December 30, 2021

RIP: Remembering Those We Lost In 2021

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RIP: Remembering Those We Lost In 2021

2021 was a year like no other. We’ve lost some of the most influential entertainers, creators, and cultural icon’s this year. Those including Michael K. Williams, DMX, Biz Markie and Digital Underground’s Shock G; Cicely Tyson, Larry King, Greg Leakes, Black Rob,Young Dolph, Virgil Abloh and more.

Those that we have lost has made a huge impact on the world. There legacies will live on through their music, their art, and their influence. They will all be truly missed. May they all rest peacefully.

  • Black Rob, 1968-2021: Bad Boy rapper best known for “Whoa”
  • DMX, 1970 – 2021: Grammy-nominated rapper and actor.
  • Suzzanne Douglas, 1957-2021: Actress, “The Parent Hood,” “When They See Us”
  • Drakeo the Ruler, 1993-2021: L.A. rapper
  • Anthony ‘A.J.’ Johnson, 1966-2021: Comedian, actor in “Friday” and “House Party”
  • Kangol Kid, 1966-2021: “Roxanne, Roxanne” rapper with hip-hop group UTFO
  • Larry King, 1925 – 2021: Longtime radio and cable TV host
  • Gregg Leakes, 1955-2021: Husband of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star NeNe Leakes.
  • John Madden, 1936-2021: Legendary NFL coach for Super Bowl-winning Oakland Raiders, longtime football commentator
  • Biz Markie, 1964 – 2021: “Just a Friend” rapper and actor
  • Colin Powell, 1937 – 2021: Former chairman of the joint chiefs and secretary of state
  • Cicely Tyson, 1924 – 2021: Oscar-nominated actress
  • Michael K. Williams, 1966 – 2021: Actor, best known for his HBO roles in ‘The Wire’ and ‘Boardwalk Empire’
  • Young Dolph, 1985-2021: Rapper whose real name was Adolph Robert Thornton Jr.

List via syracuse.com

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