In 1980, singer Georgeanna Tillman Gordon of The Marvelettes died in Detroit after a long illness. She was 46.
In 1993, jazz great Dizzy Gillespie died of pancreatic cancer in Englewood, New Jersey. He was 75. The entertainment world also lost dancer Rudolph Nureyev, who was 54.
Also in 1993, bassist Bill Wyman confirmed he was quitting the Rolling Stones.
In 2005, singer Lou Rawls died in Los Angeles after fighting lung and brain cancer. He was 72.
Also in 2005, singer Pink married motorcross racer Carey Hart in Costa Rica.
In 2012, singer Jason Derulo broke a vertebra while practicing an acrobatic move for his concerts. He was forced to call off the tour.
Today’s Birthdays: Accordionist Joey, the CowPolka King, of Riders in the Sky is 74. Singer Kim Wilson of the Fabulous Thunderbirds is 72. Country singer Jett Williams is 70. Actor-comedian Rowan Atkinson (“Mr. Bean”) is 68. Singer Kathy Sledge of Sister Sledge is 64. Chef Nigella Lawson is 63. Singer Eric Williams of BLACKstreet is 63. Actor Norman Reedus (“The Walking Dead”) is 54. TV personality Julie Chen is 53. Actor Danny Pintauro (“Who’s The Boss”) is 47. Actor Rinko Kikuchi (RINK’-oh kih-KOO’chee) (“Babel”) is 42. Actor Eddie Redmayne (“Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them,” ″The Theory of Everything”) is 41. Comedian Kate McKinnon (“Saturday Night Live”) is 39. Actor Diona Reasonover (dee-AH’-nah REE’-son-OH-ver) (“NCIS”) is 39. Singer Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys is 37.