All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘death’

Missing SIU Student Likely Froze To Death

The sorrow is almost palpable among those who knew Pravin Varughese. The Southern Illinois University student had not been seen for roughly a week, but it was hoped that he was simply missing and that no harm had come to the 19-year-old student. Hundreds joined in the search, covering much of Carbondale, Ill.in an attempt to find him. His family …

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Philip Seymour Hoffman Reported Dead

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his Manhattan apartment. Philip Seymour Hoffman was born in the Rochester, New York in July 23, 1967. He attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. In 1989, he graduated with a B.F.A. degree in Drama. His turn as Truman Capote in the 2005 …

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Harley Burial: Man is Buried on Harley Motorcycle

An 82-year-old man from Ohio had his last wishes granted when he was buried on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. While it isn’t unheard of for people to be buried with personal objects, not only was Bill Standley buried with his Harley, he was buried sitting on top of it wearing his riding gear. According to Dorothy Brown, Standley’s daughter, her dad …

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Harley Burial: Deceased Man Rides Motorcycle As Last Wish

“He’d done right by us all these years, and at least we could see he goes out the way he wanted to,” Pete Standley said in regards to the funeral of his deceased father, whose body was perfectly placed on top of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle inside a casket. Yes, you heard right. Billy Standley last request to his family was to bury …

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Marlboro Man Death Sad Reminder To Quit Smoking

The image was iconic: A man in a red shirt, cowboy hat, and rugged denim. He represented freedom, toughness, masculinity—and smoking. He was the “Marlboro Man”, a sort of mascot for Marlboro cigarettes. Eric Lawson, filled into the role of Marlboro Man when he was featured in ads during the late 1970s. Lawson had started smoking when he was 14-years-old, …

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Avonte Oquendo: Teen Mourned After Tragic Loss

On Saturday, Avonte Oquendo’s funeral was held, an end to a tragedy where many questions remain unanswered. The story began over three months ago, when on October 4th, the 14-year-old walked away from the Riverview School in Queens, NY and was never seen alive again. Oquendo was autistic and known for wandering away if not watched, which has since begged …

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Thai Elephant Attack, Tourist Trampled To Death

Authorities in Thailand continue their investigation into the death of a woman whose body was found by Thai park rangers on January 18th. The woman has since been identified as Lily Glidden of Freeville, NY. She was 24-years-old. Glidden was a 2012 graduate of Tufts University where she majored in Biology. She was known for her interest in animals and …

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Ryan Loskarn: Former Aide Dead, Suicide Likely

Ryan Loskarn, the former senate aide to Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander, was found dead on Thursday. According to the Tennessean, a statement read by Colonel Phil Kasten of the Carroll County Sheriff’s office shared that, “Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a private residence in the 6900 block of Kenmar Lane for a report of an unconscious male, believed to …

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Exorcism Leads to Death of Two Maryland Children

Zakieya Latrice Avery, 28, and 21-year-old Monifa Sanford have been charged in the murder of two toddlers, which were brutally stabbed on Friday in an attempted exorcism. Two other young victims, ages five and eight, were also wounded but all four are said to be Avery’s children. Authorities found the children in a home located in Germantown following a 911 …

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Shashi Tharoor Calls For Investigation of Wife’s Death

Shashi Tharoor, the Union minister currently making headlines for his late wife’s sudden death, pledged his full cooperation on Sunday in the investigation of Sunanda Pushkar’s death. Pushkar, 52, was found dead in an upscale hotel room in New Delhi on Friday, two days after she publicly attacked Tharoor on Twitter for having an affair with Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar. …

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Ruth Duccini: Second-to-last Surviving “OZ” Munchkin Dies at 95

One of the original Munchkins of the 1939 film “Wizard of Oz” has passed away. At 95-years-old, Ruth Robinson Duccini died from natural causes on Thursday in Las Vegas’ Solari Hospice Care Center. Stephen Cox, the author of “The Munchkins of Oz” and an adamant follower of the film’s little people, confirmed her death. Duccini was born on July 23, …

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Accused Tampa Shooter Claims He Feared For His Life

A day after being arrested for the fatal shooting of 43-year-old Chad Oulson, former police officer, Curtis Reeves is claiming he acted out of fear. The 71-year-old “had every right to defend himself” when hit with an unknown object, which witnesses claimed was theater popcorn. The defendant’s attorney stated in court today that the case against Reeves was “weak” and …

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