Hundreds of Dead Bodies Found Chilling Beneath French Supermarket

Construction workers renovating a French supermarket in January were probably a little bit surprised (possibly pleasantly so?) when they dug into the store's foundation and found not gold or oil, but hundreds of neatly placed skeletons rotting away beneath the ground in a mass grave. » 3/03/15 7:00pm 3/03/15 7:00pm

Couple Married for 67 Years Die Holding Hands

There's something very poetic about a couple so in love that they can't function without one another. And when it's a couple that's spent 67 years together in good times and in bad, it's more romantic to think about them passing within hours of each other rather than morbid. Get your hankies ready, though — this… » 2/26/15 9:30am 2/26/15 9:30am

Watch Madonna Wipe Out Down a Flight of Stairs At the Brit Awards

Madonna biffed her shit in what is probably the most appalling fall in pop culture history, even worse than Bey's classic tumble. Maybe, ermm, like her new album? Oh boy. » 2/25/15 5:28pm 2/25/15 5:28pm

The Astrologer's Song: Norman Mailer and Gary Gilmore Under the Utah Sky

A few weeks ago I spent a morning at the Norman Mailer archives at the University of Texas looking through the research materials for The Executioner's Song, Mailer's 1979 account of the life and death of Utah murderer Gary Gilmore. Around me, students in white gloves turned the pages of leather-bound books so… » 2/25/15 11:59am 2/25/15 11:59am

What's Up With Triclosan?

If you've ever used a public toilet, watched someone eat on the subway, or had a toddler wipe their nose on your pants, you understand the desire to rub anti-bacterial soap all over your body. I'm not even a clean person, but after seeing up close and personal how much poop actually winds up in a baby's hair, I've… » 2/12/15 2:45pm 2/12/15 2:45pm

Star Basketball Player Chokes to Death on Gum While Asleep

In what seems like a tragic urban legend come to life, a star basketball player at California University of Pennsylvania was found dead on Sunday morning. Authorities believe that Shanice Clark may have choked to death when she fell asleep chewing gum. » 1/20/15 4:50pm 1/20/15 4:50pm

9-Month-Old Dead After 5-Year-Old Brother Shoots Him in the Head

Tragic news out of Elmo, Missouri this evening as the Sheriff's department confirms that an infant was fatally injured by a gunshot to the head. The mother claimed that the child was killed in a paintball gun accident, but police have determined the infant was shot with a revolver. » 1/19/15 10:35pm 1/19/15 10:35pm

Woman's Decomposing Corpse Found Chilling In Family Home a Year Later

Here's some A Rose for Emily shit for your Wednesday: Police in Gloversville, New York, found something horrifying while doing a routine welfare check on a 94-year-old-woman—her rotting corpse, likely decomposing for more than a year. And there's a twist. » 1/07/15 12:10pm 1/07/15 12:10pm

Leelah Alcorn's Funeral Moved After Family Receives Threats

The pastor for the family of Leelah Alcorn, the trans teen who died by suicide last week, says the family moved the location of her funeral and held it privately after receiving threats. » 1/02/15 5:10pm 1/02/15 5:10pm

Study: There's a Lot of Fucking Death in Children's Cartoon Movies

Kids movies have a bad rep for, well, death. Watch pretty much any Disney movie: does the main character have two parents? One of 'em's about to make an unfortunate and tragic exit. A new study has compared children's animated movies to more adult films and when it comes to murder and violence, kids films can… » 12/20/14 4:10pm 12/20/14 4:10pm

There's Now an Exhibit That Lets You Smell & Hear Celebrity Deaths

It's the odd nature of celebrity that once you get famous, your life becomes a public commodity that seemingly belongs to everyone and not just you. And now—thanks to the "Famous Deaths" installation at The Museum of the Image in Breda, Netherlands—that's true for death, as well. » 11/26/14 6:20pm 11/26/14 6:20pm

This Kid Just Died [VIDEO]: Grief Porn Enters the Facebook Era

Right now, in a place you've never visited, a person you'll never know is dying. If he's dying in a particularly devastating way—and, more importantly, if he is leaving behind shareable content—it is possible that millions of strangers will mourn his or her death tomorrow. Why? » 11/21/14 1:31pm 11/21/14 1:31pm

How I'll Remember Leslie Feinberg

On November 15th, Leslie Feinberg died a communist, a class warrior, a ground-breaking activist for trans liberation, an anti-racist, and a lifelong champion for social justice at home and abroad. » 11/19/14 6:30pm 11/19/14 6:30pm

Widow Takes Husband's Ashes to Phone Company to Prove He's Dead

A widow in Wales was forced to take her dead husband's ashes to a T-Mobile store to try and get his contract cancelled. » 11/18/14 6:20pm 11/18/14 6:20pm

Three Lazy Shitbags Die on a SoulCycle Bike for Wendy Williams

This week, three Jezebel employees were invited to join Wendy Williams, the talk show host and media personality, in a special intimate session of SoulCycle, despite none of said employees having worked out in the past two months to a year. Wendy's prospect was to promote her debut as this year's Soul Train Awards… » 11/18/14 2:30pm 11/18/14 2:30pm

How to Avoid Dying Alone With No One to Claim Your Body

Fear of dying alone is among the top fears about death, topped only by dying alone undiscovered for days, weeks, or even years, only to be eventually found, Bridget Jones-style, half-eaten by Alsatians. Even worse? When there is no one to claim what's left. » 11/16/14 2:00pm 11/16/14 2:00pm

Father's Beautiful Song to His Dying Infant Son Will Make You Cry

Chris Picco has recently suffered two devastating losses. His wife, Ashley, died after an emergency C-section, and his son, Lennon was struggling to live from his first moments in the world. And although Picco was decimated by grief, he kept it together to perform this beautiful rendition of "Blackbird" for Lennon as… » 11/13/14 6:50pm 11/13/14 6:50pm