Bobby Brown, 96, a life of Yankees, military, medicine, dies
FILE - New York Yankees third baseman Bobby Brown poses at Yankee Stadium in New York, in this Oct. 2, 1950, file photo. Bobby Brown, who won five World Series as an infielder with the New York Yankees and later became president of the American League, has died at age 96. Five-time champion with the New York Yankees. In the World Series, Brown became a Bronx bruiser. Brown was not only a great baseball player, but a great gentleman and a great patriot.
Parents call for charges in drug death of Bobby Brown Jr
FILE - Bobby Brown, left, and his son Bobby Brown Jr. appear at the BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 26, 2016. An autopsy report says that Brown Jr. died from the combined effects of alcohol, cocaine and the opioid fentanyl. The 28-year-old was found dead in his Los Angeles home in November 2020. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES – The parents of Bobby Brown Jr., son of singer Bobby Brown, said Tuesday that they want those responsible for his accidental overdose death held responsible, and prosecutors said they are considering criminal charges. “My family continues to mourn my son’s death," Bobby Brown said in the statement.
Autopsy report: Bobby Brown's son died from drugs, alcohol
FILE - Bobby Brown, left, and his son Bobby Brown Jr. appear at the BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 26, 2016. An autopsy report says that Brown Jr. died from the combined effects of alcohol, cocaine and the opioid fentanyl. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES – Bobby Brown Jr., the son of singer Bobby Brown, died from the combined effects of alcohol, cocaine and the opioid fentanyl, an autopsy report released Monday said. Brown Jr. was found dead in his Los Angeles home at age 28 on Nov. 18. An autopsy showed that she had morphine, cocaine, alcohol and prescription drugs in her body.
Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2020
The world also said goodbye to U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a lion of the civil rights movement who died in July. Other former political figures who died this year include Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak, New York Mayor David Dinkins, Arizona Gov. Here is a roll call of some influential figures who died in 2020 (cause of death cited for younger people, if available):___JANUARY___David Stern, 77. The guitarist who supplied the scratching, seething sound that fueled the highly influential British punk band Gang of Four. He fused African rhythms with funk to become one of the most influential musicians in world dance music.
Mond, No. 5 Texas A&M finish strong in 31-20 win over Auburn
Kellen Mond passed for two touchdowns and ran for a third and the fifth-ranked Aggies scored 17 points in the fourth quarter of a come-from-behind 31-20 victory over Auburn on Saturday. Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher wasn't interested in speculating on how the win might affect his team's playoff chances. He completed 18 of 23 for 196 yards, highlighted by two TDs to Jalen Wydermyer, and ran for 60 yards. The Aggies ran for a season-high 313 yards and held a 16-minute advantage in time of possession. Auburn: Was outgained 168-21 in the fourth quarter.
Taraji P. Henson tells New Jack Swing backstory in podcast
LOS ANGELES – Taraji P. Henson remembered wearing her favorite outfit to a music festival where some of the biggest New Jack Swing tunes were being performed from Bell Biv Devoe’s “Poison” to Tony! Tone!’s “Feels Good.”At the time, Henson had no clue about the backstory behind the music era, which made its mark in the ’80s and ’90s. I was enjoying the music,” said Henson, who serves as a producer of the six-part series, which airs Tuesdays. The series examines the “rise and eventual fall” of the New Jack Swing movement. “I didn’t think of her as an audio actress, but she’s just great at it.”Through the podcast, Henson wants the New Jack Swing story to be turned into a film.
Singer Bobby Brown's son found dead at Los Angeles home
LOS ANGELES – Bobby Brown Jr., the son of singer Bobby Brown, was found dead at a Los Angeles home Wednesday. Los Angeles Police spokesman Officer Jeff Lee said officers were responding to a medical emergency when they found Brown Jr.'s body around 1:50 p.m. at a home in Encino, The Los Angeles Times reported. Brown Jr. was pronounced dead at the scene. Brown Jr. was the son of Bobby Brown and Kim Ward. His son's death is the latest in a string of misfortune for Bobby Brown.
Taraji P. Henson to host ‘New Jack Swing’ podcast series
LOS ANGELES – Taraji P. Henson will host a new podcast series focused on the story behind the New Jack Swing music era. Wondery and Universal Music Group announced Thursday that Henson will host “Jacked: The Rise of New Jack Swing.” The six-part series will premiere Nov. 17 on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and the Wondery App. The Oscar-nominated actor will also serve as a producer of the series, which is being dubbed as the “rise and eventual fall” of the New Jack Swing movement. The story will involve “dashed hopes, jealousy, betrayal, drugs, hip-hop and rivalries.”Megaproducer Teddy Riley is known as the leader of the New Jack Swing era, which made its mark in the ’80s and ’90s. The podcast series is the first project between Wondery and Universal Music Group since both announced their partnership last year.
Keith Sweat returns to Orlando for a quiet storm at Hard Rock Live
Last time Quiet Storm king and loverman supreme Keith Sweat swept through Orlando, it was as part of a group Valentines Day show with Bobby Brown and El DeBarge. The come-hither canon of Keith Sweat still sounds fresh and lascivious to 21st-century ears Get Up On It, My Body, Freak Me, Lose Control and its all down to Sweats voice, by turns seductive and plaintive. Hes a worthy successor to Luther Vandross, and this uncertain year could definitely use a little romance.9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17 | Hard Rock Live, 6050 Universal Blvd. Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlandos true free pressorlandoweekly.com
Nick Gordon died after being found unresponsive in hotel
FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2012, file photo, Bobbi Kristina Brown and Nick Gordon attend the premiere party for "The Houstons On Our Own" at the Tribeca Grand hotel in New York. Gordon, ex-partner of the late Bobbi Kristina Brown, has died. Gordon's attorney Joe S. Habachy confirmed his client's death Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. Brown was the daughter of Whitney Houston. (Photo by Donald Traill/Invision/AP, File)
Nick Gordon died after being found unresponsive in hotel
FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2012, file photo, Bobbi Kristina Brown and Nick Gordon attend the premiere party for "The Houstons On Our Own" at the Tribeca Grand hotel in New York. Gordon, ex-partner of the late Bobbi Kristina Brown, has died. Paramedics were called to Nick Gordon's hotel room in Maitland, a suburb of Orlando, early Wednesday morning to check on an unresponsive man, according to a statement from the Maitland Police Department. The paramedics in the Sheraton hotel room began treating Gordon, who was identified in the police statement as Nicholas Bouler. Investigators with the medical examiner’s office were not able to determine exactly how Bobbi Kristina Brown died.