Ex-NHL goalie Ray Emery dead after swimming accident

Ex-NHL goalie Ray Emery dead after swimming accident

Former NHL goaltender Ray Emery has drowned in his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario. He was 35. Hamilton Police said Emery was identified as the victim of the swimming accident Sunday morning. Staff sergeant Paul Evans said police received a call just after…

Amateur rugby player Max Blakeley, 32, dies during game

Amateur rugby player Max Blakeley, 32, dies during game

An amateur rugby player died during a match yesterday after collapsing at half time. Max Blakeley, 32, was playing in a game for the rugby league team Birkenshaw Bluedogs at Heworth, near York, when he fell ill and collapsed. Paramedics were called…

Ed Schultz, Former MSNBC Host, Dies at 64

Ed Schultz, Former MSNBC Host, Dies at 64

Ed Schultz, former MSNBC talk show host, died on Thursday. He was 64. Schultz died of natural causes at his home in Washington D.C., according to RT America, his most recent employer. A prominent television and radio broadcaster in the upper Midwest…

Minder star Glynn Edwards dies aged 87

Minder star Glynn Edwards dies aged 87

Minder actor Glynn Edwards has died aged 87. The actor – who also starred in Zulu alongside Michael Caine – died at home in Scotland on May 23, according to reports. Born in Malaya and raised in Salisbury, Wiltshire, he was best…

Longtime Manhattan pol Herman ‘Denny’ Farrell Jr. dead at 86

Longtime Manhattan pol Herman ‘Denny’ Farrell Jr. dead at 86

Longtime Manhattan Assemblyman Herman “Denny” Farrell Jr. died on Saturday, officials said. He was 86. The Democratic powerbroker retired from the Assembly last fall after nearly 43 years in office. Representing the upper Manhattan neighborhoods of West Harlem, Inwood and Washington Heights,…

Nara Almeida, 24: Young Brazilian Blogger Dies After Year-Long Battle With Stomach Cancer

Nara Almeida, 24: Young Brazilian Blogger Dies After Year-Long Battle With Stomach Cancer

So heartbreaking! Beautiful Brazilian social media influencer Nara Almeida has died at just 24-years-old after battling stomach cancer for less than a year. We’ve got the sad details. This is just devastating. Stunning Brazilian social media influencer Nara Almeida has lost her battle…

Tom Wolfe: A New York ‘man in full’

Tom Wolfe: A New York ‘man in full’

Tom Wolfe not only chronicled the social changes that transformed America and his adopted hometown of New York in the second half of the 20th century. In many ways, he helped to shape them. While he’ll always be remembered for his much-copied,…

Famous faces who have died in 2018

Famous faces who have died in 2018

2017 was a tough year, as we said goodbye to some of our best known and well-loved figures – from Sir Bruce Forsyth and Keith Chegwin to John Hurt and Tara Palmer-Tomkinson. And the losses continued into 2018 with famous names from…

Remembering the Formidable Matriarch, Barbara Bush

Remembering the Formidable Matriarch, Barbara Bush

I first came to her attention after a 1982 event in Minneapolis at which George H.W. Bush, then vice president, delivered a speech I had written. Aboard Air Force II, Barbara Bush came back to speak to the staff. “Who wrote that…

What we all should learn from Barbara Bush

What we all should learn from Barbara Bush

Barbara Pierce Bush was the last of her kind. I don’t just mean the last of the moderate Republicans, or the last of the WASP aristocrats, or the last of the flinty Yankees, or even the last in a sense of the…

Former first lady Barbara Bush dead at 92

Former first lady Barbara Bush dead at 92

Former first lady Barbara Bush — one of only two women to be both the wife and mother of a US president — died on Tuesday at her home in Houston, the office of former president George H.W. Bush said. She was…

NPR newscaster Carl Kasell dead at 84

NPR newscaster Carl Kasell dead at 84

LOS ANGELES — Carl Kasell, whose Southern baritone was a presence on National Public Radio programs for more than three decades, died on Tuesday in Potomac, Maryland, from complications from Alzheimer’s disease, NPR said. He was 84. Kasell was best known in…

Famous faces who have died in 2018

Famous faces who have died in 2018

2017 was a tough year, as we said goodbye to some of our best known and well-loved figures – from Sir Bruce Forsyth and Keith Chegwin to John Hurt and Tara Palmer-Tomkinson. And the losses continued into 2018 with famous names from…

The Overtones singer Timmy Matley has died aged 36

The Overtones singer Timmy Matley has died aged 36

The Overtones’ singer Timmy Matley has died aged 36, it has been confirmed. The Irish singer had been battling skin cancer since 2016 but there is no indication that this was the cause of his death. Reports in Ireland suggest Timmy died…

Winnie Mandela dead at 81

Winnie Mandela dead at 81

Winnie Mandela, the wife of Nelson Mandela and a prominent anti-apartheid activist, whose reputation was sullied by a kidnapping and assault conviction in 1991, has died at the age of 81, South African media reported Monday. She was married to Nelson Mandela…

Stephen Hawking dead at 76

Stephen Hawking dead at 76

Legendary scientist Stephen Hawking, who explained the complex workings of the universe to the masses in his writings as he hunted for the elusive “theory of everything,” died early Wednesday at his home in Cambridge, England, his family said. He was 76….