Articles Tagged with death

Paco de Lucia, Flamenco Legend, Dead at 66

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Paco de Lucia, whose flamenco music inspired millions of fans around the world, died Wednesday in a resort in Mexico. He was 66. The New York Times reports de Lucia’s death as a result of a heart attack during a vacation with his children in Playa del Carmen, a resort town in Quintana Roo, Mexico…. Read more »

Garth Brooks’ Sister, Betsy Smittle, Dead At 60

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Garth Brooks’ sister, Betsy Smittle, died from cancer on Saturday, November 2 according to Brooks’ daughter, August. The service times have yet to be determined. The 60-year-old Smittle was most known for playing bass in Brooks’ band for several years. Smittle also contributed to vocals while touring with Brooks’ band, Stillwater, for several years. She… Read more »

Dolphin Dies After Tourists Force It To Pose For Too Many Photos

Dolphin dies after tourists force it to pose for too many photos

After becoming stranded on a beach in Sanya – China’s Honolulu – a dolphin eventually died because too many tourists forced the animal to pose for photos while it awaited rescuers. The incident would appear to be another point against Chinese tourists, especially following the events in May when a teenager from Nanjing defaced a 3,000… Read more »

‘Sesame Street’ Clip On Death Goes Viral [Video]

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An old clip from Sesame Street about death has gone viral as the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting settles over the country. According to Blippit, the video finds Big Bird coming to terms with the passing of his friend Mr. Hooper. The residents of Sesame Street are then faced with the challenge… Read more »

Fiery Death For Toys In ‘Toy Story 3’ Prank

Fiery Death For Toys In 'Toy Story 3' Prank

Everyone who has seen the movie Toy Story 3 knows of the nail-biting scene in which Woody, Buzz, and friends almost get burnt alive in a trash incinerator. For those who have not seen the movie yet, I apologize for spoiling the surprise of them being saved at the last minute by the little green… Read more »

Monks Fight For Right To Sell Caskets

Monks Denied Right To Make Caskets

When monks in Louisiana started selling caskets three years ago, the state told them to put their business on ice. According to theTimes- Picayune newspaper, the monks in question are from St. Joseph Abbey near Covington, La. and were sent a cease-and-desist letter from the state for selling cypress caskets made in their wood shop,… Read more »

Death Penalty Executed In Connecticut

Death Penalty Repealed In Connecticut

Connecticut lawmakers on Friday officially killed the death penalty in the state. Under the states new rules of law life without the possibility of parole replaces lethal injection as the most severe crime a person can receive. The bill was signed into law this morning by Governor Dan Malloy, making Connecticut the 17th state to… Read more »