All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘death’

Beer Contest Winner Drinks 1.6 Gallons in 20 Minutes, Dies

A beer drinking contest in Spain’s Murcia region ended in tragedy this week when the contest winner, Joaquin Alcaraz Garcia, died of cardiac arrest. The rules of the contest were simple: Consume as many 1-liter glasses of beer as possible in 20 minutes. Garcia consumed 6 liters (roughly 1.6 gallons or 200 ounces) of beer during that period. He was …

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Naya Rivera Releases Statement On Cory Monteith’s Death

Naya Rivera is one of the more recognizable faces of Glee. She was one of the original cast members alongside Cory Monteith and Lea Michele. It’s understandable then that Monteith’s recent and unexpected death has hit her pretty hard. Rivera finally opened up regarding Moneith’s death in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter: “The entire Glee family and I are …

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Wife Kills Husband 15 Mins After He Leaves Jail

WBIR-TV in Knoxville reports that a man was shot and killed by his wife within fifteen minutes of walking out of jail. The man had been arrested only earlier that same day. The local sheriff in McMinn County, Tennessee, said that Athens Police Officers had received a call shortly before 8:00 a.m. that Robert Vann Marshall, 34, was in a …

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Dead Patient Wakes To Doctors Harvesting Her Organs

It was like something out of a B horror movie. Caroline Burns opened her eyes and looked around. The first thing she saw were the operating room lights above her. Doctors were busy — busy on her. Someone noticed that Caroline Burns had opened her eyes, which was disconcerting for everyone involved. Caroline Burns was not under anesthesia in this …

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Amy Winehouse Exhibit Opens at London Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum in London this week opened an exhibit on the life of singer Amy Winehouse, who died in 2011 from alcohol poisoning (though an eating disorder may have also contributed). The exhibit, called Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait, will feature many of Winehouse’s personal belongings, including her guitar, record collection, and wardrobe. Family pictures from Winehouse’s younger days …

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Tugboat Accident Results In Wisconsin Man’s Death

Tugboat accidents don’t seem like they would be all that common or deadly, but one Wisconsin man wasn’t so lucky last week. On Wednesday, a tugboat capsized at Lock and Dam No. 7 on the Mississippi River. A search for survivors began immediately, but only two of the three men on the boat survived. The search, which lasted from shortly …

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Cirque du Soleil Accident Is Fatal

According to a report in the Las Vegas Sun, a performer in the Cirque du Soleil production “Ka” fell to her death Saturday night during the show. Sarah Guyard-Guillot, an acrobatic performer in the Cirque show at the MGM Grand in Vegas, was pronounced dead at 11:43 p.m. Saturday night by the Clark County Coroner. She was a mother of …

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Lil Snupe Memorial Service Attended by Hundreds

18-year-old rapper Lil Snupe (real name Addarren Ross) was shot and killed in Winnfield, Louisiana earlier this month. The young rapper’s death shook the small Louisiana community where he lived, and hundreds attended a memorial service for the teen this weekend. According to a Shreveport Times report, hundreds of people attended a memorial service for Snupe on Saturday afternoon at …

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Peachem Shooting Leaves Two Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide

A shooting in Peacham, Vermont on Wednesday left two men dead in an apparent murder-suicide. According to the Vermont State Police, police received a report of shots fired at around 7 am on Wednesday. A 60-year-old woman, Jeannie Peabody, had made the call after her husband, 50-year-old Mark Peabody, went outside their home to confront a man who had parked …

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Lourdes Flooding Kills 1, Closes Pilgrimage Sites

Heavy rains in the southwestern French town of Lourdes have caused massive flooding, closing down a Catholic holy site and killing at least one person. According to France 24, the flooding has closed down the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, a famous French pilgrimage site for Roman Catholics. The site is sacred to Catholics due to reported sightings of …

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Slim Whitman Dies; Country Music Star Was 90

Country Music legend Slim Whitman has died at the age of 90. According to First Coast News, Whitman died in Orange Park, Florida Wednesday night of heart and kidney failure. He reportedly passed away “peacefully” at Orange Park Medical Center, surrounded by his family. During his decades-long career, Whitman released dozens of albums, selling over 120 million of them. Though …

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Dreyfoos: Bodies Found at Florida High School

Police in West Palm Beach, Florida are investigating the discovery of two bodies at an area high school According to a WPTV news station report, employees at the Dreyfoos School of the Arts found the bodies early this morning. According to police, the bodies were found in a maintenance area inside the school, with no obvious signs as to their …

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