All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘deaths’

Comcast Founder Ralph J. Roberts Dies at 95

Comcast Founder Ralph J. Roberts Dies at 95

On Friday morning, Comcast Corporation announced that its co-founder and current Chairman Emeritus, Ralph J. Roberts, has died. According to a release, Roberts died of natural causes. He was 95. “Ralph was a born entrepreneur, a visionary businessman, a philanthropist and a wonderful human being. Ralph built Comcast into one of America’s greatest companies and his vision and spirit have …

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Sheryl Sandberg Posts Touching Tribute to Late Husband

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has spoken publicly for the first time since the sudden death of her husband, SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg. Sandberg’s first comments came in the form of a Facebook post. “Dave was my rock. When I got upset, he stayed calm. When I was worried, he said it would be ok. When I wasn’t sure what to …

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Dave Goldberg Died After Exercising on Vacation: Report

Both the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal are reporting that Dave Goldberg, SurveyMonkey CEO and husband to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, died after exercising while on vacation in Mexico. He was 47. From the Times: Mr. Goldberg, 47, who was on vacation with family and friends, collapsed [in a gym] while exercising, said the person, who spoke …

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Doctor’s Death Reportedly Tied to ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’

Could Tina Fey’s new Netflix comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt have played a part in the death of a doctor to the stars? The NY Post reports that Dr. Fredric Brandt has died at the age of 65. Brandt was a cosmetic dermatologist with a long list of celebrity clients, including Madonna. His publicist confirmed his death, saying he suffered from …

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Leonard Nimoy’s Last Tweet Is Beautiful

You’ve probably already heard the sad news coming out of Los Angeles today, that Star Trek‘s Mr. Spock, Leonard Nimoy, has died. Nimoy, logical on screen and off, died at his home on Friday at the age of 83. Nimoy’s wife Susan confirmed that the actor died of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, an illness Nimoy had been battling for …

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Misty Upham Died of Blunt-Force Injuries, Shows Autopsy

Misty Upham, the 32-year-old actress who went missing in early October, died of blunt force injuries to the head and torso. According to a Seattle Times report the cause of death was announced this week by the King County, Washington Medical Examiner’s Office. Upham was reported missing by her family on October 6. She was last seen on October 5 …

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Utah Family Found Dead, Poison Suspected

One month ago Springville, Utah police began investigating the bizarre and disturbing deaths of a family. According to a Salt Lake Tribune report, Benjamin and Kristi Strack were found dead in their home on September 27. Three of their children – 14, 12, and 11 years old – were also found dead in the home. The family was found by …

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House of Cards Actress Elizabeth Norment Dead at 61

Elizabeth Norment, most recently known for playing Nancy Kaufberger on the hit Netflix original series House of Cards, has died. She was 61. NBC News reports that Norment died at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NYC, but the specifics of her death are still unknown. “Everyone at ‘House of Cards’ is deeply saddened by Elizabeth’s passing. She was a …

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Scott Ross, USC All-American Linebacker, Dead at 45

Scott Ross, a former All-American linebacker and brief NFL player, has died. Ross was 45. Police say Ross was found dead in a car parked near a church. According to The University of Southern California, Ross died of heart failure. The LA Times says that although there were no signs of foul play at the scene, officials will await a …

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George Hamilton IV Dead at Age 77

Country music star George Hamilton IV has died. He was 77 years old. According to the Grand Ole Opry Hamilton died on late Wednesday afternoon at St. Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. Hamilton had suffered a heart attack last Saturday and was hospitalized. He had been in critical condition since that time. The Opry stated that Hamilton died “with …

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Cindy Adams Reveals Joan Rivers’ Final Days

Last week the world lost yet another legendary comedian. Joan Rivers died on September 4 following complications from vocal chord surgery. As expected, celebrities and comedians took to social media, giving their condolences and sharing their fondest memories of Rivers. The flood of grief was heartfelt, though impersonal and probably a bit more maudlin than Rivers would have wanted. However, …

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Zelda Williams Run Off Twitter in the Latest Installment of People Are Just the Worst

In the latest chapter of the book entitled Humanity: Some of Y’all a Buncha Assholes, Robin Williams’ daughter Zelda had been driven off Twitter and Instagram by a buncha assholes. Zelda Williams, who lost her father Monday, has announced that she is leaving Twitter and Instagram “for a good long time, maybe forever” after “cruel and unnecessary” abuse from social …

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