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QB Steve Davis Dies in a Plane Crash
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Famed college football Quarterback Steve Davis has reportedly died in a plane crash. The Tulsa World is reporting that Davis was aboard a private jet that crashed in South Bend, Indiana on Sunday. The pilot of the aircraft also died, …

Jack Greene Dies; Country Music Star Was 83
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Jack Greene, the country music star famous for 60s hits such at “There Goes My Everything,” has died. The singer reportedly suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease, and died from complications of the disease at his Nashville home on March 14. Greene …

Jacquelin Perry Dies; Post-Polio Expert Was 94
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Dr. Jacquelin Perry, an orthopedic surgeon who became famous for her work with post-polio patients, has died. The Lost Angeles Times reports that Perry passed away at her home in Downey, California on March 14. She was 94 years old …

Jack Curran Dies; Basketball Coach Was 82
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Jack Curran, the winningest high school sports coach in the U.S., has died. Curran reportedly died in his sleep at his home in Rye, N.Y. on Thursday. He was 82 years old. Curran coached both baseball and basketball at Archbishop …

Wrong Woman Buried in Mortuary Mishap

The local CBS station in Los Angeles is reporting the bizarre story of a California family that buried the wrong woman after a mortuary mixed up two bodies. Though the incident echoes a scene from the movie Death at a …

Willy Switkes Dies; Character Actor Was 83

Willy Switkes, a character actor who had minor roles on-screen in the 80s, has died at the age of 83. According to an Associated Press report, Switkes died of colon cancer on March 7, 2013 at a hospice in Rockville, …

Nathan Safferstein Dies; Manhattan Project Worker was 92
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The Associated Press is reporting that Nathan Safferstein, a counterintelligence agent for the Manhattan Project, has died. Safferstein’s family told the AP that he died Tuesday, March 5 at his home in the Bronx. He had been suffering from an …

Giant Wave Kills Tourist in Mexico
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The Associated Press is reporting that a giant wave hit two tourists on a beach in Cabo San Lucas, dragging them out to sea and killing one of them. A 65-year-old woman was killed by the freak wave, while a …

Coach Dies in Freak Accident Involving Bicycle, Gate
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The Sacramento Bee is reporting that a Rio Linda High School teacher has died in a tragic accident involving his bicycle and an open gate arm. The report states that Adams, who was a popular multimedia teacher, as well as …

Hugo Chavez Gets a Taiwanese Animation Sendoff

The coverage of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s death wasn’t complete until someone brought the whipping of aliens and cancer cereal to the mix. Thankfully, Next Media Animation has stepped up to the plate. Kudos.

Bobby Rogers Dies, Motown Singer Was 73

Soul singer Robert “Bobby” Rogers has died. The singer was a founding member of The Miracles, the first group signed to Motown Records. Reuters is reporting that Rogers had been sick for some time. He died at his home near …

Hugo Chávez Near Death, According To Reports
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There have been rumors going around that Venezuela President Hugo Chávez had died, but reports have come out to the contrary. The country’s vice president reportedly said on Thursday that he is “still fighting for his life,” and according to …

Kurt Cobain’s Birthday Widely Celebrated In The Twitterverse
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Today is Kurt Cobain’s birthday. The Nirvana frontman was born on this day in 1967, which would would make him 46 years old, had he not committed suicide. He died on April 5, 1994, at the height of his career, …

Twitter Pays Homage To Whitney Houston On The Anniversary Of Her Death

It’s hard to believe it’s been a whole year already, but today marks the anniversary of the death of Whitney Houston, arguably one of the most shocking celebrity deaths of 2012. The Twitterverse is making sure everyone remembers the singer, …

Celebrity Deaths Drive the Biggest Wikipedia Traffic Spikes Celebrity Deaths Drive the Biggest Wikipedia Traffic Spikes

As a culture, we are fascinated by celebrities, death, and the death of celebrities. I’m sure you already knew that, but some interesting new stats from the world of Wikipedia prove it. Wikipedia user West.andrew.g has been looking at the …

Hefner’s Secretary Dies: Mary O’Connor Worked at the Playboy Mansion For Over 40 Years
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Mary O’Connor, the longtime secretary of Hugh Hefner, has died. Hefner is the publisher of the popular men’s magazine Playboy. O’Connor worked at the Playboy mansion for over 40 years. The specific cause of O’Connor’s death has not been released, …

Sugarfoot Bonner Dies: Ohio Players Frontman was 69
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Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner, the frontman for the Ohio Players, has died at the age of 69. The Ohio Players were a funk and R&B band popular in the 70s. The band is most famous for its number-one hits “Love Rollercoaster” …

Stanley Karnow Dies: Vietnam Reporter Was 87

Stanley Karnow, a journalist most famous for covering the entirety of the Vietnam War, has died at the age of 87. According to an Associated Press report, Karnow died in his sleep on January 27 at his home in Potomac, …

Aaron Swartz’ Loved Ones: Suicide Product Of Justice System Aaron Swartz’ Loved Ones: Suicide Product Of Justice System
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As you may know, Aaron Swartz, who developed RSS 1.0 and founded Infogami, which merged with reddit in the popular social news site’s early days, was found dead after hanging himself at 26 years old. Swartz had been in some …

Aaron Swartz Found Dead After Committing Suicide Aaron Swartz Found Dead After Committing Suicide
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Aaron Swartz, who is credited with developing RSS 1.0, and founding Infogami, which merged with Reddit in the popular site’s early days, was found dead in a Brooklyn apartment. According to various reports, police say he committed suicide by hanging. …

David R. Ellis Dies, Body Found In Hotel Room

David R. Ellis, the director of films like Final Destination 2, The Final Destination, Snakes On A Plane, and Homeward Bound II, was found dead in a hotel in South Africa, according to The Hollywood Reporter. So far, the cause …