FUNK legend Art Neville has died aged 81, his manager has confirmed. Musician Art Neville has died at the age of 81, his manager Kent Sorrell has confirmed.The funk legend died at home with his wife by his side.Art – who founded The Neville Brothers and The Meters – was from New Orleans, Louisiana.The cause of death was not immediately shared however Art had battled some health issues during his life. Related Articles The health issues included complications from back surgery.Kent Sorrell said in a statement: "Art 'Poppa Funk' Neville passed away peacefully this morning at home with his adoring wife, Lorraine, by his side."The other members of The Neville brothers were Charles, who died last year, Cyril and Aaron. RIP: Art Neville has died aged 81 (Pic: Getty) MUSICIAN: Art was the
Kerry Katona's ex-husband George Kay has died of a drug overdose at the age of 39.He was pronounced dead on arrival to hospital yesterday.George was found collapsed at home and taken to hospital where doctors were unable to resuscitate him.George, who is the father of Kerry's youngest Dylan-Jorge, five, had battled drug abuse and mental health issues during their relationship. Related Articles A close family friend of Kerry last night told the Mirror: "Kerry was told this afternoon that George suffered an overdose and was taken to hospital, but was declared dead on arrival."No one yet knows what he overdosed on or whether it was intentional or an accident."Kerry is heartbroken, he’s DJ’s dad and she loved him once. PASSED AWAY: Kerry's ex George has died aged 39 (Pic: GETTY) UP
Last week, a two-year-old cover of En Vogue's Don't Let Go (Love) became the UK's most sought-after song.Recorded by emerging singer-songwriter Lusaint, the track was searched for 23,000 times in 24 hours on the music-discovery app Shazam - breaking Florence + The Machine's record for the most Shazams in a single day.Within hours, the song jumped into the iTunes download chart at number 23; and by the end of the week, Lusaint was in the top 10 of Spotify's viral song chart.All of this came off a single play, lasting a few seconds, as Michael and Amber fumbled their first kiss on Love Island."Not quite sure how this has happened," the Manchester-based singer told her 726 Facebook followers. "What a crazy few days."It's not the fir...
MasterChef star Gregg Wallace has welcomed a baby body named Sid Massimo Wallace with wife Anne-Marie Sterpini.Revealing the joyous news, Gregg, who was already a dad of two from a previous relationship, said: "I was far more scared this time than when I had Tom and Libby."I don't know if it's because it took us so long to conceive or perhaps it's because I’m older, but I was scared for their health. I could have hugged the doctors."The star continued telling OK! Magazine: "I went down the business end and watched the doctors pull Sid out. Related Articles “I looked at him and thought he was perfect”Gregg Wallace"I saw him take his first breath, it was just beautiful. I looked at him and thought he was perfect."Gregg said he celebrated the arrival by wetting the baby's head with
Alabama 3 bandmember Jake Black has died, his bandmates have confirmed. The musician, who co-wrote the song used as the theme tune for The Sopranos, died a few days after performing at Highpoint Festival in Lancashire. It has been reported Black was taken ill just hours after he played a show with his band on Friday.Black's bandmates confirmed the news today on their official Facebook account. The statement read: “Early this afternoon, on a beautiful summer’s day, our friend, comrade and spiritual teacher, Jake Black AKA The Very Reverend D.Wayne Love, passed over to the higher ground. “After a magnificent performance at the Highpoint Festival in Lancashire, D.Wayne in his supreme wisdom, decided it was the appropriate moment for his ascencion into the next le