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By Renee Summers
Telegram Newspaper 

Remembering Those We Lost in 2023


January 4, 2024

"The death of Richard Roundtree is a huge loss in our community," said Rain Pryor, the talented actress, comedian, and daughter of the late Richard Pryor. "He's one of the people that helped pave the way in the industry for people of color. He's now an ancestor."

Each New Year it seems only appropriate to remember the noteworthy lives lost the previous year. At the Telegram, we look back at these exceptional lives and recall the contributions they made.

On January 1 2023, the music world lost the talents of Fred White at the age of 67. White, drummer with the R&B group Earth, Wind, and Fire, lent his talents to such remarkable hits as "Boogie Wonderland," "Shining Star," and "September." He was born in Chicago and began playing the drums at age nine, eventually joining brother Maurice's band as a teenager and bringing Earth, Wind, and Fire rec...

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