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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”

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
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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

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. …

Meryl Streep Shares Thoughts On ‘Iron Lady’ Margaret Thatcher

Meryl Streep issued a statement to the press today sharing her thoughts on the late Margaret Thatcher. Streep played Thatcher in the film “The Iron Lady,” directed by Phyllida Lloyd. Streep won an academy award for the role. Here’s what …

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

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

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

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 …

Margaret Thatcher Dies, Buckingham Palace Issues Statement

“Iron Lady” Margaret Thatcher has passed away at the age of 87. The news was announced by her daughter, Carol Thatcher, who said she died peacefully following a stroke on Monday morning. Buckingham Palace issued the following statement: “The Queen …

Roger Ebert Dies Following “Leave Of Presence” Announcement
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Roger Ebert, probably the most well known film critic there is, has died at the age of 70 after a long battle with cancer. The news comes just after Ebert announced that he would be taking “a leave of presence” …

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
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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

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, 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
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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

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

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 …

‘Buckwild’ Star Dies at the Age of 21
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Shain Gandee, one of the stars of MTV’s Buckwild, was found dead this morning in Sissonville, West Virginia. According to a report from the Charleston Daily Mail, 21-year-old Gandee was found in a vehicle with two other bodies. Gandee was …

Elwin Wilson Dies; Former KKK Member Was 76
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Elwin Wilson, a former Ku Klux Klan member who later apologized for his racist actions, has died. According to an Associated Press report, Wilson died at a South Carolina hospital at the age of 76. Wilson’s wife, Judy, related that …

Robert Zildjian Dies; Cymbal Manufacturer Was 89
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Robert Zildjian, the founder of Sabian Cymbals, has died. He was 89. According to an Associated Press report, Zildjian died at his home in Brunswick, Main on Thursday. Zildjian had reportedly been battling cancer. Zildjian was born in to a …