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Michael K Williams died from overdose of fentanyl, heroin and other drugs, medical examiner says
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Michael K Williams died from overdose of fentanyl, heroin and other drugs, medical examiner says

Wire actor, Michael K. Williams died inside his luxury Brooklyn penthouse after ingesting fentanyl-laced heroin and cocaine, an autopsy revealed. The American actor, 54, was found dead at his home in Brooklyn on 6 September. The death was ruled an accident. The New York Coroner's office ruled the 54-year-old's death accidental today, naming the cause as 'acute intoxication by the combined effects of fentanyl, heroin and cocaine.' Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid that is similar to morphine but is 50 to 100 times more potent. It can cause death when taken in high doses or when combined with other substances. Williams was discovered unconscious and facedown in the living room of his Williamsburg apartment by his nephew on September 6. A doorman subsequently called 911...
Update: Sex And The City star Willie Garson died of Pancreatic Cancer at the age of 57
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Update: Sex And The City star Willie Garson died of Pancreatic Cancer at the age of 57

Willie Garson's cause of death has been revealed as pancreatic cancer. The Sex and the City actor passed away on September 21 at the age of 57. It's not known how long he was battling the illness for, but Garson's cause of death was confirmed in an obituary published in New York Times. 'William Garson Paszamant, better known as Willie Garson to his many fans and throughout the entertainment industry, noted actor of stage, film, and television, has died at age 57 at his home in Los Angeles. The cause was pancreatic cancer,' read the star's obituary. In the hit HBO series, Grason played the role of close friend and confidante of Sarah Jessica Parker's Carrie Bradshaw. Most recently, he had been working on the spin-off series And Just Like That. Garson also ap...
Godfather of Black cinema’ Melvin Van Peebles dies aged 89
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Godfather of Black cinema’ Melvin Van Peebles dies aged 89

Actor and filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles has died at the age of 89 after a long career in the filmmaking industry. He died at home surrounded by his family. His son, Mario Van Peebles, who is also an actor, shared a touching tribute to his dad in an official statement released by the family. He said: "Dad knew that Black images matter. "If a picture is worth a thousand words, what was a movie worth? We want to be the success we see, thus we need to see ourselves being free. Mario added: "True liberation did not mean imitating the colonizer's mentality. It meant appreciating the power, beauty and interconnectivity of all people." Within the statement, the Criterion Collection, a home video distribution company, said they were "saddened to announce the passing of a gi...
‘Hawaii Five-0’ actor, Al Harrington is Dead
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‘Hawaii Five-0’ actor, Al Harrington is Dead

Hawaii Five-0 actor, Al Harrington has died at the age of 85. Al Harrington died on Tuesday September 21, after suffering a stroke. His death was confirmed by family members, who said he had been hospitalized recently after suffering a stroke. Best known to classic TV fans as Detective Ben Kokua in the original “Hawaii Five-0” series, Harrington also appeared in the CBS reboot of “Hawaii Five-0,” playing the recurring role of surf shop owner and bus driver Mamo Kahike from 2011 to 2018. Harrington joined the cast of “Hawaii Five-0” in 1972, replacing original cast member Gilbert “Zulu” Kauhi (Kono) as the Polynesian member of the “Five-0” team. Harrington’s three years on the show earned him an international cult following. He made a numb...
Man, 43, killed by exploding beer keg at his birthday party
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Man, 43, killed by exploding beer keg at his birthday party

A man has been killed by a beer keg that exploded at his birthday party while he was trying to fix it. Gilson do Nascimento, 43, died after being hit in the head by metal fragments as he tried to get beer to come out of the tap of the beer keg. His niece told local media in Brazil that her uncle, who owned a locksmith business, had gone to fix the keg at around 6pm on Friday, September 17. She said: "My uncle called them (the keg rental company) and they gave him instructions on how to start fixing it until they arrived. "The beer wasn't coming out, only foam." Police spokesperson Clovis Nei da Silva said the case is currently being treated as an accident, adding: "We are interviewing witnesses at the scene at the time of the incident. "For now, the incident has bee...
Sex and the City star, Willie Garson dies at 57
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Sex and the City star, Willie Garson dies at 57

Willie Garson, the actor best known for playing talent agent Stanford Blatch in Sex and the City, has died at the age of 57. A family member of Garson’s confirmed his death to Variety. But the cause was not immediately disclosed. “The ‘Sex and the City’ family has lost one of its own. Our amazing Willie Garson,” Michael Patrick King, the executive producer of “SATC” and “And Just Like That,” said in a statement. “His spirit and his dedication to his craft was present every day filming ‘And Just Like That.’ He was there — giving us his all — even while he was sick. His multitude of gifts as an actor and person will be missed by everyone. In this sad, dark moment we are comforted by our memory of his joy and light.” Mario Cantone, Garson’s on-screen partner on “Sex and the City,...
King Sunny Ade loses wife one day to his 74th birthday
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King Sunny Ade loses wife one day to his 74th birthday

Veteran singer, King Sunny Ade is bereaved as he has just lost his wife of many years, Risikat Ajoke Adegeye. A former member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, and also a former Chairmanship Aspirant under the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area, Mrs. Adegeye reportedly died in the early hours of Tuesday, September 21. The cause of her death is yet unknown. She is survived by her husband and six male children. KSA will be turning 74 tomorrow September 22. May her soul rest in peace, Amen.
Jackass actress Patty Perez  dies at 57 after diabetes battle
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Jackass actress Patty Perez dies at 57 after diabetes battle

Jackass star, Patty Perez, has died at the age of 57. The American actress, famed for playing the role of Goddess Patty in the popular Jackass films, passed away on Friday at a hospital in Reno, Nevada, where she was being treated for complications related to her type 1 diabetes. The actress's daughter, Priscilla, told TMZ that her mother had been dealing with complications since birth. She said her kidneys began to fail as a result of the lifelong struggle she had with her health and weight. Priscilla also confirmed that her mom's death was not coronavirus-related. "We want to express our immense gratitude for the love and kindness everyone has shown to our mom," Priscilla told TMZ. "Being able to entertain and bring light and happiness to people was the highlight of her ...
Pfizer announces Breakthrough in COVID-19 Vaccine for Children aged 5 to 11
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Pfizer announces Breakthrough in COVID-19 Vaccine for Children aged 5 to 11

Pharmaceutical giants, Pfizer on Monday, September 20 announced it had finished carrying out research on its covid-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. Pfizer said the younger children who took the kiddie dose vaccine (a smaller does of the vaccine given to adults) developed coronavirus-fighting antibody levels just as strong as teenagers and young adults The announcement is a major step towards winning official approval for younger children to get vaccinated against the deadly virus. Pfizer in it's Monday statement said it will now seek authorization from the federal Food & Drug Administration. Dr. Bill Gruber, a Pfizer official also said the vaccine proved very safe, with similar or fewer temporary side effects as older kids and grown-ups experience. “I think we rea...
Fashion designer Tom Ford’s Husband Richard Buckley dies aged 72
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Fashion designer Tom Ford’s Husband Richard Buckley dies aged 72

Richard Buckley has died at the age of 72. The fashion journalist, who was married to designer Tom Ford, 60, passed away at their family home on Sunday night, September 19. After 35 years of marriage, Buckley passed away of "natural causes." The sad news was confirmed by Ford's team who released a statement on Monday, September 20. It read: "It is with great sadness that Tom Ford announces the death of his beloved husband of 35 years, Richard Buckley. "Richard passed away peacefully at their home in Los Angeles with Tom and their son Jack by his side." The couple first met at a fashion show in 1986 and sparks flew between them as they started dating soon after. After 28 years together, the pair finally decided to tie the knot in 2014 soon after same-sex marriage wa...
Ex-rugby league star, Liam Walsh dies at 23 after being hit by car
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Ex-rugby league star, Liam Walsh dies at 23 after being hit by car

Ex-rugby league player, Liam Walsh has been confirmed as the 23-year-old man who died after being hit by a car. Walsh was involved in a collision late on Saturday night and was taken to hospital after suffering serious injuries, but medics were unable to save him. A Cheshire Police statement read: "Sadly, despite the best efforts of all those involved, he passed away a short time later. His next of kin have been informed and they are being supported by specialist officers. "The driver of the car was uninjured. "Enquiries in relation to the collision are ongoing and no arrests have been made at this time. The Vikings paid tribute to their former star by wearing black armbands and holding a minute's silence before Sunday's fixture against Swinton Lions. "I am devastated t...
Newly-elected Johannesburg Mayor dies in car accident
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Newly-elected Johannesburg Mayor dies in car accident

Newly elected Mayor of Johannesburg, Jolidee Matongo has died in a car accident which occurred on Saturday September 18. The 46-year-old politician who was elected a month ago, was returning from campaigning with South Africa’s president for voter registration in Soweto township ahead of local elections, when the accident happened. Local media reported that his vehicle collided with a van while trying to avoid a pedestrian who had run on to the road. The pedestrian and the other vehicle's driver also died, but Mr Matongo's two bodyguards are being treated in hospital for their injuries. Commenting on his death, President Cyril Ramaphosa said; “It is hard to comprehend this tragedy, given the vitality and passion with which Mayor Matongo interacted with me and residents of...
Pastor, his wife and friend die in fatal auto crash in Bauchi
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Pastor, his wife and friend die in fatal auto crash in Bauchi

A Cameroonian pastor, Kenneth Azifo, his Nigerian wife, Sandra and their colleague, Badamasi Alkali, have died in a lone fatal car crash in Bauchi State. The deceased persons were said to have been traveling to Azare, headquarters of Katagum Local Government Area of Bauchi State for an official assignment on Friday, September 17, when the incident happened.   A source who confirmed the incident to Punch said that the deceased pastor who was also a French teacher with a private school in Bauchi, was recently engaged on a part-time basis with a another Company, along with his wife.   She said that the deceased persons were traveling for a “promo activation” when the incident happened, adding that they were four in the vehicle, three of them died except the dr...
Ex-England striker Jimmy Greaves dies at 81
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Ex-England striker Jimmy Greaves dies at 81

The former England striker Jimmy Greaves, one of the game’s greatest goalscorers and characters, has died aged 81, his former club Tottenham Hotspur announced on Sunday. “We are extremely saddened to learn of the passing of the great Jimmy Greaves, not just Tottenham Hotspur’s record goalscorer but the finest marksman this country has ever seen,” the club said. “Jimmy passed away at home in the early hours of this morning (Sunday 19 September), aged 81.” A member of England’s 1966 World Cup-winning squad, Greaves scored 44 goals in his 57 appearances for England. His strike rate was phenomenal as he scored 356 goals in England’s top flight, a record which still stands. The 37 league goals that he netted in the 1962/63 season has yet to be bettered by a Spurs player i...
22-year-old woman allegedly poisons her 4 stepchildren, leading to the death of three of them
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22-year-old woman allegedly poisons her 4 stepchildren, leading to the death of three of them

The Yobe State Police Command have arrested a 22-year-old woman, Khadija Yakubu, for allegedly poisoning her stepchildren, resulting in the death of 3 of them. The incident happened at Makara-Huta area of Potiskum local government area of Yobe State on Friday, September 17. The stepmother is alleged to have given the children poisoned tea and they became sick after taking it. The incident was confirmed in a press release signed and issued by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Yobe State Command, ASP Dungus Abdulkarim. According to the statement, findings indicated that the children were rushed to hospital after taking the tea prepared by the said suspect in the early hours of Friday at about 0900hrs on September 17, 2021, but three of the ...
LAUTECH professor slumps and dies while praying inside a mosque in Ogbomoso
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LAUTECH professor slumps and dies while praying inside a mosque in Ogbomoso

A lecturer at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Professor Abass Olajire is dead. According to a statement released by the school PRO, Lekan Fadeyi, late Olajire slumped and died while he was praying inside a mosque on Friday, September 17. “He slumped at the Ansarul Deen Mosque, Stadium Road and was confirmed dead at the LAUTECH Teaching Hospital” he said Fadeyi mentioned that the professor was confirmed dead at LAUTECH teaching hospital. Olajire who joined Ladoke Akintola University of Technology in 1990 as an assistant lecturer is an alumnus of Obafemi Awolowo University and University of Ibadan. May his soul rest in peace, Amen.
Actress Jane Powell is dead
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Actress Jane Powell is dead

Legendary Hollywood actress, Jane Powell is dead at the age of 92. The actress known as one of the last surviving stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood, died of natural causes at the home she shared for many years with her husband, actor and publicist Dickie Moore, who died in 2015. Susan Granger, a friend of Powell’s and a spokesperson for the family, confirmed to various outlets that the actress died peacefully at her home in Wilton, Connecticut on Thursday September 16. Powell performed virtually her whole life, starting about age 5 as a singing prodigy on radio in Portland, Oregon. She made her first movie at 16 and graduated from teenage roles to costarring in the lavish musical productions that were a staple of 20th-century Hollywood. Her first feature film appearanc...
X Factor star Freddie Combs dies from kidney failure at 49
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X Factor star Freddie Combs dies from kidney failure at 49

Former US The X-Factor contestant, Freddie Combs has died at the age 49. The singer, who appeared on the US version of Simon Cowell's hit TV talent show, died in a Florida hospital last Friday from kidney failure. He was also suffering from Covid-19 before his death. The news of his death was confirmed by Combs wife, Kay, to TMZ on Thursday, September 16. Kay told the outlet: “I have so much gratitude to be his wife for 25 years and to be his best friend,” before adding that he was surrounded by his family and friends at the time of his death. Freddie appeared on season two of the talent contest in the US and proved popular with judges and viewers following his powerful rendition of Bette Midler’s “Wind Beneath My Wings”. He dedicated the song to his “ever-loving wife” at ...
Actor and comedian, Norm Macdonald, best known for his roles on ‘Saturday Night Live’, Dies aged 61
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Actor and comedian, Norm Macdonald, best known for his roles on ‘Saturday Night Live’, Dies aged 61

Hollywood actor and comedian, Norm Macdonald has died. MacDonald best known for his role in comedy series 'The Saturday Night Live' died on Tuesday, September 14 his manager has revealed. His death came after a nine-year private battle with cancer, his management firm, Brillstein Entertainment said. Lori Jo Hoekstra, Macdonald's longtime producing partner and friend, was with the comedian when he died, according to reports.  Hoekstra says that though Macdonald had been battling cancer for nearly a decade, he was determined to keep his health struggles private, and away from his family, friends and fans. "He was most proud of his comedy," Hoekstra said. "He never wanted the diagnosis to affect the way the audience or any of his lo...
Popular South Korean pastor, David Yonggi Cho dies at 85
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Popular South Korean pastor, David Yonggi Cho dies at 85

Popular South Korean pastor, David Yonggi Cho, has died at the age of 85. The death of Younggi Cho, a co-founder of the Yoido Full Gospel Church (Assemblies of God) in South Korea, was announced via his official Facebook page on Tuesday. He died on Tuesday morning, September 14,  after battling complications from a stroke. The official announcement of his death reads, "Dr David Yonggi Cho has gone to be with Jesus. At the age of 85 (1936-2021). "David Yonggi Cho (born 14 February 1936 as Paul Yungi Cho) is a South Korean Christian minister. "With his mother-in-law Choi Ja-shil, he is cofounder of the Yoido Full Gospel Church (Assemblies of God), the world’s largest congregation. "You are forever in our hearts, we thank God...
UK prime minister Boris Johnson’s mother Charlotte Johnson dies ‘suddenly and peacefully’ at 79
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UK prime minister Boris Johnson’s mother Charlotte Johnson dies ‘suddenly and peacefully’ at 79

UK prime minister, Boris Johnson is mourning the loss of his mother, the artist Charlotte Johnson Wahl, who has died at the age of 79. She died “suddenly and peacefully” at a London hospital, the family said according to the Daily Telegraph. She was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease at the age of 40 and later became president of the European Commission for Human Rights. The Prime Minister once described her as the “supreme authority” in his family. Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer was among the first politicians to offer his condolences. “I’m very sorry to learn of the Prime Minister’s loss. My condolences to him and his family,” he tweeted. Tory MP Angela Richardson said: “Sad news for the PM tonight as well as the rest of the Johnson family. Thoughts with them all.” ...
“They died on different days of the week” Abia State University reacts to reports of three senior lecturers of the institution who died
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“They died on different days of the week” Abia State University reacts to reports of three senior lecturers of the institution who died

The management of Abia State University has reacted to a report that three senior academic staff of the institution died on the same day. The school's PRO, Chijioke Nwogu said the lecturers died on different days of the week. He added that "the departed lecturers were reported to have been battling with prolonged individual health challenges for a while". Read the statement from the school below.
COVID19 Kills unvaccinated health worker and one other in Edo
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COVID19 Kills unvaccinated health worker and one other in Edo

Two persons, including an unvaccinated health worker, have died from complications of COVID19 in Edo state. The 56-year-old health worker died at the Auchi General Hospital, Edo north. Disclosing this to newsmen on Friday, September 10, the Head of the State’s COVID-19 Case Management, Dr Ebomwonyi Osagie, said the two victims were yet to be vaccinated against the disease. “The state has recorded two deaths in 24 hours. One of the deceased, a 56-year-old man, was a nurse with Auchi General Hospital, Etsako West Local Government Area. He was diabetic and hypertensive as well as unvaccinated. Health workers are not immune and they are Nigerians. There is also vaccine hesitancy among health workers like other Nigerians.’’he said Osagie said since the inception of the Delta vari...
Tiger King star, Erik Cowie found dead with his ‘face down in bed’
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Tiger King star, Erik Cowie found dead with his ‘face down in bed’

Tiger King zookeeper, Erik Cowie has died at the age of 53. He found fame on the Netflix show Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness alongside Joe Exotic. It was reported the Netflix star was found “lying down face down” in bed on Friday in New York City. News of his death hit headlines on Tuesday, September 7. A law enforcement source told TMZ: “There’s nothing suspicious about the death at this point, and no drugs were found on the scene, though a toxicology test will likely still be performed.” The star worked as an animal caretaker who was responsible for looking after big cats at the zoo. Mr. Cowie continued to work at the zoo after Exotic was jailed for attempting to hire someone to kill rival Carole Baskin. At the time, the zookeeper testified against Exoti...
“God why are you so wicked to me?” Woman cries out after losing her entire family members
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“God why are you so wicked to me?” Woman cries out after losing her entire family members

A fitness trainer is in anguish after her twin sisters, the only family members she had left, died in a car accident. Kike Ayomide Anuoluwapo said she had lost her father, mother, and elder brother. Then, her sisters - identical twins - who were traveling from Lagos to Abuja died in a car crash, leaving her all alone in the world. Mourning her sisters after their funeral, Kike asked God some questions and hinted at suicide. See her posts below.
Arewa Consultative Forum’s administrative head slumps and dies in his office
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Arewa Consultative Forum’s administrative head slumps and dies in his office

  Head of Administration of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Alhaji Mohammed Sani Soba, is dead. Soba was said to have collapsed and died in his office on Saturday, September 4, 2021. The National Publicity Secretary of ACF, Emmanuel Yawe, who confirmed his death in a statement on Tuesday, September 7, described the deceased as an amiable gentleman. The statement said the deceased was a retired permanent secretary with the Kaduna State government before taking up contract work with ACF as head of administration. "The late Soba was born in 1949, and obtained his school-leaving certificate in 1964. He proceeded to study and obtain additional qualifications both at home and abroad in various fields especially administration and legislat...
3 Abia State University lecturers die same day
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3 Abia State University lecturers die same day

Three lecturers of Abia State University (ABSU), Uturu, died on the same day. Prof. A. I. Nwabughuogu of History/International Relations Department, Dr D. S. Okoroigwe of Geography/Planning Department, and a third lecturer from the Department of Political Science, all died on Friday, September 3. A source who spoke to Punch claimed lecturers of the institution were suffering economic hardships. He said, according to the publication: "We are being owed more than seven months’ salaries; the last time (we were paid) was January 2021." The Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Abia State University, Dr Victor Nkemdirim, confirmed the three deaths, describing the situation as unfortunate.
Stand-up comedian Phil Jerrod dies from rare cancer
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Stand-up comedian Phil Jerrod dies from rare cancer

Phil Jerrod, Stand-up comedian and TV writer for shows including Mock the Week and The Now Show, has died at the age of 42 from a rare cancer.   The stand-up comic passed away on Saturday with his wife, Beck, by his side, according to a statement from his agent.   Phil had been suffering with sarcoma, a rare form of cancer that affects bones and soft tissue.   The Brighton-based comedian had enjoyed a stand-up career that saw him support acts including Romesh Ranganathan, who described Jerrod as one of his best friends.   “Phil Jerrod was one of my very best friends and I loved him dearly,” Ranganathan wrote in a tribute on Instagram. “He was a brilliant comic, but more importantly one of the kindest and loveliest men you could ever meet. ...
‘The Wire’ Actor, Michael K. Williams dies of Suspected Heroin Overdose at 54
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‘The Wire’ Actor, Michael K. Williams dies of Suspected Heroin Overdose at 54

American actor, Michael K. Williams, best known for his role as Baltimore stick-up man Omar Little on HBO’s The Wire, has sadly died at the age of 54. The actor was found dead of a suspected heroin overdose in his Brooklyn penthouse Monday afternoon, September 6, law-enforcement sources told The Post. He was discovered unconscious in the dining room of his luxury Williamsburg pad with what appeared to be heroin on the kitchen table, sources said. The acclaimed actor’s nephew found him a little before 2 p.m., and someone called cops to the address at 440 Kent Ave., saying there was a man there who was “unresponsive” and “feels cold,” sources said. Williams was pronounced dead by authorities at 2:12 p.m., and it appeared the TV star had fa...
Former France footballer Jean-Pierre Adams dies at 73 after living for 39 years in a coma
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Former France footballer Jean-Pierre Adams dies at 73 after living for 39 years in a coma

Former France international defender, Jean-Pierre Adams has died at the age of 73. Adams spent the last 39 years in a coma following an anaesthesia error at Lyon Hospital as part of a routine knee operation he undertook at the age of 34 on March 17, 1982. He was confirmed to have died on Monday morning at Nimes University Hospital. Back in 1982, after suffering a ligament rupture injury, the former Nice and Paris Saint-Germain centre-back had routine knee surgery but an error from the anaesthetist starved his brain of oxygen and he slipped into a coma. Adams, who had two sons to his wife, Laurent and Frédéric, had had a problem with the anesthesia and the doctor operating on his knee is reported to have been working on eight patients concurrently. Adam's life was tur...
Germany’s ambassador to China, Jan Hecker dies 2 weeks on the job
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Germany’s ambassador to China, Jan Hecker dies 2 weeks on the job

German ambassador to China Jan Hecker has died, barely two weeks into the job. Hecker, 54, a foreign policy advisor to Chancellor Angela Merkel, had just taken up his post on Aug. 24, the embassy in the Chinese capital said in a posting on its social media Wechat account. The cause of death has yet to be confirmed. “It is with deep sadness and dismay that we learned of the sudden death of the German ambassador to China,” Germany’s Federal Foreign Office said on its website. An embassy spokesman declined further comment to Reuters. Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin offered condolences when asked about Hecker's death during a regular media briefing. "We are shocked to learn about the sudden death of Ambassador Hecker, who had been working actively to promote...
Ex-Abia Commissioner of Sports, Uche Mpamah is dead
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Ex-Abia Commissioner of Sports, Uche Mpamah is dead

A former Commissioner for Sports in Abia State, Uche Mpamah, has been confirmed dead. The late Mpamah died of undisclosed illness on Saturday. The deceased served as Commissioner under the administration of former Governor Theodore Orji now the Senator, representing Abia central senatorial district in the National Assembly. The late ex-Commissioner hailed from Obuohia Obi-Ibere, Ibere clan in Ikwuano Local government area in Abia central zone of the state. Until his demise, the late Mpamma was a grassroots and consummate politician, and contested for the House of Representatives ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during its 2018 primaries for the Ikwuano/Umuahia federal constituency seat of Abia state. The deceased was also a one-time elected Chairm...
Cristiano Ronaldo’s girlfriend to star in Netflix documentary about their life together
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Cristiano Ronaldo’s girlfriend to star in Netflix documentary about their life together

Cristiano Ronaldo’s girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez has landed a Netflix documentary about her life with the superstar footballer. The show, titled: 'I Am Georgina', details how the Spanish model went from being an au-pair in Bristol to become the love of the player’s life and mum to their three-year-old Alana Martina, as well as to the footballer’s other three kids. Netflix Spain’s Director of Entertainment Alvaro Diaz said: “Georgina is totally honest and ­recognises in the documentary her life changed from having nothing to ­absolutely everything.” He said the programme has a strong aspirational component. “She was a normal young woman whose life changed dramatically one day. She was leaving work and crossed paths with the love of her life. Who has not dreamed of that?” ...
Footballer Dies During Morning Training On The Day He Was Meant To Leave Nigeria For Europe
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Footballer Dies During Morning Training On The Day He Was Meant To Leave Nigeria For Europe

21-year old Nigerian footballer, Okafor Kelechi has died just as he was selected to travel to Europe to play football, according to Vanguard. When Kelechi was selected alongside two of his football team members to travel to Azerbaijan, in  Eastern Europe where he was to be signed on to kick-start his career professionally he felt fate had finally smiled on him. The Anambra-state born started  with Lion heart Football Club domiciled in Ayobo community for three years, where he trained and honed his skills as a right full back,  and sometimes played as a central midfielder. Elated at the news which he described as prayer answered ,  kelechi started shopping for personal effects and other valuables   he would travel with, while his club processed all necessary travel documents. ...
Bollywood actor and 2019 Big Brother India winner, Siddharth Shukla Passes Away at 40
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Bollywood actor and 2019 Big Brother India winner, Siddharth Shukla Passes Away at 40

  Popular Bollywood TV and film actor, Siddharth Shukla has died in Mumbai at the age of 40. Shukla starred in a number of hit TV shows and also acted in Bollywood films. He made his TV debut with Babul Ka Aangann Chootey Na in 2008 and went on to act in many more shows. In 2014, he made his Bollywood debut in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. The film was successful and brought even more fame to the actor. His popularity increased after he won the 13th edition of the Indian version of Big Brother - TV show Bigg Boss in 2019. He also won another reality TV show Khataron ke Khiladi - based on American series Fear Factor - and subsequently went on to host his own shows like Savdhaan India and India's Got Talent. The...
NeNe Leakes’ Husband, Gregg Leakes dies at 66 after battle with Cancer
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NeNe Leakes’ Husband, Gregg Leakes dies at 66 after battle with Cancer

Former The Real Housewives of Atlanta star, NeNe Leakes' husband, Gregg Leakes, has died from colon cancer at the age of 66. "Yesterday  the Leakes family is in deep pain with a broken heart. After a long battle with cancer, Gregg Leakes has passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by all of his children, very close loved ones and wife Nene Leakes." "We ask that you pray for peace and strength over their family & allow them to mourn in private during this very very difficult time." publicist and family friend Ernest Dukes said in a statement on Wednesday. The sad news comes days after NeNe revealed that Gregg was losing his battle with cancer while speaking at The Linnethia, her lounge in Atlanta, Georgia. "My husband is transitioning to the other side," she said ...
Borno church demolition: Zulum visits bereaved Pastor Bitrus, confirms suspects’ arrest
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Borno church demolition: Zulum visits bereaved Pastor Bitrus, confirms suspects’ arrest

Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, Wednesday, visited Pastor Bitrus Tumba, whose son, Ezekiel Bitrus, died during the demolition of EYN Church. Violence broke out between security operatives attached to the Borno Geographic Information Service (BOGIS) and worshipers on August 5, 2021. Adam Bababe, BOGIS Executive Secretary led the team to the Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa Nigeria (EYN) branch in the Maduganari area of Maiduguri. Zulum was received by the family and officials of Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN) led by the chairman, Bishop Mohammed Naga. He had on the day of the incident sent his deputy, Umar Kadafur to meet the victims and also directed the police to commence a probe. In his remarks, the governor confirmed the arrest of suspects and admitted that he delibe...
BBNaija: Why I stopped attending church – Saskay
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BBNaija: Why I stopped attending church – Saskay

Big Brother Naija, BBNaija housemate, Saskay, has revealed how a church frustrated her family shortly after her mother died. The development, she said, made her stop going to church for some time. Saskay said this on Wednesday while speaking to Angel during their ‘Kindness Task’ which had them asking each other personal questions about themselves. Giving her reasons, the housemate said the church her family attended made things difficult for them after her mother died.
Ex-Eagles striker, Thompson Usiyan dies in California
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Ex-Eagles striker, Thompson Usiyan dies in California

Thompson Usiyan, former Green Eagles of Nigeria player has died at the age of 65. He died Tuesday, August 31, in his Lamest, Redonda Beach home, California, United States. Usiyan, born in Effurun, Delta State, was thrust into the limelight with the then Mid-western State academicals before he got an invitation to the senior national team. Until he left for further studies in America, Usiyan was the leading goal scorer for the Green Eagles.
Final year Kaduna Polytechnic student dies after signing out celebration
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Final year Kaduna Polytechnic student dies after signing out celebration

A final year Hospitality Management student of the Kaduna Polytechnic, Faith Favour, has died after her signing-out celebration. Faith had shared a photo of herself and coursemates from their signing out celebration two weeks ago. One of her coursemates, Mhister Isaac disclosed the sad news on Facebook on Monday, August 30 but didn't give details. "Faith i can't believe you are gone. With all the stress and difficulties we went through, u can't even wait to finish your project or see your last result. Dead why....? Hmm. Faith #HOMSA love you but God love's you most. May your gentle soul Rest In Perfect Peace" he wrote.
Famous Instagram model ‘Miss Mercedes’ Janae Gagnier ‘killed in murder-suicide’
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Famous Instagram model ‘Miss Mercedes’ Janae Gagnier ‘killed in murder-suicide’

Famous Instagram model, Janae Gagnier aka Mercedes Morr has died at the age of 33  in what is suspected to be a murder-suicide. Gagnier, a model with more than 2 million followers on Instagram, was found dead at Cortland Apartments. Police also found the body of 34-year-old Kevin Alexander Accorto, according to ABC 13. He is believed to be the suspect in Gagnier's killing. Police officers found the bodies after they responded to a welfare check at about 4 p.m. Sunday. There was no known relationship between him and Gagnier, according to the Richmond Police Department. The cause of death for the pair is pending autopsy results, but police said it is being considered as a murder-suicide. Rapper Tory Lanez was one of the first people to confirm her death, posting "Res...
Goalkeeper, 23, Dies after horror Collision with Opposition player during Match
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Goalkeeper, 23, Dies after horror Collision with Opposition player during Match

A 23-year-old goalkeeper has died after a horror collision with an opposition player during a competitive match in Russia. Alexander Shishmarev was in action for Krasnaya Zvezda against Baltika-M's youth side in a training match when he received a blow around the neck from an opponent who flew into him at speed. His "tongue rolled backward" and he suffocated as a result of the collision. The Russian national team announced the tragic news on Twitter: "Today, during a training match 'Baltika-M - Krasnaya Zvezda', the team's goalkeeper from Sovetsk, Alexander Shishmarev, was fatally injured. "The doctors of the club and the ambulance provided assistance for more than an hour, but they could not save their lives. We sincerely condole with family and friends." Alexander Garvidi...
“They put me through so much and I’m only 21” Angel opens up about always being on the move to escape her ‘toxic’ family
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“They put me through so much and I’m only 21” Angel opens up about always being on the move to escape her ‘toxic’ family

Big Brother Naija housemate, Angel, poured out her heart to Queen on the show. Angel opened up about all she's been through and how it prompted her to go for the reality show. The 21-year-old said she was always on the move, going from one place to the other, to be away from her "toxic" family. She said her family provided the material things but didn't provide the things that really mattered. She told Queen: "I was just always on the move. That was hard. I couldn't properly explain to people that oh, this was the situation at home, that I'm moving away from my toxic family. "I'm coming here because I want to... it's not me saying that when I'm out of here I'm going to neglect them but there's a boundary that I want to put. "Because they put me through so much and I'm...
Newborn baby abandoned at dump site in Bayelsa cries to death
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Newborn baby abandoned at dump site in Bayelsa cries to death

A newborn baby boy has died shortly after he was found abandoned at a dump site in Okaka community in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa state. It was gathered that the baby wrapped in Ankara fabric was crying helplessly when it was discovered on Saturday morning, August 28, by some residents who came out to dump their refuse. According to the residents, the first person that saw the child raised the alarm which attracted a crowd from the neighbourhood, but no help came as the child was already dying from the cold and the rain of the previous night. They said the child was confirmed dead later, as he stopped crying. Spokesman of the State Police Command, SP Asinim Butswat, who confirmed the incident, said the Divisional Police Officer in charge of the area visited...
British-Nigerian Footballer Samuel Oji Passes away at 35
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British-Nigerian Footballer Samuel Oji Passes away at 35

British-Nigerian footballer, Samuel Oji has died at the age of 35. The former Arsenal youth player and League of Ireland footballer is said to have been battling 'illness.' Oji kicked off his career at the Gunners as a teenager in 2000, but failed to make the grade and joined Birmingham in 2004. The defender,  the cousin of English singer,  Lemar - also turned out for Doncaster Rovers, Leyton Orient, Bristol Rovers, and Hereford United during his career. Oji was most recently working as assistant manager at non-league outfit Highgate United which play in the Midland League Premier Division - the ninth tier of English football. Tributes have been pouring in for the centre-back since the shock news of his passing. In a statement, Highgate United revealed: "All it is wit...
Gogglebox star, Andy Michael is dead
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Gogglebox star, Andy Michael is dead

Gogglebox star Andy Michael has died at the age of 61 after a short illness. Death of Andy who appeared on the show alongside his family from their home in Brighton from the very first episode of the hit series, was confirmed by Channel 4 and Studio Lambert. The statement read; "We are deeply saddened to share the passing of Gogglebox star Andy Michael at the age of 61 following a short illness. "Andy passed away last weekend with his family by his side. "Retired hotelier Andy, who brought much wit and insight to Gogglebox, was one of the show’s original cast members, appearing in the very first episode in 2013. "Beloved father to Katy, Alex, Pascal and Louis, and cherished husband of Carolyne, Andy was a much-loved and respected member of th...
Nigerian Woman Dies six days after her Mother’s Death
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Nigerian Woman Dies six days after her Mother’s Death

A Nigerian woman, Engr. Ada Nnanyereugo, has died six days after her the death of her mother. Ada, from Amawbia in Awka South Local Government of Anambra State, lost her mother on Friday, August 20. Details of her death are sketchy at the time of this report, however, it was gathered that she reportedly died on Thursday, August 26. Six days ago, she had taken to Facebook to mourn her mother. "Black Friday. The reason why I struggle like no man's business has left me." she wrote. Meanwhile, friends have taken to Facebook to mourn the young woman. "Rest in Peace Engr Ada Nnanyereugo !! A few days ago, she told me she wanted to see me urgently. We agreed for weekend and just to log in this evening that she is no more after her mother's death six days ago. God what is...
400 level UNILORIN student commits suicide after two failed attempts
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400 level UNILORIN student commits suicide after two failed attempts

A 26-year-old student of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), has reportedly committed suicide. Elijah Jude Anuoluwapo is said to have consumed illicit drug substances. According to reports, the 400 Level student of English Language died on Thursday morning, August 26, at the hospital where he was rushed to by his colleagues for medical attention. This is said to be his third attempt at committing suicide. Unfortunately, he succeeded this time. Friends said his reason for attempting suicide multiple times was over alleged rejection by members of his immediate family after the death of his mother. "His father had abandoned his mother since she was carrying Jude’s pregnancy which later led to his mother’s death out of depression," a friend of the deceased told Tribune. ...
Man dies after ‘Using glue to Seal Penis’ to Prevent Fiancee from Getting Pregnant
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Man dies after ‘Using glue to Seal Penis’ to Prevent Fiancee from Getting Pregnant

A man who used super strong glue to ‘seal’ his penis has died. Salman Mirza, 25,  applied glue to his genitals to stop his fiancée from getting pregnant after they checked into a hotel in Juhapura neighbourhood of Ahmedabad, India, on June 22. Mr Mirza was, however, found unconscious outside the hotel the following day. Police say the couple decided to use the glue to prevent pregnancy after taking drugs, by mixing whitener with the epoxy to inhale it and get high. ‘Several witnesses said that Mirza, along with his former fiancée, both of whom were addicted to drugs, had gone to a hotel in Juhapura,’ the officer told the Times of India. ‘Since they did not have any protection, they decided to apply the adhesive on his private parts to ensure that she does not get pregnant. ‘T...
Photos from Rachel Oniga’s service of songs
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Photos from Rachel Oniga’s service of songs

A service of songs for veteran actress, Late Rachel Oniga, was held at the Service of Songs at the Catholic Church of Resurrection, Magodo, Lagos state today August 26. Oniga died on July 31 from heart-related issues. Her remains will be buried on August 27 at a cemetery yet to be disclosed by the family. See more photos from the service of songs below...

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