The legacy left behind by music pioneer Mary Wilson, founding member of ‘The Supremes’
DETROIT – Music pioneer Mary Wilson, a founding member of “The Supremes” died at the age of 76. “The world has lost one of the brightest stars in our Motown family. Mary Wilson was an icon,” Motown Museum Chairwoman and CEO Robin Terry said in a statement. Mary Wilson of the Supremes has died suddenly. Rest In Supreme Peace Mary.”Steven Van Zandt said he spoke to Wilson before the world went on lockdown because of the coronavirus, tweeting Tuesday: “RIP Mary Wilson.
Former West Bloomfield Township police chief Ronald Cronin has died
We are sad to announce the passing of former WBPD Chief Ronald Cronin. He was a leader in both the Detroit Police Department and at our police department. He dedicated 42 years to serving and protecting. Our thoughts are with his family. West Bloomfield Michigan Police Department (Facebook)
Tributes pour in for longtime Wayne County Commissioner Jewel Ware after her death
WAYNE COUNTY, Mich. – Tributes are pouring in following the death of Wayne County Commissioner Jewel Ware. Myself, as well as my colleagues, we are absolutely devastated by the sudden loss of our dear friend colleague Jewel Ware Wayne County Commission Chair Alisha BellWayne County Commission Chair Alisha Bell said Ware was more than a politician, but a champion for the people. Michigan Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14)I was saddened to hear of the passing of my friend and colleague, Wayne County Commissioner Jewel Ware, who died this morning unexpectedly from a heart attack. Jewel Ware was first elected to the Wayne County Commission in 1994 and served as Commission Chair from 2003 through 2008. Wayne County Executive Warren EvansCommissioner Ware was a champion for the people of Wayne County.
Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman dies of cancer at 43
LOS ANGELES Chadwick Boseman, who played Black American icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown with searing intensity before inspiring audiences worldwide as the regal Black Panther in Marvel's blockbuster movie franchise, died Friday of cancer. It was the honor of his career to bring King TChalla to life in Black Panther." Disney executive chairman Bob Iger called Boseman an extraordinary talent, and one of the most gentle and giving souls I have ever met. You dont have the same exact experience as a Black actor as you do as a white actor. At the 2019 Screen Actors Guild Award, Black Panther won best ensemble, electrifying the room.
Convicted murderer Bob Bashara has died after being sentenced to life in prison in 2015
LIVINGSTON COUNTY, Mich. – Convicted murderer Bob Bashara has died. Bashara was sentenced to life in prison in January 2015 after he was convicted of plotting to have his wife killed in 2012. Timeline: Jane Bashara murder caseOfficials confirmed that Bashara died Monday at the Woodland Center Correctional Facility. It would be another four years until he finally laid out the case against Bob Bashara in April 2016. He admitted to breaking Jane Bashara's neck and said Bob Bashara was present during the murder.
Michigan State Police trooper dies after being struck by suspected drunk driver
LANSING, Mich. A trooper who was struck by a drunk driver while on duty on July 10 has died, according to police. Caleb Starr joined the Michigan State Police in Sept. 2018, as a member of the 135th Trooper Recruit School. He is survived by his wife, Rachael, who is a civilian member of the MSP, and their two young daughters. Starr was westbound on Grand River Avenue when a vehicle traveling east, driven by a 28-year-old woman from Utah crossed the center line. Charges are pending against the driver from Utah, who is believed to still be hospitalized, according to police.
Beloved bar owner Honest John Thompson has died at 66
DETROIT The bar he owned is a Detroit institution. Honest John Thompson, the former owner of Honest Johns in Detroit has died at the age of 66 from congestive heart failure. Thompson leaves behind a legacy thats a whole lot bigger than just a bar. He was the most complicated simple man in the world, relative Mike Kiewicz said. He alienated a lot of people, because, you know, he was -- he was a complicated man and that was the complicated part of him, Mike Kiewicz said.
20-year veteran of Oakland County Sheriffs Office lost his battle with cancer
OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. The Oakland County Sheriffs Office has announced the death of Deputy Gary Garza. He was a 20-year veteran of the Sheriffs Office and had held positions in corrections, courts, road patrol and was a school resource officer for Clarkston Community Schools for the past five years. Deputy Garza was the epitome of who a police officer should be, said Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard. "He lived his life with dignity and high standards, which was reflected in his loyalty to the Sheriffs Office. The men and women of the Sheriffs Office send their deepest condolences to Deputy Garzas family.