Monday January 21, 2019

Archive for the ‘Sad’ Category

Couple spent money on trips while homeless vet lived in trailer

The New Jersey couple whose GoFundMe campaign for a hero hobo raised $400,000 kept him living like a hungry pauper on a trailer in their driveway while they splurged on vacations and a shoe collection to rival Imelda Marcos, his lawyer said.  More…

Woman mauled to death by pit bull she just adopted

A Maryland woman was mauled to death by a pit bull she’d adopted only two weeks before. Robin Conway, 64, gave the pup a home and “was in love with dog,” her sister, Susan LeClair, told WMAR-TV. “She is in love with animals,” LeClair said. “The dog, apparently, went after her.”  More…

Burt Reynolds dead: Smokey and the Bandit actor dies at 82

Burt Reynolds, an icon of 1970s Hollywood, has died at the age of 82. Reynolds’ manager, Erik Kritzer, confirmed the “Smokey and the Bandit” star’s death to The Hollywood Reporter, saying he passed away Thursday morning at Jupiter Medical Center in Florida.  More…

Chilling final picture posted by murdered mom Shanann Watts shows doll wrapped in funeral shroud

This is the chilling final photo posted by a woman whose husband is accused of brutally murdering her and their two young daughters. Shanann Watts, 34, posted the photo of the shrouded doll on August 9, days before police say she and her daughters Celeste, three, and Bella, four, were killed in their Frederick, Colorado home.  More…

Robin Leach Dead: ‘Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous’ Host Dies at 76

Robin Leach, the veteran entertainment journalist best known for his work on TV’s Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, died early Friday morning. He was 76. Leach had been hospitalized since Nov. 21 after suffering a stroke in Cabo San Lucas, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, where Leach worked as a celebrity columnist.  More…

Wheelchair-bound man who sued inaccessible shops can walk

Busted! A wheelchair-using Queens man who’s been shaking down businesses by threatening to sue for millions over their lack of handicap access — if they don’t pay him first — was walking just fine when The Post visited him this week.  More…

Parkland survivors’ dad fatally shot in robbery

A father of two high school students who survived February’s school massacre in Parkland, Fla., was fatally shot this week by a robber, authorities said.  More…

Ticket mix-up led family onto doomed duck boat

The Colemans cherished their annual family vacation. Three generations of the Indianapolis family even posed for a group picture in Branson, Mo., moments before they boarded their amphibious boat. While snapping the photo, the Colemans realized they had purchased tickets for another boat — one that could have saved their lives.  More…

New Jersey woman killed her mom, grandma before fleeing to NYC

A New Jersey woman bludgeoned her mother and grandmother to death, then went on the lam to Manhattan, where she was arrested.  More…

Tina Turner’s son dies by suicide

Tina Turner’s son Craig Raymond Turner has died by suicide at the age of 59, according to the Los Angeles Coroner’s Office. Authorities confirmed to Page Six on Tuesday that the singer’s son fatally shot himself. He was pronounced dead at his Studio City, Calif., residence at 12:38 p.m. local time.  More…

‘Pawn Stars’ Shop Sets Up Memorial for Late Richard ‘Old Man’ Harrison

The famed "Pawn Stars" shop is already honoring its TV patriarch, Richard Harrison, a day after his death … and fans can pay their respects in a number of ways. A makeshift memorial was set up in the corner of the Gold & Silver shop in Las Vegas in remembrance of their late founder. As we reported, "Old Man" died Monday … and his memorial is already getting tons of love.  More…

Kate Spade’s father dies the night before her funeral

Just weeks after designer Kate Spade died by suicide and one night before her funeral, her father, Earl F. Brosnahan, Jr., passed away at the age of 89. “We are deeply saddened to announce that Katy’s father, Earl F. Brosnahan, Jr. (Frank), passed away last night,” the family said.  More…

Couple plunges to death while taking selfie on vacation in Portugal

A couple trying to take a selfie at a popular tourist spot in Portugal plunged nearly 100 feet to their deaths, authorities said. Australian Michael Kearns, 33, and his British girlfriend Louise Benson, 37, were standing on a wall overlooking the picturesque Praia dos Pescadores beach in Ericeira early Tuesday, when their phone slipped.  More…

Anthony Bourdain was ‘regularly suicidal’ after end of first marriage

On TV shows such as “No Reservations” and “Parts Unknown,” chef Anthony Bourdain presented the image of an alpha male of the world. Beneath the swagger and mischievous grin, however, loomed a history of lethally destructive behavior. Soon after his first marriage ended in 2005, as Bourdain related in his book “Medium Raw,” he was “aimless and regularly suicidal” during a stretch in the Caribbean.  More…

‘Parts Unknown’ star Anthony Bourdain dies of suicide by hanging at 61

American celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, the Emmy-winning host of CNN‘s “Parts Unknown,” has died from suicide, the network said Friday. He was 61. CNN host Brian Stelter said on air that Bourdain hanged himself in his hotel room in France.  More…