Peter Mayhew cause of death: How did Chewbacca star die?

After the family of Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew announced his passing yesterday, a spokesperson for the family who spoke to ABC News later confirmed that the 74-year-old died after suffering a heart attack. Mayhew’s family had announced in a statement released on Thursday via the late actor’s Twitter account that he died on Tuesday at his home in North Texas, […]

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Petition calls for emergency response buttons in cells at EMDC, other jails

Nearly a decade after her sister died of pneumonia at London’s troubled Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre, and in the wake of the 14th reported inmate death there since 2009, a London woman is petitioning the Ford government to install emergency response buttons in all provincial jail cells. The buttons, Jessica Robinson says, would allow inmates in the cells to call for […]

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Former Celtics Star and Hall of Famer John Havlicek Dies at 79

John Havlicek, eight-time NBA champion and Basketball Hall of Famer, died on Thursday at age 79. Havlicek’s death was confirmed by the Boston Celtics, the team he played with for 16 seasons. The team sent out a statement regarding the loss of their legendary former player. “John Havlicek is one of the most accomplished players in Boston Celtics history, and the […]

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Rapper YNW Melly faces death penalty in double murder case

Rapper YNW Melly is facing the death penalty for the alleged killing of two friends last year, court records show. The once-rising artist, whose real name is Jamell Demons, committed two cold-blooded murders for financial gain, the Broward County State Attorney’s Office said in its notice of intent to seek capital punishment. The crimes were “especially heinous, atrocious, or cruel,” […]

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Ilhan Omar says death threats have increased since Trump tweet

Rep. Ilhan Omar says she has experienced a surge in death threats since the release of President Trump’s Twitter video about her 9/11 comments. The Minnesota congresswoman released a statement on Sunday night, blasting Trump for “endangering” her life with the social media post. “Since the President’s tweet Friday evening, I have experienced an increase in direct threats…many directly referencing […]

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Professional Golfer Arie Irawan, 28, Dies in Hotel Room During PGA Tour Series in China

Malaysian professional golfer Arie Irawan was found dead in his China hotel room on Sunday, according to PGATour.com. He was 28. Irawan’s death appears to be from natural causes, but a coroner’s report has not yet been completed, PGATour.com reported. The golfer was in Sanya to compete in the PGA Tour Series-China’s Sanya Championship. According to the outlet, Irawan missed […]

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Jesse Rooke death: GoFundMe campaign aims to raise 50k to help family

The motorcycle community is in mourning following  Jesse Rooke’s tragic motorcycle accident on Friday. The circumstances surrounding the fatal crash have not been released. A local report by Fox 10 Phoenix states that the late bike builder was attending an Arizona bike week motorcycle event. A fundraising campaign on GoFundMe aims to support Jesse Rooke’s family. While Rooke was known […]

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