Category Archives: Passings

‘Dark Knight Rises’ Shooting Prompts Questions About Gun Control

By now, most of the world has heard the disturbing news of the violent shooting spree that left at least 12 people dead and dozens others injured in an Aurora, Colorado movie theatre early this morning. Police have now identified … Continue reading

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Nora Ephron, Feminist Icon & ‘When Harry Met Sally’ Writer, Dead at 71

Yesterday, writer, director, journalist and intellectual Nora Ephron passed away at the age of 71. Popular for romantic comedies such as “Sleepless in Seattle,” “When Harry Met Sally” and “You’ve Got Mail,” Ephron often went unrecognized for her inherent feminist sensibilities, ones … Continue reading

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Rodney King, Unintentional Civil Rights Icon, Has Died

Rodney King, the man who rose as a civil rights icon after the videotape of his police beating sparked one of the biggest race riots in America’s history, was found dead Sunday morning in the pool of his Rialto, California … Continue reading

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Mary Kennedy, Donna Summer Dead

Mary Richardson Kennedy, the wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., passed away Wednesday from asphyxiation due to hanging. Kennedy, who married JFK’s nephew in 1994, had reportedly been struggling with alcohol and drug abuse as well as psychiatric problems. The … Continue reading

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‘Swamp People’ Star Mitchell Guist Dies

Mitchell Guist, a Louisiana alligator hunter featured on History’s reality television show “Swamp People,” died Monday, according to a statement by the Louisiana state police. Guist, who would have turned 49 on Friday, was pronounced dead at the hospital after … Continue reading

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George Lindsey, Andy Griffith Show Character Goober Pyle, Dies at 83

George Lindsey, who gained fame for his role of gas station attendant Goober on both “The Andy Griffith Show” and “Hee Haw,” passed away early Sunday morning after a short-term illness. Lindsey joined the cast of “The Andy Griffith Show” … Continue reading

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Tragic Car Accident Near Bronx Zoo Kills Family of Seven

Seven members of a single family, encompassing a total of three generations, passed away in a horrific car accident this weekend near the Bronx Zoo. Three young children, their grandparents and their respective mothers were all killed when the SUV … Continue reading

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Whitney Houston Honored at 54th Annual Grammy Awards

This Saturday, the world was rocked with the unexpected news of music legend Whitney Houston’s death. The unfortunate accident occurred just one day before the 54th annual Grammy Awards, a ceremony that has honored the diva for her achievements numerous … Continue reading

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Joe Paterno Dies, Nation Mourns…?

Joe Paterno, who served as assistant and head coach for Penn State’s football team for 62 seasons, passed away yesterday, January 22, 2012, from complications with lung cancer. Many are mourning the death of this football “legend,” despite the fact … Continue reading

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Authorities Hunt for Armed Gunman in Mt. Rainier

As most of us learn with age, the holiday season can often be a time of tragedy despite its promises of cheerfulness and new beginnings. Residents of Washington State experienced this firsthand yesterday, January 1, 2012, when a gunman shot … Continue reading

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