Kansas City (Missouri), Burt Bacharach studied the art of composition in several American universities. After working on Marlene Dietrich’s tours, he met in 1957 the lyricist Hal David, with whom he formed a mythical duo. Between 1962 and 1968, they recorded 15 songs together in the American Top 40.
 
They also won the hearts of Hollywood, winning two Oscars in 1970 for the music of the film “Butch Cassidy and the Kid” and its original song “Raindrops keep fallin’ on my head”. Burt Bacharach won a second one in 1982.
 
His unforgettable melodies leave a mark on the music world, marking artists like Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys. “Burt was one of my heroes, and had a great influence on my work,” reacted Thursday the latter, “saddened” by the death of this “giant of the music industry ».

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Bob Marley & The Wailers bassist Aston “Familyman” Barrett has died after a “long battle” with illness.

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Sylvie Claire / February 7, 2924

 

Reggae band The Wailers announced the death of bassist Aston “Familyman” Barrett on the social network Facebook, after a “long battle” with illness.
 
The 77-year-old Jamaican, bassist with Bob Marley & The Wailers, passed away on Saturday.Bob Marley & The Wailers bassist Aston “Familyman” Barrett has died after a “long battle” with illness.
 
Jamaica’s Minister of Culture, Olivia Grande, said on X (ex-Twitter) that he had died at the University of Miami Hospital in Florida, the same city where Bob Marley died in 1981.
 
Born on November 22, 1946 in Kingston, Jamaica, Aston Barrett was “a pioneer, a mentor and above all a true family man”, write the Wailers on Facebook. His nickname “Familyman” came from the fact that he was said to have several dozen children.
 
“The world has lost not only an iconic musician and the backbone of the Wailers, but also a remarkable human being whose legacy is as immense as his talent,” the reggae group hailed on the social network. “Aston’s music brought joy to millions (of people) and his influence on reggae is beyond measure. He was a man of few words, but his lyrics were full of wisdom, kindness and love. His bass lines were not only the foundation of the Wailers’ music, but also the beat of a genre that touched hearts across the globe ».
  
The Wailers asked that their privacy and that of Familyman’s family be respected.
 
In 2006, Aston Barrett sued Island Records, claiming £60 million in unpaid royalties. However, he lost the case. He put an end to his musical career in 2019.

 

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Mademoiselle Luna dies at 48, Belgium mourns famous DJ

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Steph Deschamps / January 23, 2024

 

She passed away surrounded by family and friends on Sunday January 21, after a long and terrible battle with breast cancer. Delphine, aka “Mademoiselle Luna”, was 48 years old.
 
Diagnosed with breast cancer in late 2021, Mademoiselle Luna suffered a recurrence in the summer of 2023. Her cancer had spread to her lungs and bones.
 
Many people, particularly from the music world and the media, paid tribute to him.
 
The announcement of her death caused a wave of sadness in Belgium, where since Sunday, tributes have been pouring in on social networks to honor the woman, DJ and fighter she was.
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Actor Alec Musser, star of “All My Children” and seen in “Desperate Housewives”, has died aged 50

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Sylvie Claire / January 15, 2024

 

Alec Musser, known for his role in the series “All My Children”, has died of a serious Covid, aged 50. His fiancée paid tribute to him via social networks: “Rest in peace, my love. This is the worst day of my life, we were so happy. You were the best fiancé I could have dreamed of. I’ll never take my ring off. »
  
While the exact cause of his death is not yet known, Fox News reported, “Alec Musser was suffering from a severe case of Covid despite having been vaccinated 3 times.” An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death.
 
Alec Musser also landed a role in season 3 of “Desperate Housewives”. He first came to public attention in 2005 in the reality show “I Wanna Be a Soap Star ».
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