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Teen Hit by Softball Dies on His Birthday Teen Hit by Softball Dies on His Birthday
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Though deaths rarely occur as a result of playground activity, tragic reminders sometimes pop up to remind us that injuries can happen, and that some of them can be fatal. This week, a San Diego-area high school student died after …

Mickey Rose Dies; Woody Allen Collaborator Was 77 Mickey Rose Dies; Woody Allen Collaborator Was 77

Mickey Rose, a longtime friend of Woody Allen, has died. He was 77 years old. According to a Los Angeles Times report, Rose died on Sunday, April 7. His daughter, Jennifer, informed the publication that he had been diagnosed with …

Fatal Text Message Released as Warning by Grieving Family Fatal Text Message Released as Warning by Grieving Family
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Though the practice is known to be dangerous, and is now outlawed in much of the U.S., texting while driving is something that many teens and adults do on a regular basis. This week, a grieving family, who claim their …

Google Launches New Death Tool Google Launches New Death Tool
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Google wants to know what you want it to do with your stuff when you die. The company has launched a new feature called Inactive Account Manager (not as grim as it could have been, I guess). “Not a great …

Dave O’Hara Dies; Sports Reporter Was 86 Dave O’Hara Dies; Sports Reporter Was 86
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Longtime Boston sports writer Dave O’Hara has died at the age of 86. According to a report from the Associated Press, O’Hara died of cancer at his home in Winter Haven, Florida. O’Hara spent 50 years writing for the Associated …

Wife Killed Over HIV Fear by Arizona Man Wife Killed Over HIV Fear by Arizona Man
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A man from Goodyear, Arizona has admitted to stabbing and killing both his wife and 27-year-old son. According to a report from Phoenix CBS station CBS 5, 62-year-old Eugene ‘Gino’ Maraventano used a 14-inch kitchen knife to stab his wife …

4-Year-Old Shoots 6-Year-Old in New Jersey 4-Year-Old Shoots 6-Year-Old in New Jersey
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As the debate over gun rights ramps up in the U.S., reports of accidental shootings that would have remained local tragedies have been rising to the forefront of national news coverage. This week, a six-year-old in New Jersey died after …

2 Navy Divers Drowned in Aberdeen “Super Pond” 2 Navy Divers Drowned in Aberdeen “Super Pond”

It’s a given that joining the military can mean putting one’s life in danger. However, that danger isn’t generally assumed to be great while training on home soil. Two U.S. Navy divers recently proved that even training is dangerous, and …

Andy Johns Dies; Producer Was 61 Andy Johns Dies; Producer Was 61
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Record producer and sound engineer Andy Johns has died at the age of 61. The cause of Johns’ death has not been made public, though a Billboard report quotes guitarist Stacy Blades as saying Johns was hospitalized last week for …

Sara Montiel Dies; Actress Was 85 Sara Montiel Dies; Actress Was 85

Spanish actress Sara Montiel has died at the age of 85. According to an Associated Press report, the actress died at her home in Madrid. The cause of death was not revealed, though it was stated that Montiel passed out. …

Annette Funicello Dies; Mouseketeer Was 70 Annette Funicello Dies; Mouseketeer Was 70

Annette Funicello, actress and one of the original Mouseketeers, has died. She was 70 years old. According to a statement from The Official Disney Fan Club, Funicello died at Mercy Southwest Hospital in Bakersfield, California. Her death was cause by …

Trapped Kids Found Dead Under Dirt Wall in North Carolina Trapped Kids Found Dead Under Dirt Wall in North Carolina

Tragedy struck in Denver, North Carolina this weekend, as two children died in an accident at a construction site. According to a report from Charlotte ABC affiliate WBTV, two children were playing in a dirt pit when a dirt wall …

7 Die in Brewery Accident in Mexico City 7 Die in Brewery Accident in Mexico City

Reuters is reporting that seven people have died in a brewery accident in Mexico City. Beer company Grupo Modelo stated that seven workers were killed in an accident involving a tank that was being cleaned and receiving maintenance. The details …

Les Blank Dies; Documentary Filmmaker Was 77 Les Blank Dies; Documentary Filmmaker Was 77

Documentary Filmmaker Les Blank has died at the age of 77. Blank’s son, Harrod, reported to the San Francisco Chronicle that his father died of bladder cancer on Sunday at his home in Berkeley, California. Harrod is also a documentary …

Oscar Winner Dies; Ruth Jhabvala Was 85 Oscar Winner Dies; Ruth Jhabvala Was 85
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Academy Award-winning screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala has died. She was 85. According to a report from the Associated Press, Jhabvala died in New York after battling an unnamed illness. Jhabvala got her start in the film industry in 1963, when …

Jesus Franco Dies; Director Was 82 Jesus Franco Dies; Director Was 82
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Cult film director Jesus Franco has died. He was 82. According to a report from the National Enquirer, Franco died on the morning of April 2, though the cause of death has not been revealed. He was reported to have …

Chuck Fairbanks Dies; Patriots Coach Was 79 Chuck Fairbanks Dies; Patriots Coach Was 79

Former New England Patriots head coach Chuck Fairbanks has died. He was 79. According to a statement by the Patriots organization, Fairbanks died in Scottsdale, Arizona after a prolonged battle with brain cancer. “As a Patriots season ticket holder, I …

Jane Henson Dies; Muppeteer Was 78 Jane Henson Dies; Muppeteer Was 78

Jane Henson, wife of Muppets creator Jim Henson, has died. She was 78. According to The Jim Henson Company, Henson died at her Connecticut home yesterday after a prolonged battle with cancer. The company has set up a tribute page …

Buckwild Star Dies: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Being Investigated Buckwild Star Dies: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Being Investigated
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Yesterday 21-year-old Shain Gandee, one of the stars of MTV’s new reality show Buckwild, was found dead in Sissonville, West Virginia. His body was reported to have been found in a vehicle with the bodies of two other men, one …

Jack Pardee Dies; Football Coach Was 76 Jack Pardee Dies; Football Coach Was 76

Former NFL player and coach Jack Pardee has died at the age of 76. According to the University of Houston, Pardee died on Monday, April 1, succumbing to gall bladder cancer. A Houston football scholarship has been founded in Pardee’s …

Dead in Columbia Dorm: Girl Found Dead on Easter Sunday Dead in Columbia Dorm: Girl Found Dead on Easter Sunday

21-year-old Jessica Fingers was found dead on Easter Sunday in a Columbia University dorm room. According to a report from the New York Post, Fingers was found to be unresponsive by her boyfriend and another friend late on the morning …