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Jim Minor was a major figure in the Richmond market. He was on the air from the 70’s to the early 2000’s. Most remember Jim and his popular show “Return to Forever” which aired on Sundays. Jim was very knowledgeable about music and always had a warm smile and a great joke to tell.
Jim Minor worked for WENZ Radio, W.A.N.T. (Richmond’s first black radio station) and later worked with Radio One Richmond on-air and in sales. Jim was inducted into the Richmond broadcasters Hall of Fame and was featured in the Soul and R&B Legends of Central Virginia.
Jim recently passed away. We at Radio One Richmond will miss him dearly.
Remembering Greatness: The Celebrity Deaths Of 2016
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1. Rapper Shawty Lo died in a fiery Atlanta car crash on the morning of Sept. 21.
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2. Sportscaster John Saunders passed away suddenly at the age of 61 on Aug. 10. The details surrounding his passing are still unclear.
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3. Actor Gene Wilder, best known for his role in ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,’ died on Aug. 29 from Alzheimer’s disease.
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4. Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali passed away on June 3 after a 32-year battle with Parkinson’s.
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5. Actor Anton Yelchin, best known for his role as Chekov in ‘Star Wars,’ passed away minutes after a June 19 car accident.
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6. Actor Ron Lester died on Aug. 4 of kidney failure. He was best known for his role in ‘Not Another Teen Movie.’
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7. ‘The Voice’ star Christina Grimmie was shot dead at 22 years old by a man who opened fire on her while she signed autographs.
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8. Legendary singer Prince tragically died from an accidental prescription drug overdose on April 21. He was 57-years-old.
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9. WWF wrestler and actress Chyna died from an accidental overdose of Valium and Ambien on April 20. She was 45 years old.
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10. ‘Blood, Sweat, & Heels’ reality star Daisy Lewellyn died from a rare form of liver cancer on April 8.
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11. Singer Denise Matthews, aka Vanity, died from kidney failure at the age of 57 on Feb. 15. She was Prince’s protegée and ex-girlfriend.
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12. Singer Maurice White passed away on Feb. 3 after battling Parkinson’s disease. He was the founder of R&B group Earth, Wind, & Fire.
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13. Rock star David Bowie died on Jan. 10 after battling cancer for 18 months. He was 69.
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14. A Tribe Called Quest rapper Phife Dawg passed away on March 22 due to complications from diabetes. He was 45 years old.
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