Harry Belafonte, the civil rights & entertainment giant who began as a groundbreaking actor & singer & became an activist, humanitarian & conscience of the world, has died. He was 96. Belafonte died of congestive heart failure at his New York home.

Harry Belafonte, the civil rights & entertainment giant who began as a groundbreaking actor & singer & became an activist, humanitarian & conscience of the world, has died. He was 96. Belafonte died of congestive heart failure at his New York home.