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Rangers Owner Dies: Brad Corbett was 75

Brad Corbett, famous for his six years as the primary owner of the Texas Rangers Major League Baseball (MLB) team, has died at the age of 75. Corbett passed away at his home in Fort Worth, Texas on Monday, December …

Every Grisly Death From Game of Thrones Season 2 [VIDEO]

HBO’s landmark series Game of Thrones features a superb script adapted from George R.R. Martin’s epic novels – one that is acted very well by the talented cast. It features a magnificent score and heart-stopping effects. And it’s fearless, having …

Watch Tom Hanks’ Awesome Michael Clarke Duncan Eulogy

Earlier this month, bigger-than-life actor Michael Clarke Duncan died from respiratory failure, following a cardiac arrest episode on July 13th. The 54-year-old star will be remembered for his commanding presence in many films, most notably The Green Mile, Armageddon, and …

Ron Palillo Dies, Twitter Pays Its Respects
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Actor Ron Palillo has reportedly passed away at the age of 63. TMZ is reporting that he died from an apparent heart attack, and was found at about 4:00 AM by his partner Joseph Gramm, who called an ambulance, only …

Helen Gurley Brown Dies After 47 Years Of Editing At Cosmopolitan Helen Gurley Brown Dies After 47 Years Of Editing At Cosmopolitan

Helen Gurley Brown, the long-time editor-in-chief for Cosmopolitan magazine, has passed away at the age of 90. She took the editor-in-chief role in 1965, and held it for 32 years, before being replaced by Bonnie Fuller. Gurley Brown remained with …

Johnny Pesky Dies, Twitter Remembers Him Fondly

Red Sox legend Jonny Pesky has passed away, at the age of 92, and Twitter users are paying their respects with seemingly nothing but nice things to say about the man. Pesky, known as Mr. Red Sox, and “The Needle,” …

Baby Beluga Dies: The Whale Who Inspired the Song Passes at Age 46
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Kavna, the whale who inspired the popular children’s tune “Baby Beluga” passed away this week. The Vancouver Aquarium, where the Kavna lived, revealed that preliminary results from a necropsy suggest the most likely cause of the whale’s death is cancer. …

Chick-fil-A Spokesman Don Perry Passes Amidst Gay Marriage Controversy
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As Chick-fil-A continues to generate controversy over statements company President Dan Cathy made regarding same-sex marriage, they have suffered the loss of their lead spokesman Don Perry. Perry was Chick-fil-A’s Vice President of Corporate Public Relations, having been with the …

Man Plays Diablo III For 3 Days Straight, Dies
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Blizzard certainly knows how to keep people in their seats and playing games. There have been stories in the past of gamers playing the company’s hit MMO, World of Warcraft, for so long that they have died. Now, a report …

Chaleo Yoovidhya, Red Bull Co-Founder, Dies
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Chaleo Yoovidhya, the co-founder of Red Bull, who was widely considered one of the wealthiest people in Thailand, has died. There are conflicting reports about how old he was. The Bangkok Post reports that he died of natural causes at …

Whitney Houston Funeral: Westboro Baptist Church Threatens Picketing, Tweets God’s Hate [Updated] Whitney Houston Funeral: Westboro Baptist Church Threatens Picketing, Tweets God’s Hate [Updated]
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Update: It sounds like this didn’t actually happen, and that WBC is using Twitter to manipulate the media. NJ.com reports: Star-Ledger reporters on the scene said access to that area had been restricted all day, and confirmed no active protests …

Whitney Houston Funeral: Live Twitter Reaction Whitney Houston Funeral: Live Twitter Reaction
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The funeral service of Whitney Houston, who was found dead a week ago, will begin at 12:00PM Eastern today (Saturday), and it is being streamed live online. If you wish to watch the service itself, go here. It’s also being …

Whitney Houston Funeral: Where To Watch It Whitney Houston Funeral: Where To Watch It

It’s hard to believe it’s already been a week since Whitney Houston was found dead, but it has, and today is her funeral, which is being streamed live online by the AP. Unfortunately, they haven’t made the player embeddable, but …

RIP Madonna Twitter Trend Appears, Lady Gaga Fans, Will Smith Get Blamed RIP Madonna Twitter Trend Appears, Lady Gaga Fans, Will Smith Get Blamed
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Oh, Twitterverse. Sigh. This morning, RIPMadonna was trending on Twitter. Because Madonna is dead? Of course not. She’s totally alive. But that doesn’t stop the Twitterverse from spreading rumors. Fake death rumors on Twitter are becoming about as common as …

Whitney Houston: The Top Search Trends According To Yahoo Whitney Houston: The Top Search Trends According To Yahoo
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As you’ve probably heard by now, singer Whitney Houston died over the weekend. Yahoo emailed us a list of the top Whitney Houston-related search trends from the weekend. On the day of the Grammy’s, “Whitney Houston” was the top search …

Whitney Houston Death Broken By Citizen Twitter Journalists 42 Minutes Before AP Whitney Houston Death Broken By Citizen Twitter Journalists 42 Minutes Before AP

We all know that information travels fast on Twitter. And with the emphasis put on Twitter recently (due in large part to the Arab Spring protests) as the new conduit for real-time news, many argue that the social network is …

Westboro Baptist Church Conveys Plans To Picket Joe Paterno’s Funeral on Twitter Westboro Baptist Church Conveys Plans To Picket Joe Paterno’s Funeral on Twitter
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Westboro Baptist Church is at it again. You may recall when they said they would picket Steve Jobs’ funeral. Now it’s former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno’s. Paterno, of course, died this morning of lung cancer. Westboro Baptist Church …

Joe Paterno Dead (This Time It’s Real) Joe Paterno Dead (This Time It’s Real)
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Update 2: Penn State has put out the following statement: Legendary Penn State football Coach Joe Paterno passed away today (Jan. 22) after announcing a month ago that he was diagnosed with lung cancer. Paterno was 85. The following statement …

Joe Paterno Death Reports Show Flaws in “Journalism” Joe Paterno Death Reports Show Flaws in “Journalism”
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Update: Now the AP is reporting (on Twitter, no less) that Paterno is dead. The Poynter Institute, whose mission it is to make sure “communities have access to excellent journalism,” has posted an interesting series of articles pointing out journalism’s …

Dept. of Homeland Security Is Watching You Twitter & Tweet Dept. of Homeland Security Is Watching You Twitter & Tweet
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If you have a Twitter account, you may have “people” that follow you with what are suspiciously fake accounts. The tell-tale signs are standard: thousands of followers with barely any (if even one) tweets, tweets that contain lots of links …

Sean Collins, Founder of Surfline.com Dies at 59 Sean Collins, Founder of Surfline.com Dies at 59
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Sean Collins, who was a famous surfer and the founder of the site Surfline.com, passed away in an Orange County hospital, after suffering a heart attack while playing Tennis. Surfline actually started as a phone hotline in the mid-eighties, that …