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Rep. Elijah Cummings Dies

October 17, 2019 |

Rep. Elijah Cummings died early Thursday at Johns Hopkins Hospital due to complications from longstanding health challenges, his congressional office says. He was 68. A sharecropper’s son, Cummings became the powerful chairman of a House committee that investigated President Trump, and was a formidable orator who passionately advocated for the…
Newser

Patrick Day Dies at 27

October 17, 2019 |

Boxer Patrick Day has died four days after sustaining head injuries in a Chicago fight with Charles Conwell. Promoter Lou DiBella said Day died Wednesday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He was 27. “He was surrounded by his family, close friends and members of his boxing team, including his mentor, friend…
Newser

Soldier Shot in Search for Bergdahl Dies 10 Years Later

October 15, 2019 |

A soldier shot in the head while searching for Bowe Bergdahl a decade ago has died. Master Sgt. Mark Allen was left paralyzed in much of his body and unable to speak after he was shot during a 2009 insurgent ambush in Afghanistan, CNN reports. The 46-year-old from Loganville, Georgia…
Newser

Anxiety of Influence Author Dies at 89

October 15, 2019 |

Harold Bloom, the eminent critic and Yale professor whose seminal The Anxiety of Influence and melancholy regard for literature’s old masters made him a popular author and standard-bearer of Western civilization amid modern trends, died Monday at age 89. Bloom’s wife, Jeanne, said that he had been in failing health,…
Newser

Master Sgt. Mark Allen dies 10 years after being shot while searching for Army deserter

October 14, 2019 |

Retired Army Master Sgt. Mark Allen has died 10 years after he was shot while looking for a soldier who went missing in Afghanistan back in 2009.
FOX News

Bernie Sanders’ Daughter-in-Law Dies at 46

October 9, 2019 |

Bernie Sanders had an even rougher week last week than people knew. The senator’s daughter-in-law died Saturday, the day after Sanders was released from hospital following a heart attack . Dr. Rainè Riggs, 46, died just two days after she was diagnosed with neuroendocrine cancer, People reports. The mother of three…
Newser

18-Year-Old Dies Trying to Save Others From Car in Canal

October 7, 2019 |

A car with five occupants plunged into a Delaware canal on Sunday and the driver helped a teenage girl to safety before dying in a bid to rescue three other passengers, two of whom were found dead after the car was hoisted from the water, authorities say. Delaware State Police…
Newser

Teen Dies in Struggle to Protect Home, Sister

October 2, 2019 |

Thousands of people have opened their wallets to ensure a funeral fit for a hero after a 15-year-old boy was killed in a struggle as he protected his little sister during a home invasion, according to police in Port Charlotte, Fla. Khyler Edman went toe to toe with the suspect,…
Newser

Pit Bull Puppy Dies Protecting Kids From Snake

October 1, 2019 |

Oriley Richardson, 10, was playing in his Florida backyard Sept. 23 when his family’s 9-month-old pit bull puppy, Zeus, jumped toward him and started attacking something on the ground. Then his brother Orion, 11, entered the yard—and Zeus laid down on the thing he was attacking, which Oriley originally…
Newser

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‘Belly’ Actor Louie Rankin Dies in Car Crash

October 1, 2019 |

Grammy-award winning artist Louie Rankin — famous for his role as Ox in the movie “Belly” — died in a car crash in Canada … TMZ has confirmed. Details are scarce, but Louie died Monday in a fatal wreck in Ontario, Canada … the crash…

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