Singer Harry Belafonte, who broke racial barriers in the 1950s, died on Tuesday morning.
- According to Belafonte's spokesperson, the music legend died following complications from congestive heart failure.
- Outside of entertainment, Belafonte was a force in civil rights activism, befriending Dr. Martin Luther King.
- At one point, Belafonte provided bail money to Dr. King and other civil rights activists.
- Harry Belafonte was 96.