Muhammad Ali (right) backs out of the way of a punch from Ken Norton during a heavyweight fight on Sept. 28, 1976 at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
Ken Norton Sr., a former heavyweight boxing champion who defeated Muhammad Ali in 1973, then lost in the rematch later that year, died Wednesday at a hospital in Arizona where he had been undergoing rehabilitation since suffering a stroke last year, according to his friend and manager Patrick Tenore. Norton was 70 and had congestive heart failure.
Norton broke Ali’s jaw in their initial fight, then lost at the Inglewood Forum in the rematch. Ali defeated Norton again in a decision at Yankee Stadium in New York in 1976.
In 1978, Norton won the World Boxing Council heavyweight championship when Leon Spinks chose not to fight him. He lost the title to Larry Holmes that June.
Norton finished with a record of 42-7-1 and 33 knockouts. He later went on to an acting career.
One of his sons, Ken Norton Jr., was a star linebacker at UCLA who played for the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL and now coaches for the Seattle Seahawks.
A complete obituary will follow here.
We could never imagine what it would be like to be forced to make the decision on whether or not to take a loved one off of life support. Being a parent forced with the decision to pull the plug on your own child must be even more difficult. It’s extremely heartbreaking and no one should ever have to go through that.
This morning, Twitter was abuzz with the unfortunate news that Kile Glover, son of Tameka Raymond and Ryan Glover, was removed from Life Support, 14 days after he was involved in a tragic jet ski accident that left him brain dead. Although Kile hadn’t shown any brain activity since the accident on July 9th, loved ones have been praying for a miracle in the last few weeks in hopes that he would soon recover. Unfortunately, today, celebrities who were close to the Raymond and Glover family, including Atlanta radio DJ’ Gregg Street and Frank Ski, sent out their condolences, confirming that Kyle was taken off of life support:
DJ GreggStreet: Lil RG is an angel now, Ryan, Tameka, Usher, and the whole Glover family we gotta make him proud.
FrankSki: Crying! I will miss you Kyle! Trying to be strong for my foundation trip today. Sometimes life is so unfair.
Kim Zolciak: Prayers to Tameka Raymond and family. NO mother should have to bury their child. Such a sad situation.
Valiesha Butterfield: Completely heartbroken. Fly angel fly. Our prayers are with the entire Glover family. Love you @TamekaRaymond.
This is such a tragedy. Condolences to the entire family during this very difficult time.
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Tagged accident, brain dead, deceased, died, Glover, jet ski, Kile, Kyle, life support, plug, pulled, Tameka Foster, Usher Raymond, Usher's ex-wife
Donna Summer — the Queen of Disco — died this morning after a battle with cancer, TMZ is reporting.
We’re told Summer was in Florida at the time of her death. She was 63 years old.
Sources close to Summer say the singer was trying to keep the extent of her illness under wraps. TMZ spoke to someone who was with Summer a couple of weeks ago who says she didn’t seem too bad and she was focused on trying to finish up an album she had been working on.
Summer was a 5-time Grammy winner who shot to superstardom in the ’70s with iconic hits like “Last Dance,” “Hot Stuff” and “Bad Girls.”
And in remembrance of Donna Summer….
This is how you know you know you’re a real ‘G’. Check out what TMZ is reporting:
Nate Dogg isn’t letting a little thing like death keep him away from Coachella this weekend — sources tell TMZ, the rapper will be making a very special guest appearance on stage … in the form of a HOLOGRAM. Continue reading
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Tagged 2012, Coachella, Daz Dillinger, deceased, dogg pound, DPG, Dr. Dre, Kurput, Music Festivals, nate dogg, performing, Snoop Dogg
Sorry guys. If you came to No U Ain’t Radio to see a photo of a deceased Whitney Houston, you came to the wrong site….we don’t get down like that!
It seems like every time a celebrity dies some magazine or website gets a hold of the a photo of that person laying dead in a coffin. The most recent victim is our girl Whitney Houston. The culprit is The National Enquirer. Did the publication really publish a real photo of Whitney Houston laying in her casket, and if so, what were they thinking? Continue reading