Tuesday December 12, 2017

Archive for the ‘Sad’ Category

If it’s your time to go, this might be the best place for it

A tourist died visiting the famous Basilica of the Holy Cross in Florence, Italy, when a piece of the ceiling hit him, authorities said. The falling stone dropped from a height of about 60 feet before striking a 52-year-old man at the popular tourist site.  More…

Woman dies while trying to take a selfie

A woman known for documenting her travels on social media fell to her death while trying to snap a selfie. Toni Kelly, 20, a New Zealander living in London, died after plunging out of a second-story window and suffering a severe brain injury.  More…

Gomer’s gone: Jim Nabors Dead at 87

Jim Nabors, who starred in the massive ’60s hit, ‘Gomer Pyle,’ died Thursday. Nabors became famous as the bumbling mechanic on "The Andy Griffith Show" and then went on to do his own show, which ran for 5 years. He also appeared in movies, including "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" and "Cannonball Run II."  More…

How nutty adjuncts are slipping into local colleges

A Russian spy, a “sperminator” who’s fathered 29 kids and a radical who revels in the thought of “dead cops.” Meet the esteemed CUNY faculty shaping young minds. Many of these nutty professors are adjuncts, part-time instructors who are barely vetted and often hired on the fly just days before classes start.  More…

David Cassidy’s daughter Katie reveals his sad last words

David Cassidy’s last words were heartbreaking. “Words cant express the solace our family’s received from all the love & support during this trying time. My father’s last words were ‘So much wasted time,’” Cassidy’s daughter, “Arrow” star Katie Cassidy, tweeted Friday.  More…

UN diplomat falls to his death from balcony after ‘trust game’ goes wrong

Don’t trust everybody. A game of “trust” took a deadly turn for an Australian diplomat, who plunged to his death from his Manhattan balcony early Wednesday during a night of boozing with friends and his wife, police sources said.  More…

Video footage of Roy Halladay’s last moments

Texas church shooter Devin Kelley preached atheism

The Texas church shooter who mercilessly shot dead 26 people and injured 24 others was an ‘outcast’ who ‘preached his atheism’ online. Former classmates say Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, who stormed First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs in Texas and opened fire on Sunday, was ‘creepy’, ‘crazy’ and ‘weird’.  More…

Gunman identified in deadly Texas church massacre

Devin Patrick Kelley has been identified as the gunman who killed at least 26 people at a church in Texas, a U.S. official tells The Daily Beast. A week before he committed the worst massacre at a place of worship in American history, Kelley posted a photo of an assault rifle to Facebook.  More…

Man kills himself after his girlfriend dies in avalanche

A Montana woman died in a weekend avalanche, and the family of her boyfriend said he survived the slide, but not the loss of his partner and took his own life.  More…

Los Angeles’ legendary palm trees are dying and few will be replaced

Palm trees greet you outside the LAX airport, they line Hollywood Boulevard, stand guard over the Pacific and crisscross neighbourhoods poor and rich, a botanical army of stems and fronds which symbolise the world’s entertainment capital. Apparently not for much longer. LA’s palm trees are dying. And most won’t be replaced.  More…

Tom Petty dead at 66 after being taken off life support

Tom Petty died Monday night after he was removed from life support, a spokeswoman announced. The iconic singer, 66, was rushed to UCLA Santa Monica Hospital on Sunday after he was found in in cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu. Carla Sacks says Petty died at the hospital Monday night  More…

Girl fatally shoots herself digging for candy in grandma’s purse

A 4-year-old Florida girl accidentally killed herself when she reached into her grandma’s purse for some candy — and grabbed a loaded gun instead, a report said.  More…

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner dies

The iconic founder of Playboy Magazine Hugh Hefner died Wednesday at 91, the magazine announced Wednesday night.  More…

Three dead from running generator inside home after Irma

Three people died of carbon-monoxide poisoning from a generator running inside their Florida home after Hurricane Irma left them without power, while four other relatives were hospitalized in very serious condition.  More…