It’s a modern phenomenon that’s growing increasingly common with innovative technology and marketing appeal: the practice of digitally resurrecting deceased celebrities by using their image and unreleased works for new projects.

Michael Jackson moonwalked at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards years after his death; rapper Tupac Shakur performed at the 2012 Coachella music festival, though he died in 1996; and late singer Aaliyah’s estate spoke out recently after her record label announced that some of her albums would be released on streaming services.

A slew of recent controversies have renewed complicated questions about whether projects involving the use of a 

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Trevor Moore, co-founder of the sketch comedy group The Whitest Young ones U Know, died in an unspecified accident Friday at the age of 41.

The comedian, actor and producer’s death was confirmed in a statement issued by his supervisor on behalf of his wife and relatives, Deadline noted.

“We are devastated by the decline of my spouse, very best mate and the father of our son. He was regarded as a writer and comic to tens of millions, and nevertheless to us he was merely the centre of our entire globe,” the assertion reportedly read.

“This is a tragic

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Dennis “Dee Tee” Thomas, founding member of legendary soul and funk band Kool & The Gang, died peacefully at the age of 70 in his property in New Jersey, the team stated in an announcement.

Thomas was born in 1951 in Orlando, Florida, and shaped his to start with band in 1964 — The Jazzies — with seven of his teenage close friends: brothers Ronald Bell and Robert “Kool” Bell, Spike Mickens, Ricky Westfield, George Brown and Charles Smith.

The group infused their jazz, blues, soul and funk influence and inevitably develop into the influential Kool & The Gang in

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Jane Withers, a Hollywood golden age child star with Shirley Temple and veteran character actress opposite Elizabeth Taylor and James Dean, died Saturday night at her home in Burbank, California. She was 95.

The Atlanta native’s death was confirmed by her daughter Kendall Errair. 

“My mother was such a special lady,” Errair said in a statement via Deadline. “She lit up a room with her laughter, but she especially radiated joy and thankfulness when talking about the career she so loved and how lucky she was.”

Growing up, Withers was a natural performer, taking singing and dancing lessons by the

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Bermudian artist Gherdai Hassell will be auctioning her artwork at Christie’s Auction Property at Christie’s New York. The function will be on exhibit at the Rockerfella Center in Manhattan in the course of the thirty day period of August.

The report on the Christie’s web site claimed, “Christie’s, in partnership with visionary curator Destinee Ross-Sutton, is proud to announce the next version of Say It Loud: Visionaries of Self from August 5-19. The exhibition will also be accompanied by a sturdy plan of academic programming together with a compensated class on business enterprise competencies for artists hosted by Christie’s Training.

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Sir Tom Stoppard is one of Britain’s biggest living playwrights.

His feats of intellectual brilliance, wit and downright cleverness have held audiences enthralled for decades, ever since he hit the major time with his absurdist tragicomedy Rosencrantz and Gildenstern are Useless in 1967.

His most recent perform Leopoldstadt opened to good acclaim at the begin of 2020 and shut just 7 months later when the pandemic pressured the closure of theatres.

Sir Tom talks to Newsnight about cancel tradition and why he feels he “need to” produce a different perform.

Leopoldstadt returns to London’s Wyndhams Theatre on 7 August.

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