Monday October 21, 2019

Archive for the ‘Sad’ Category

Doctors said brain-dead man was my brother — he wasn’t

A horrific hospital mix-up left a Brooklyn woman grieving for nine days at the bedside of a brain-damaged man who doctors insisted was her brother — but who was actually a stranger with the same name, a new lawsuit charges.  More…

Wag killed our dog — and tried to buy our silence

Wag, the beleaguered dog-walking service that’s accused of losing or killing eight Big Apple pooches, has stepped in it once again. The celebrity-endorsed “Uber for dog walking,” recently valued at $650 million, tried to buy the silence of a grieving couple whose beloved pet was killed while in the care of a novice walker.  More…

Figure skater John Coughlin dead at 33

John Coughlin, a two-time U.S. pairs champion recently suspended from figure skating, has died. He was 33. U.S. Figure Skating released a statement Saturday and cited his sister, Angela Laune. The sister said in a Facebook post that her “wonderful, strong, amazingly compassionate brother John Coughlin took his own life. … I have no words.”  More…

Poland shuts down 13 escape room sites after 5 teens die in fire

Polish officials have shut down 13 escape room entertainment sites for safety flaws and the prime minister asked people Sunday to report such lapses to firefighters and police after five teenage girls were killed in a fire.  More…

‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Star; ‘Super Dave Osborne’ Dead

Bob Einstein, a two-time Emmy winner who has recurred on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm since its launch and created the wacky Super Dave Osborne character, died today in Indian Wells, CA. He was 76 and recently had been diagnosed with cancer.  More…

Penny Marshall, star of ‘Laverne & Shirley,’ dead at 75

Penny Marshall, best known as TV’s "Laverne & Shirley" has died. She was 75. A publicist for Marshall told the New York Daily News the actress died "peacefully at her Hollywood Hills home" from complications due to diabetes on Monday.  More…

Eric Clapton was determined to stay sober after his son’s tragic death, book claims

An unspeakable tragedy tore Eric Clapton’s life to pieces when his 4-year-old son Conor fell from the window of a 53rd-floor apartment in New York City in March 1991. The boy, who was dressed in his red pajamas and slippers, landed on the roof of a four-story neighboring building.  More…

James Bond set for a makeover as author turns him into a politically correct buffoon

The image of a smooth-talking, chain-smoking and sexist James Bond may be a thing of the past as the latest 007 novel gives him a politically-correct makeover. Author Anthony Horowitz has revealed the new book Trigger Mortis has been amended for “modern readers” and contains for the first time an ‘outspoken’ gay friend.  More…

Skydiving coach loosened harness to commit suicide during tandem jump: cops

An experienced skydiver who fell to his death during a tandem jump in Maine intentionally loosened his harness in midair to commit suicide, state police said. Brett Bickford, 41, of Rochester, New Hampshire, died on Sept. 27 after detaching himself about a mile above the ground during a two-man jump at Skydive New England in Lebanon.  More…

Video shows final moments of newlyweds before fatal helicopter crash

Heartbreaking video captured the final moments of a young Texas couple as they walked toward a helicopter that crashed moments later en route to their honeymoon, according to a report. The tragic newlyweds are seen making their way toward the doomed chopper, passing a display of sparklers marking their path.  More…

Homeless man, couple at center of GoFundMe controversy allegedly made up story

The New Jersey couple who raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in a viral charity campaign for a homeless man were allegedly working with the vagrant as part of an elaborate ruse. The charity campaign exploded, raising tens of thousands of dollars from unsuspecting donors in a matter of days — and ultimately shooting up to more than $400,000.  More…

Couple died in Yosemite fall while taking selfie

An Indian husband and wife who fell to their deaths from a popular overlook at Yosemite National Park were apparently taking a selfie, the man’s brother said Tuesday.  More…

Kindergartner parties alone after no one shows up to birthday bash

Even free pizza couldn’t attract any pint-size partygoers for a 6-year-old’s birthday. An Arizona mom says none of her son’s kindergarten friends showed up to his birthday party — after she sent 32 invitations to his classmates.  More…

Photos show happy newlyweds Amy and Axel Steenberg weeks before deadly limo crash

Joyful photos show tragic newlyweds Amy and Axel Steenberg celebrating their marriage with members of the wedding party — five of whom died with them just weeks later in Saturday’s limo crash upstate.  More…

Stephen Colbert ‘Late Show’ writer: ‘I’m just glad we ruined Brett Kavanaugh’s life’

In a social media post on Saturday, a writer for CBS’s "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" celebrated the damage done to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s reputation during his bruising and bitterly partisan confirmation battle. "Whatever happens, I’m just glad we ruined Brett Kavanaugh’s life," the writer, Ariel Dumas, posted on Twitter.  More…