All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘death’

Progeria Illness Not All Sam Berns Taught Us About

Many people have never heard of a rare genetic condition called Progeria or are even aware of the young lives it claims. Sam Berns became one of those young lives when he passed away on Friday. He was just seventeen years old. Berns was not, even until the end of his short life, fixated on the illness. He and his …

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Jason Berryman, Former Iowa State Player, Found Dead

Ex-Iowa State Football Player Jason Thomas Berryman was found dead on Wednesday in his East Texas home. Succumbing to multiple gunshot wounds, the body of the 28-year-old former Cyclone player was found by family members who were just so happening to be visiting someone else in the area. There is no official indication to why Berryman’s death took place but …

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Tatyana Ali Profoundly Impacted by James Avery

Tatyana Ali reflected about the death of her Fresh Prince of Bel-Air costar James Avery, who passed away on December 31st at the age of 68. Tatyana was just a little girl when she first appeared on the hit TV show back in 1990 along with Avery, but she remembers the impact his presence had on her to this very …

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Alicia Rhett of Gone With the Wind Dies at 98

Alicia Rhett, best known for her role as India Wilkes in the film Gone With the Wind, died of natural causes on Friday at the age of 98. She was the oldest surviving cast member of the classic film, based upon the iconic book by Margaret Mitchell. Rhett lived at the Bishop Gadsden Episcopal Retirement Community in Charleston, S.C. since …

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Pregnant Woman Murder: Husband Charged With Slaying

A charge has been brought against the alleged killer of missing pregnant woman, Melissa Sowders, whose body was apparently discovered on Thursday in Harris County, Texas. The estranged husband of Sowders, 28-year-old Matthew Sowders, may face the death penalty or life in prison in the slaying of his ex-wife and her unborn child. Divers found the body of who they …

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Juanita Moore, Academy Nominee, Deceased at 99

One of Hollywood’s most renowned actresses has passed away. Juanita Moore, an Academy Award Nominee, collapsed and died Wednesday January 1 at her home in Los Angeles. According to her grandson, Kirk Kelleykahn, she was 99 years of age. Moore first got her foot in the door in the 1949 film, “Pinky.” Some of her other respected career achievements include: …

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James Avery, Fresh Prince Actor, Passes Away

It was learned today that actor James Avery passed on December 31st. He was 68 years old. According to TMZ, Avery had checked into a Glendale, CA hospital to have open heart surgery. After the procedure his health took a turn for the worse. His wife, Barbara, was by his side during much of his hospitalization. Sadly, when she left …

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India Train: Fire Kills At Least 26

Early Saturday morning, an express train in India engulfed into flames near the Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh. The Bangalore-Nanded express train was carrying 60 passengers, many who were traveling home for the holidays. Eight were injured where as 26 casualties were reported. Most of those traveling were asleep at the time of the fire. Railway official Sunanda Arun told …

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Farooq Sheikh, Bollywood Actor Dies at 65

On Saturday, the Bollywood film industry lost one of their most successful actors. Farooq Sheikh, an Indian actor and TV presenter, suffered from a heart attack on Friday while visiting his family in Dubai. According to Global News, Sheikh’s career began in the 1973 film Garm Hawa, “about the 1947 partition of the subcontinent at the end of British rule. …

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Well-Known Ad Exec Mike Hughes Dies After Writing His Own Obituary

Former Martin Agency president Mike Hughes has passed away at the age of 65 after a long battle with lung cancer. Hughes is responsible for such high profile campaigns as the Geico cavemen (which even had its own TV show at one point) and the Geico gecko, among others. He was told in 1998 that even though he was a …

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Kenyan Bus Explosion: Attacks Continue Saturday

A mini bus and nearby cars in Nairobi, Kenya were left in pieces today after an unconfirmed explosive device exploded inside of the traveling mini bus. Reuters tells us that four people were killed while 36 were left wounded in the fourth Kenyan attack this week. The sudden blast turned car parts into shrapnel to quickly transform a normal day …

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Former Napster COO Milton Olin Jr. Dies After Being Hit By Police Car

Milton Olin Jr., who once served as COO of Napster, is dead after being hit by a police car while riding his bicycle. The accident happened at 1:05 PM at the 22000 block of Mulholland Highway in Los Angeles on Sunday. Olin was reportedly pronounced dead at the scene. He was sixty-five years old. CBS Los Angeles reports: Investigators confirmed …

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