Miriam Makeba

No. 10: Those We Lost

Those we lost in 2008: Johnny Podres, 75. Pitched Brooklyn Dodgers to their only World Series title in 1955. Bobby Fischer, 64. Chess man Suzanne Pleshette, 70 Actress Heath Ledger, 28 Actor (More on Heath later in countdown.) Margaret Truman Daniel, 83 Writer/Singer Roy Scheider, 75. Actor Robin Moore, 82. writer Myron Cope, 79. Broadcast […]

Miriam Makeba Passes Away At Age 76

Miriam Makeba passed away shortly after performing in Italy.  Miriam Makeba is best known as Mama Africa.  It is being reported by the associated press that she had a heart attack after the concert.  She lived in exile for 31 years in the United States, France, Guinea in West Africa and Belgium before having an emotional […]