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Actor/Comedian Robin Williams Dies In Apparent Suicide

Oscar winning actor and comedian Robin Williams has died in an apparent suicide, according to reports.

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Around 11:55 a.m. Monday, Marin County Sheriff’s officials said a 911 call came in about a man who was unresponsive in his home in Tiburon.  When paramedics arrived, the 63-year old actor was unconscious and not breathing.  Williams was pronounced dead at the scene.

An investigation into his cause of death is underway while the coroner suspects that it was a suicide caused by asphyxiation. A forensic examination is scheduled for Tuesday.

Williams “has been battling severe depression of late,” his publicist Mara Buxbaum said. “This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”

The late actor’s wife also released a statement expressing how “utterly heartbroken” his death has left her.

“This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings,” she stated. “I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Robin’s family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin’s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.”

Last month he was reported as entering into a Minnesota rehab facility to “focus on his continued commitment” to sobriety, according to his rep.

Williams had been open about his struggles with addiction after maintaining sobriety for 20 years.

He had a relapse during his 2005 filming of “The Big White” and entered a rehab a year later but was said to have maintained sobriety ever since.

Williams was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor three times, and took home an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in 1997’s Good Will Hunting.

The beloved actor leaves behind his wife of three years, Susan Schneider, three children, and a plethora of films and stand-up skits for the world to enjoy.  Our prayers go out to the family at this time.

 

 

WTF? Man Delays Suicide Until Kanye West’s Album Drops!

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Mark this down as one of the most bizarre stories of the year: A troubled 27 year old man from Georgia was reportedly set to take his own life earlier this month until he had a sudden change of heart. According to local reports, the man identified as Bradley Evans of Augusta Georgia; a self described die-hard Kanye fan was contemplating committing suicide until hearing that Kanye will be releasing a brand new album on June 18th of this year. The man, who obviously suffers from some sort of mental issues told close friends he found a “new sense of life” and is excited for the new project to drop.

The man will appear on Fox54 in Augusta later this evening to discuss his rather unusual set of circumstances.

Kanye’s highly anticipated album, fittingly titled “Yeezus”, will be out June 18th, no word if the man will follow through on his suicide after the album drops.

Spotted at HipHop365

Rapper Freddy E Commits Suicide, Ex Honey Cocaine Responds On Twitter

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In a series of bone chilling tweets last night, YouTube comedian and rapper Freddy E committed suicide through a self-inflicting gunshot wound. He was 22 years old.

The reason for his death has been unconfirmed, but numerous sources are saying on Twitter that it was over his ex-girlfriend and Tyga’s Last King artist Honey Cocaine. On Freddy E’s official Twitter account, he came very close to live-tweeting his impending suicide. What he shared with his followers is very disturbing.

Smoked my first pack of cigarettes today… been a long time since I’ve gone through heart break. It’s a cold unforgiving world if I do say.
— Freddy E. (@Freddy_E) JANUARY 5, 2013

If there’s a God then He’s calling me back home. This barrel never felt so good next to my dome. It’s cold & I’d rather die than live alone.
— Freddy E. (@Freddy_E) JANUARY 5, 2013 Continue reading

Hip-Hop manager Chris Lighty dead after shooting himself outside his Bronx apartment

Hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty died Thursday morning after he shot himself after an argument with his estranged wife at his Bronx apartment, the NY Daily News is reporting.

Lighty, 44 — a longtime manager of 50 Cent, Diddy, Ja Rule and Mariah Carey — stepped outside his South Riverdale apartment about 11:30 a.m., after a spat with his wife, Veronica, police sources said.

Suddenly, a gun shot was heard and Lighty was found lying faceup with a 9-mm. pistol next to his body, sources said.

Law enforcement sources said Lighty — whose wife filed for divorce last year — may have been dealing with financial struggles, including owing about $5 million to the IRS.

Lighty, founder of Violator Management, merged with another talent company to form Primary Violator around the time of his divorce.

Musicians began Tweeting about Lighty soon after news of his death spread.

“R.I.P CHRIS LIGHTY THE MAN THAT SAVED MY LIFE!!!” Bronx rapper Fat Joe posted on Twitter. “I Would Be Nothing Without YOU!!! My Kids Appreciate YOU God Bless Chris Lighty.”

Junior Seau laid to rest in hometown

Junior Seau has been buried in his hometown after a private funeral.

Members of Seau’s family and former teammates, including LaDainian Tomlinson, were among those packing a church for the funeral, followed by burial at Eternal Hills cemetery.

As No U Ain’t Radio reported, Seau committed suicide on May 2 at his Oceanside home. He played parts of 20 seasons in the NFL, with the San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots.

On Friday evening, up to 60,000 fans were expected at a public memorial service at Qualcomm Stadium, where Seau starred for 13 seasons with the Chargers.

Photo courtesy of TMZ