NELSON MANDELA DIES AT 95: ANTI-APARTHEID LEADER AND ICON OF SOUTH AFRICA

(CNN) — Nelson Mandela, the revered statesman who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead South Africa out of decades of apartheid, has died, South African President Jacob Zuma announced late Thursday. Mandela was 95. “He is now resting. He is now at peace,” Zuma said. “Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have… [Continue Reading]

‘GEORGE JEFFERSON’, SHERMAN HELMSLEY DIES AT 74

Sherman Hemsley, who played the brash George Jefferson on “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons,” died Tuesday at 74, his booking agent said. Hemsley played Jefferson, a wisecracking owner of a dry cleaning business, on “All In the Family” from 1973 until 1975, when the spinoff “The Jeffersons” began an 11-season run on CBS…. [Continue Reading]

SALLY RIDE, FIRST AMERICAN WOMAN IN SPACE, DIES

Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space, died Monday after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer, her company said. She was 61. “Sally lived her life to the fullest, with boundless energy, curiosity, intelligence, passion, commitment and love. Her integrity was absolute; her spirit was immeasurable; her approach to life was fearless,”… [Continue Reading]

NORA EPHRON, NOVELIST,FILMMAKER, SCREENWRITER, DEAD AT 71

Novelist, filmmaker and screenwriter Nora Ephron has died after a battle with leukemia, her publisher said Tuesday. She was 71. “She brought an awful lot of people a tremendous amount of joy. She will be sorely missed,” said the statement from Alfred A. Knopf. Ephron’s romantic comedies included the box office hits “When Harry Met… [Continue Reading]

DETAINED SHOPLIFTER DIES IN A CALIFORNIA WALMART

A suspected shoplifter died at a Southern California Walmart store last Friday after fighting with store security workers who caught him in the parking lot, police said. The man’s name was not available as of Sunday because his family had yet to be notified, Lt. Joe Bale of the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner… [Continue Reading]

MARK WOLFORD, SNAKE-HANDLIING PASTOR DIES FROM RATTLE SNAKE BITE

If you play with fore you’re going to get burnt. If you play with snake, you are going to get bitten. West Virginia Pentecostal Pastor Mark Randall “Mack” Wolford, who handled snakes, was fatally bitten by a rattlesnake, which he owned for years, at the Panther Wildlife Management Area, 80 miles west of Bluefield, West… [Continue Reading]

BOXER JOHNNY TAPIA DEAD AT 45: ESCAPED DEATH 4 TIMES

My love affair with boxing run’s so deep and this is why my heart breaks when true warriors die. These warriors are so rare in our lives. Unfortunately, many of these men lead very troubled lives. Johnny Tapia was no exception. He was such a great fighter. Read the story below:  (CNN) — The crazy life… [Continue Reading]

CHUCK BROWN DIES: THE GODFATHER OF GO-GO WAS 75

Pulled from the Washington Post By Chris Richards, Chuck Brown, the gravelly voiced bandleader who capitalized on funk’s percussive pulse to create go-go, the genre of music that has soundtracked life in black Washington for more than three decades, died May 16 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He was 75.The death, from complications from sepsis,… [Continue Reading]

MARY KENNEDY, WIFE OF ROBERT F. KENNEDY Jr., IS DEAD

(CNN) — Mary Kennedy, from whom Robert F. Kennedy Jr. filed for divorce in 2010, is dead, an employee of the Westchester County, New York, medical examiner’s office said Wednesday. The employee, who declined to give his name, told CNN he would provide no further details about the manner and cause of death. The family released… [Continue Reading]

RASHIDI YEKINI DIES: NIGERIAN FOOTBALL PLAYER DIES-OUR HERO GONE!

What is going on in the world today? All my idols are dying left and right. One day it’s Whitney Houston, the next it’s Junior Seau. Now this!! Reports coming in said that Nigeria’s foremost footballer Rahidi Yekini has died. I remember watching him play as a kid in nigeria. He was our pride and… [Continue Reading]