Monday August 21, 2017

Archive for the ‘Sad’ Category

Jerry Lewis ‘Nutty Professor’ Dead

Jerry Lewis, whose irrepressible zaniness and frantic creativity vaulted him to stardom as a comic movie star who wielded unparalleled green-light power at Paramount in the 1960s, died Sunday. He was 91.  More…

Sunbathers killed after plane crash-lands on packed beach

A light plane made an emergency landing on a packed beach near Lisbon on Wednesday afternoon, killing a 56-year-old man and an 8-year-old girl who were sunbathing.  More…

Glen Campbell, ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’ singer, dead at 81

Glen Campbell brought country music to new audiences. He found success as a session musician before embarking on a solo career that included several smash hits. He announced he was suffering with Alzheimer’s disease in 2011.  More…

Woman dead after being hit by jet blast at Caribbean beach

A thrill-seeking tourist was killed on a Caribbean island after the powerful blast from a departing plane blew her off her feet. The 57-year-old New Zealand woman was holding onto the fence at St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana Airport when the jet blast from the Boeing 737 threw her backwards, causing her to hit her head on the concrete pavement.  More…

Man kills himself by jumping into a Hawaii volcano

A man killed himself on Kilauea volcano in Hawaii after he left a suicide note in his dumped backpack. Leo Adonis was found in a crater on the volcano in Hawaii National Park – about 250 feet below a walking trail used by the public.  More…

Boy dies in river after getting sucked into drain pipe

Authorities say a 10-year-old boy slipped while playing in a culvert with his two brothers and was swept into a pipe leading to a Connecticut river. His body was found hours later.  More…

Texas teen electrocuted after cell phone incident in bathtub

A 14-year-old girl from Lubbock died early Sunday morning after being electrocuted in a bathtub. Madison Coe’s mother said she was in the bathtub, and either plugged her phone in or simply grabbed her phone that was already plugged in.  More…

Airline tries to treat dead dog as lost luggage

A Chinese airline has been accused of treating the devastating death of a pet on a flight as lost luggage. China Eastern Airlines was transporting a three-year-old Golden Retriever named Doudou from Shenzhen to Wuhan, where the owner’s parents live, when the pet died on board.  More…

Fitness model killed in freak whipped cream accident

A French fitness model died in a freak accident with a whipped cream dispenser, according to her family. Rebecca Burger was killed when a defective whipped cream dispenser exploded and struck her in the chest.  More…

Niagara Falls finally kills daredevil

A Niagara Falls daredevil made a splash in 2003 as the first person to take the plunge with no protection. He should have called it quits then. Kirk Jones tried the stunt again on April 19 — this time in a 10-foot inflatable ball — but was killed the second time around.  More…

North Korea kills American student

The comatose college student who was released from a North Korean prison last week died Monday afternoon, his family said. Otto Warmbier, a 22-year-old University of Virginia undergrad who served 18 months behind bars in the hermit kingdom for alleged anti-state acts, died at 2:20 p.m.  More…

Woman flung from golf cart, dies after falling on wine glasses she was holding

A 58-year-old San Jose resident died after being flung from a golf cart and falling on the shards of two wine glasses she was holding, the California Highway Patrol said.  More…

Tiger Woods ex-mistress: This is ‘kind of sad’

Cori Rist, one of Tiger Woods’ many mistresses during his wild sexcapades in the late 2000s, told The Post on Monday that she feels sorry for the golfing legend after his DUI arrest in Florida.  More…

The heartbreaking moment dad told daughter that mom died saving her

The Long Island teen who was saved from an out-of-control car by her mom on Mother’s Day was “devastated” to hear that her heroic parent didn’t survive the accident, the girl’s dad said Monday.  More…

Former Paramount CEO Brad Grey dies at 59

Former Paramount Pictures chief Brad Grey has passed away from cancer, aged 59. Grey — who produced Hollywood pictures including “No Country for Old Men,” “There Will Be Blood” and “The Departed” — passed away from cancer on Sunday evening at his home in Holmby Hills, California.  More…