Christopher Plummer, iconic ‘Sound of Music’ actor, dies at 91
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Christopher Plummer attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)Christopher Plummer, best known for his role as Captain Von Trapp in “The Sound of Music,” died Friday at his home in Connecticut at the age of 91. Variety reports Plummer passed peacefully with his wife of 53 years by his side. Plummer won an Oscar in 2012 for his supporting role in “Beginners,” becoming the oldest actor to ever win for the category. Check back for updates.
Legendary rapper MF Doom dies at 49, family says
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 23: Rapper MF Doom performs live on stage during the first day of the 'I'll Be Your Mirror' festival, curated By Portishead & ATP, at Alexandra Palace on July 23, 2011 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jim Dyson/Redferns)The legendary rapper MF Doom has passed away at the age of 49, his family announced on Instagram on Thursday afternoon. According to the message posted to MF Doom’s social media pages, the British-born rapper, Daniel Dumile, died in October. Doom’s team confirmed the news to XXL: “With heavy hearts, we share these words from MF DOOM’s family. It is our wish to continue to respect their privacy at this difficult time.”MF Doom, who wore a mask and took on a “super villain” persona, was one of the most iconic rappers in hip hop history.
Detroit businessman, Ambassador Bridge owner Manuel Moroun dies at 93
DETROIT – Longtime Detroit businessman, and owner of the Ambassador Bridge, Manuel “Matty” Moroun, has died at 93, according to his family. The Moroun family, which has stakes in other transportation businesses, has a net worth of more than $1 billion, according to Forbes. “The Detroit Regional Chamber extends its condolences to the family and friends of Manuel ‘Matty’ Moroun – especially to his son Matt and wife Nora who are so engaged in our community. Matty Moroun was a self-made success story. With his passing, we celebrate his life and the family he built in Detroit,” said Sandy K. Baruah, president and CEO of the Detroit Regional Chamber.