All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘death’

Petticoat Junction Actress Pat Woodell Dies at 71

Pat Woodell, best known for her role as Bobbie Jo Bradley on the 1960s show Petticoat Junction, has died. She was 71. Her husband, Vern McDade, said that the actress had been battling cancer for over two decades. Woodell starred as one of the sisters on CBS’ Petticoat Junction from 1963 to 1965. Originally a singer, Woodell’s time on the …

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It’s Time to Choose Who Runs Your Facebook Account When You Die

What happens to your Facebook account when you die? – the only question more confusing than what happens to you after you die? There are really only two options for friends and family of a deceased individual. The first option, memorialization, freezes the account in time – allowing it to serve as a sort of public gravestone. Once a person …

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Misty Upham Died of Blunt-Force Injuries, Shows Autopsy

Misty Upham, the 32-year-old actress who went missing in early October, died of blunt force injuries to the head and torso. According to a Seattle Times report the cause of death was announced this week by the King County, Washington Medical Examiner’s Office. Upham was reported missing by her family on October 6. She was last seen on October 5 …

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Emily Kinney Says Goodbye to “Walking Dead” Character

(Warning: Walking Dead spoilers ahead!) 29-year-old Emily Kinney, who plays Beth on AMC’s Walking Dead, found out about the demise of her character only a few hours before the script was released to the rest of the cast. “The season finale was episode 508,” she told Entertainment Weekly, “and I found out during 507.” Emily wasn’t alone. Many cast members …

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Utah Family Found Dead, Poison Suspected

One month ago Springville, Utah police began investigating the bizarre and disturbing deaths of a family. According to a Salt Lake Tribune report, Benjamin and Kristi Strack were found dead in their home on September 27. Three of their children – 14, 12, and 11 years old – were also found dead in the home. The family was found by …

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Elizabeth Peña’s Cause of Death Revealed to Be Results of Alcoholism

When Elizabeth Peña died last week, the cause of death was unknown. Hollywood was stunned by the death of someone who was only 55 and had not been known publicly to be suffering from cancer or some other killer. But now Peña’s death has been determined to be due to the effects of alcoholism. Specifically, “cirrhosis of the liver due …

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Joan Rivers Cause of Death Revealed; Clinic Could Be in Trouble

It’s been over a month since Joan Rivers died. At the time, all we knew was that Rivers was under anesthesia, having what was described as a “routine throat procedure”, later elaborated as examining “voice changes” and stomach reflux that the actress had been experiencing. We were told that, during the procedure, Rivers went into cardiac arrest, stopped breathing, and …

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Elizabeth Peña of Modern Family Dies at 55

Elizabeth Peña has died at the young age of 55. Peña was recently known for playing Pilar, the mother of Modern Family core cast member Gloria Pritchett, played by Sofia Vergara. But before that she was Rosie in the film La Bamba, starring Lou Diamond Phillips as rocker Ritchie Valens. Peña also was the voice of the character Mirage in …

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George Hamilton IV Dead at Age 77

Country music star George Hamilton IV has died. He was 77 years old. According to the Grand Ole Opry Hamilton died on late Wednesday afternoon at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. Hamilton had suffered a heart attack last Saturday and was hospitalized. He had been in critical condition since that time. The Opry stated that Hamilton died “with …

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Cindy Adams Reveals Joan Rivers’ Final Days

Last week the world lost yet another legendary comedian. Joan Rivers died on September 4 following complications from vocal chord surgery. As expected, celebrities and comedians took to social media, giving their condolences and sharing their fondest memories of Rivers. The flood of grief was heartfelt, though impersonal and probably a bit more maudlin than Rivers would have wanted. However, …

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Joan Rivers’ Death Mourned on Social Media

Less than one month after the death of Robin Williams, another comedy legend has passed on. Joan Rivers died on Thursday afternoon following several days spent in a medically induced coma. The comedian was 81 years old. Rivers reportedly suffered complications on August 28 while undergoing surgery on her vocal cords. She was then put into a coma following a …

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Marli Hamblin, Utah Teen, Dies in Tragic Accident

Every now and again a news story comes along which reminds us of the fragile nature of life. This happens to be one of those moments. Marli Hamblin, age 15, was listening to her iPod and sunbathing in her driveway this past Friday, theoretically getting the most out of her final days of summer before the beginning of the next …

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Robin Williams Found Dead From Apparent Suicide

Robin Williams, one of Hollywood’s most loved actors and comedians, has died at the age of 63. According to authorities, Williams was found unconscious at his home in Tiburon, California early this morning. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office and Williams’ rep both confirmed his death, and referenced an apparent suicide as the cause. Williams’ rep explained that he had been …

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Tony Stewart Hits and Kills Race Car Driver [VIDEO]

NASCAR driver Tony Stewart hit and killed another driver during a 25-lap race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in New York on Saturday night. Police are investigating the incident and report that Stewart is being completely cooperative. The incident that took the life of 20-year-old Kevin Ward Jr. occurred about halfway through the sprint car race. Following a collision with Tony …

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Ariana Grande Mourning Grandfather’s Passing

Ariana Grande lost her beloved grandfather, 90-year-old Frank Grande, this past week to cancer, and even watched her brother, Frankie Grande–a Big Brother contestant–receive the news while on the show. Both the Problem singer and her brother–as well as their whole family–are now in mourning. Ariana appreciated all the support she received from her friends and family, as well as …

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‘Rizzoli & Isles’ Cope With Cast Member’s Death

Rizzoli and Isles is finally saying goodbye to Lee Thompson Young, who played Detective Barry Frost on the TNT crime drama. Nearly a year ago, the 29-year-old, former Disney Channel actor was found dead in his North Hollywood home from an apparent suicide. Fans of the show have been wondering how Young would be written off the show, and they …

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Man Killed At Yellowstone National Park

A hike at Yellowstone National Park turned deadly after a tree fell on a 36-year-old visitor. The man, who was from Taiwan, the Republic of China, was part of a group of hikers that were hiking the Fairy Falls trail which is north of the Old Faithful area and west of the Grand Loop Road. In an attempt to get …

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Nap Nanny Leads To Six Infant Deaths

A sixth child has died while using the recalled infant recliner called the Nap Nanny. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the latest casualty involved an eight-month-old little girl from New Jersey. The infant was secured with a seat belt in the Nap Nanny, however she suffocated when she was found partly hanging between the crib bumper and …

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Mary Soames, Daughter of Winston Churchill, Dies

Mary Soames, the youngest daughter of former U.K. Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Has died. According to a BBC News report, Soames died on Saturday May 31 after suffering from a short illness. Soames was 91 years old. Soames was born Mary Spencer-Churchill on September 15, 1922. She was the youngest child of Winston Churchill and his wife Clementine Churchill, born …

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Stoned to Death: Pakistani Woman Dies Anachronistically

In late middle school or early high school, we all had a deep-seated fear of stoning placed in us by Shirley Jackson’s short story, “The Lottery”. In said story, members of a town draw slips of paper until one family is singled out by drawing the paper with the black dot. Ultimately, the family draws papers again until a single …

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Gordon Willis: Famed Cinematographer Dies

You know Gordon Willis, even if you don’t know him by name. His work can be seen in any of the Godfather movies, Annie Hall, and All The President’s Men among many others. Willis was simply one of the best cinematographers that Hollywood had ever known. Sadly, Willis passed away on Sunday at his Cape Cod home. According to his …

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Clay Aiken Wins Congressional Primary, Opponent Dead

Clay Aiken made headlines earlier this year when he announced he would be seeking a congressional seat for North Carolina. Aiken and his opponent were deadlocked until the end, but Aiken squeaked out a win in the primary. Even if he hadn’t though, his opponent wouldn’t have made it. KCTV5 News reports that Aiken’s opponent in the primary – Keith …

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Subway Jared Death Hoax Goes Viral

Jared Fogle, better known as “Subway Jared” or the “Subway Guy”, is the latest victim of a celebrity death hoax. On Monday, the news of Fogle’s “death” went viral with thousands of people taking to their social media accounts to pay their respects to the Subway spokesman, using the hashtag #RIPSubwayJared. The hoax started on a fake website called Jaredremembered.com. …

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Richard Petty Makes Long Awaited NASCAR Return

NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty’s appearance at the Richmond International Speedway in Richmond, Va. marked his first major public outing since his wife Lynda died nearly one month ago. Since the heartbreaking loss, Petty has relied on the love and support of his close family to get through this difficult time. “Been fortunate all the kids [and grandkids] came …

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Kevin Sharp Dies: Country Music Star Was 43

Country singer Kevin Sharp has died at the age of 43. The singer was best known for his debut album Measure of a Man. According to Sharp’s official website the singer died on Saturday April 19 at 10 pm PST. Sharp died from complications related to stomach surgeries and digestive issues he had dealt with in the past. The singer …

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Mount Everest: Climate Change Making It More Deadly?

“In 1989 when I first climbed Everest there was a lot of snow and ice, but now most of it has just become bare rock.” Nepali climber Apa Sherpa had been quoted by Discovery News about his experiences with perhaps the most formidable mountain on Earth. It seems much has changed since Sherpa first tackled Mount Everest. “Climbing is becoming …

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7 Babies Found Dead in Utah Home

In one of the most gruesome stories in recent memory, Utah police have recently discovered the bodies of seven dead infants in a Pleasant Grove, Utah home. One suspect has been arrested and charged with multiple counts of murder. According to the Pleasant Grove Police Department, the incident began on April 12 when Pleasant Grove police officers responded to reports …

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Day Care Center Crash In Florida Kills 1, Injures 14

A Florida day care center was the site of a car accident on Wednesday. According to the Florida Highway Patrol a car was sent into the KinderCare DayCare in the Orlando area after being hit by a Dodge Durango. Highway patrol spokeswoman Wanda Diaz said the car broke through the wall and went into the building after jumping a curb. …

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Mickey Rooney, Legendary Actor, Dies At 93

Hollywood has lost another legend. Actor Mickey Rooney has died at age 93. TMZ has learned his death on Sunday, April 6 was due to natural causes. Born Joseph Yule, Jr., Rooney acted in more than 200 films over eight decades. Rooney began performing at 17 months old as part of his parents’ vaudeville routine. From 1927 to 1936 Rooney …

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Firefighter Funeral: Servicemen Nationwide Pay Respect to Deceased Firemen

The memorial processions for two fallen firefighters who died in a nine-alarm fire last week brought together firemen, police officers, and other civil servicemen from across the nation. The wake for Boston firefighter Michael R. Kennedy, 33, was held Wednesday at the P.E. Murray Funeral Home in West Roxbury. The streets were lined with thousands of first responders to pay respects to Kennedy and his fellow colleague Lt. …

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