May 8, 1940 - December 31, 1985
Rick (Ricky) Nelson was part of the first reality show, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.
They were white.
Very long interesting story short, Rick had a significant career as a recording artist. He started as a teen idol back when the show was in it's heyday, and continued on through adulthood.
Another very long story short :
he was touring and his plane crashed, killing 6.
All the details are on Findadeath
Cause of Death: Smoke inhalation and Thermal Burns.
Witnesses described, "It was on fire when it came over me... Smoke was just belching out of the right side." As the two pilots scrambled from the cockpit windows, flames as high as 70 feet leapt from the wreckage, which burned for hours, well into the night. The bodies were found huddled near the cockpit door."
Chris Meloni from Law and Order SUV (I know)
bought the Nelson's Hollywood home in 2014.
The show featured this house.