The body of Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the first female Muslim judge in the United States, was found floating in the Hudson River Wednesday afternoon.
TMZ is reporting the sad news that Charlie Murphy, comedian and older brother of Eddie, has died in a New York City hospital at the age of 57 after a battle with Leukemia. Details are scarce at the moment, but “his manager says he’d been going through chemo.” The news comes eight years after Murphy lost his wife Tisha…
Oregon staple Voodoo Doughnut has suspended its eating contests after a man died while attempting to eat a half-pound donut at their Denver location early Sunday morning.
TMZ reports Tuesday that Darlene Cates, the actress best known for playing Bonnie “Momma” Grape in Lasse Hallstrom’s peculiar 1993 drama What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, “died Sunday morning in her sleep” at the age of 69.
Longtime ESPN personality John Saunders is dead, as reported live this morning on SportsCenter by anchor Hannah Storm.
Youree Dell Harris, known to many as Miss Cleo, died Tuesday morning at age 53 in Palm Beach County, FL. TMZ reports she was “originally diagnosed with colon cancer,” but that it spread to her liver and lungs. She was with friends and family when she died.
Kevin Quealy and Margot Sanger-Katz of the New York Times compiled data on gun death that shows the United States as the outlier it is, at least among developed countries. The article was originally published in 2015, but there has been cause for recent updates.
After spending what we hope was a happy life in a frequently shit-filled coop in upstate New York, Kim Kardashian, a chicken, is now dead. The small-brained, flightless creature once provided eggs to legendary actress and singer Bette Midler, but People is reporting that she has since gone to the Other Side.
For many of us who attended movies in the mid-90s and early aughts, the journey to the feature presentation was only half over after finding a seat. After the trivia slideshows and trailers, we had to take a ride on a roller coaster through a zero-gravity fantasy land filled with floating film reels, IMAX-sized…
On Saturday, April 23, an intimate group of Prince’s family, friends, and fellow musicians gathered to bid him farewell. The iconic musician’s remains were cremated at an unspecified time after his body was released to his family on April 22.
In a story that’s a couple days old, but eternally upsetting, an employee of Disneyland Paris was found dead in the Phantom Manor—Europe’s equivalent of the Haunted Mansion—on April 4.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died at the age of 79 on Saturday. It was an apparently peaceful death, by all accounts, in his bedroom at a West Texas luxury resort after a weekend of quail hunting. He has children and grandchildren and Ruth Bader Ginsburg to mourn him; let’s not do that here. Because Scalia,…
In a week already rife with loss, Brian Bedford—theater great and voice of Robin Hood (i.e. the first cartoon animal you ever looked at and thought “I would definitely hit that”)—has passed away at the age of 80.
An Arizona mother named Lola “Tammy” Griffith, whose child was a patient at a Phoenix-area children’s hospital, took his life before she took her own. Nurses found Griffith and 5-year-old Helious, dead inside the child’s hospital room during a 2 a.m. bed check. While police have not disclosed how the boy passed away,…
Early in the morning on October 28, transit officers on an A train at Columbus Circle in Manhattan were about to write 43-year-old Gregory White a ticket for the disorderly-conduct offense of taking up more than one subway seat. When they went to run his name through the system, they discovered that White was wanted…
A lot of important people died in 2004: Ray Charles, Jerry Orbach, ODB, Avril Lavigne.
Last night, British writer Jackie Collins died in her home in Los Angeles. Collins was 77. Her family said the cause was breast cancer which she was diagnosed with in 2007.