All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘death’

Marcia Wallace: The Simpsons Intro Pays Tribute

Marcia Wallace, one of the star voices on The Simpsons for several years, passed away last weekend. It was announced shortly after her death that there would be a tribute to her during the show’s next episode. Wallace played the beloved Mrs. Krabappel on the show, Bart Simpson’s teacher for several seasons. For those fans of the show that have …

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Lou Reed, Legendary Rock Musician, Dies At 71

Lou Reed, the rock legend, passed away on Sunday, October 27. He was 71 years old, and known for his work with the band The Velvet Underground, as well as his hit song “Walk On The Wild Side.” It was revealed that he died of liver disease, after having liver transplant surgery in May of this year. He was treated …

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Marcia Wallace: Comedic Actress Dies At Age 70

Marcia Wallace died on Friday in Los Angeles, at the age of 70. Wallace lost a battle with a cancer, after surviving for 28 years with the disease. She was a comedic actress, perhaps most well-known for her work as the voice of Edna Krabappel on The Simpsons. Before that, she played Carol Kester, the wisecracking secretary on The Bob …

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Hal Needham, Stuntman And Director, Dies At 82

Hal Needham, a Hollywood stuntman and director, died this morning. He is one of Hollywood’s most well-known stuntman, and was also the writer and director of Smokey And The Bandit. He was 82-years-old, and had just received a Governors Award from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts And Sciences in 2012. The Academy, which unfortunately does not award actors for …

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U.S. to Create New Young Death Registry

The death of a child is rarely expected and sometimes hard to explain. Health professionals in the U.S. are now trying to determine just how widespread the impact of such deaths are in the country – and what can be done about it. The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) today announced that it is partnering with the U.S. Centers …

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Frankie Leal: Boxer Dies from a Brain Injury

The boxing community is mourning the death of 26 year-old Mexican featherweight fighter Frankie Leal, who is also known as “Little Solder.” The boxer died today from a brain injury sustained in the eighth-round on Saturday night in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico against Raul Hirales. Leal was behind the entire bout, even falling to the mat in the sixth round. …

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Emile Hirsch To Portray John Belushi In Biopic Film?

Emile Hirsch is now in talks to play the legendary John Belushi in a biopic film. The film was planned years ago, and after being halted for various reasons, the project has now been given new life. The film will be written and directed by Steve Conrad. He previously wrote the script for The Weather Man and the upcoming film …

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Nevada School Shooting

Tragedy struck the Nevada town of Sparks on Monday around 7:15 in the morning when a middle school student opened fire. One brave teacher, Mike Landsberry, had stepped in to protect the children, and was shot and killed. Mike Landsberry had served in the military, including spending time in Afghanistan on multiple tours. Reports claim that the shooter had taken …

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Erich Priebke: Nazi Criminal, Funeral Sparks Protest

Erich Priebke, a German Nazi war criminal, died last week. His body was being transported in order to hold a funeral for him, and was forced to be called off, due to the amount of controversy that surrounds the case. He recently died under house arrest, while serving a life sentence for the killing of more than 300 civilians. He …

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Elephant Kills Zookeeper In Missouri

An elephant has reportedly showed its aggression and killed the zookeeper that was working with her, in a zoo in Missouri. Patience, an elephant that has a history of aggression toward handlers, attacked and crushed her keeper on Friday morning. The keeper was a veteran at the zoo, and died in an unavoidable incident, when Patience decided to charge at …

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Angola 3 Inmate Dies Days After Being Released

Herman Wallace, just three days after being released from prison, died on Friday morning. He was 71 years old and died after a tough battle with liver cancer. Just days ago, he made news when he was released from solitary confinement after four decades of being locked up for a crime that he did not commit. Wallace was one of …

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Joy Covey, Amazon’s First CFO, Dies In Bike Accident

Joy Covey, a big part in the success of Amazon’s business, has died at the age of 50. She was riding her bike in San Francisco when it happened. She was an entrepreneur and contributed to Amazon’s massive expansion, becoming their first CFO. She has been described as a self-made woman, tech entrepreneur, and intellectual powerhouse. She has a long …

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