Gerald Wiggins mourned
Jazz pianist and organist, Gerald Wiggins, was born on May 12, 1922 in New York. He began classical piano lessons at the age of four and toured with Lena Horne, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Lou Rawls, Eartha Kitt and more. In the 1940s he made Los Angeles his permanent home. He died Sunday morning at Encino-Tarzana Medical Center. Services are pending.
Sean Levert, 39, one of the three members of the R&B trio LeVert, died late Sunday night at Lutheran Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio.
Levert fell ill while serving a prison sentence for non-payment of approximately $89,000 in child support. At the time of his illness, he was being held at the Cuyahoga County Jail, while waiting to be transported to state prison to begin serving a 22 month sentence.
Dr. William A. Little was born on February 13, 1941, in Elizabeth City County, Virginia and made his transition on March 1, 2008 at USC University Hospital in Los Angeles.
Maurice Holton was born on May 22, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois to the union of the late Raymond and Dolly Holton. He was the sixth of eight children.
Maurice was educated in Chicago and, while attending Calumet High School, he was active in the arts and drama department, which ultimately led to his relocation to Los Angeles.
After a brief stay at home and a lengthy stay at Brotman Hospital, Maurice departed this life on Sunday, February 17 at 9:40 p.m.
Theora Groves Granville was born on April 17, 1922 in Edwardsville, Kansas. She was baptized at the age of 12 and was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. She graduated from Edwardsville High School and attended Summer Junior College in Kansas City, Kansas. After moving to Los Angeles, she attended state college, specializing in the financial field.
California native Steve Grayson was born July 12, 1960 and died on Jaunuary 26, 2008. Steve’s passion for photography brought him to WireImage, the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner, the Los Angeles Sentinel, the Riverside Press-Enterprise, Allsport USA and also served as contributing/contract photographer for the Associated Press, United Press International, The Los Angeles Times and Reuters News Pictures.