Iconic Rock Legend, Chris Cornell dies at age 52 Following Soundgarden’s Detroit, MI performance (1964-2017)

Soundgarden and Audioslave iconic Vocalist, Chris Cornell (age 52) was found dead on his MGM Grand Detroit hotel’s bathroom floor in Detroit with a band around his neck following Soundgarden’s performance at Fox Theater. Cornell died Wednesday night in Detroit, MI said his representative, Brian Bumbery (of BBGUNPR), in a statement that called the death “sudden and unexpected” and that said the singer’s family would be “working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause.” Detroit police are investigating the death as a possible suicide, according to The Associated Press

“His wife, Vicky, and family were shocked to learn of his sudden and unexpected passing, and they will be working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause,” Cornell’s publicist said in a statement.

Police received a frantic 911 call at approximately 12 a.m. from a family friend, according to Michael Woody, Director of Media Relations for the Detroit Police Department. When the friend went to Cornell’s hotel room at the MGM Grand casino to check on him, he “made it inside the hotel room, where he found Mr. Cornell unresponsive laying on the bathroom floor,” according to Woody. EMS pronounced Cornell dead at the scene. Detroit, MI police are investigating the death as an apparent suicide, though Woody tells Rolling Stone that an official cause of death by the medical examiner’s office is still forthcoming. The medical examiner’s report is expected to be released Thursday afternoon.

Footage of the singer’s final gig surfaced on Youtube on Thursday morning, and you can watch it below.

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Husband Pens A Heartbreaking Post Explaining Why He Kept The Body Of His Deceased Wife In Their Bedroom For Six Days

(PCM) Russell Davisons’ absolutely heart-wrenching post explaining why he kept the body of his deceased wife Wendy in their bedroom for six days has gone viral and once you read it, you will completely understand. Get ready to have the tissues handy!

Russells’ wife Wendy’s 1o-year long battle with cervical cancer came to an end on April 21, 2017, but over the course of her illness she was a true fighter and her will to live exceeded many of the expectations set in place by her doctors and caregivers over the last several years of her life. Russell refers to his wife as a “warrior” and after reading their story, we have to say that we completely agree.

Right up until the end Russell and Wendy lived their lives the way they wanted to without relying on modern medicines and being in and out of hospitals. It was Wendy’s wish to live out her final days in the couple’s home surrounded by family and friends and their dog Elvis. Some questioned why after Wendy passed did Russell decide not to go the typical route by having Wendy’s body moved to the mortuary, however his reasoning makes perfect sense.

Wendy’s body was placed in a cocoon (as they would rather call it, as they hated the word coffin) and kept in the couples bedroom for the six days after her passing before she was to be cremated. Family and friends were able to come by and pay their respects and spend time with Wendy from the comfort of her own home which is perfectly legal.

As long as a death is reported and registered the family can choose to keep the body at home until the funeral arrangements are made, as historically in years past many individuals would die at home and their bodies would be cared for by the family until the time of burial and in more recent years cremation.

You can read Russell Davison’s beautifully written post below and please share with your family and loved ones as the Davison’s story can be truly be an inspiration to many!

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Director Jonathan Demme Dead At Age 73

(AOTN) We are deeply saddened to learn that director Jonathan Demme has passed away at the age of 73. Demme is best-known as the director of the award-winning and critically acclaimed 1991 film “The Silence Of The Lambs”.  According to his publicist, Demme’s death was a result of a battle with esophageal cancer and complications of heart disease.

Demme’s film “The Silence Of The Lambs” was only the third film in history to win Academy Awards in all of the top five categories which included Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. While “The Silence Of The Lambs” was in the category of thriller much of Demme’s additional work was on quirkier films such as 1980’s “Melvin and Howard” and “Married To The Mob”.  He was never afraid to delve into multiple genres and other work included a remake of political thriller “The Manchurian Candidate” with Denzel Washington, and the Anne Hathaway indie drama “Rachel Getting Married.”

Demme also brought the story of “Philadelphia” to the screen which earned Tom Hanks his first Academy Award win for Best Actor for his role as a gay attorney. Demme also directed several music videos for artists such as The Talking Heads and New Order to name a few.  He also directed several documentaries for The Pretenders, Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young. Music played a huge role in majority of Demme’s projects.  One of his last films was 2015’s “Ricki and The Flash” which starred Meryl Streep as a rock star who had to return to her hometown roots, however the film was not considered a box office success.

According to his publicist, “Jonathan passed away early this morning in his Manhattan apartment, surrounded by his wife, Joanne Howard, and three children and there will be a private funeral.” Our sincere condolences go out to Jonathan’s family and loved ones during this incredibly difficult time!

 

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Artist Creates ‘Euthanasia Roller Coaster’ Designed To Kill It’s Riders

(PCM) An artist by the name of  Julijonas Urbonas has created what is arguably one of the most controversial inventions. His project is called the “Euthanasia Coaster”, which is a roller coaster that is designed to kill its’ riders. According to his website, Urbonas says his coaster design is “a hypothetic roller coaster, engineered to humanely—with elegance and euphoria—take the life of a human being.”

It sounds a little demented and creepy to us, but Urbonas explains that the Euthanasia Coaster is also designed to provider the rider with a spiritual experience as well. As the riders cart climbs a very long and slow incline that leads to a quarter mile long straight drop, they are given a chance to spiritually reflect upon their lives. When they reach the peak they have a chance to wave and say goodbye to loved ones or change their minds a go back. The cart would be equipped with a “Fall” button, however once it is pushed there is no turning back.

After flying straight down the hill the rider is then thrust upon a series of upside down loops, six in a row to be exact, that create so much centrifugal force that a person would not be able to breathe and would pass way due to lack of oxygen to the brain. Urbonas says that this type of centrifugal force can also create a sense of euphoria in the brain which is why he claims his “death coaster” is actually a quite humane way to end someone’s life.

The project overall definitely creates a shock factor and certainly leads to many ethical questions and concerns. Urbonas says that his project could theoretically be used to assist with curbing overpopulation or helping individuals who are ailing or sick end their lives the way that they choose, almost like one final thrill ride!

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Happy Days Actress Erin Moran Dead At Age 56

(PCM) Hollywood is mourning the loss of “Happy Days” and “Joanie Love Chachi” actress Erin Moran who was found dead in her Indiana home at the age of 56.

Moran is best known for her role as the lovable Joanie Cunningham on the long running TV sitcom “Happy Days”. She also appeared in “Murder She Wrote”, “Desperation Boulevard” and “Celebrity Fit Club”.

According to Indiana authorities, they received a call reporting an “unresponsive female”. When EMT’s arrive on the scene they discovered Moran’s body and she was already deceased. An autopsy to determine her exact cause of death is still pending.

Moran struggled with drinking and several incidents of bizarre behavior after her “Happy Days” fame. She ended up living in an Indiana trailer park with her husband Steve Fleishmann, but it is being reported that the two were allegedly on their way to being kicked out of the trailer park and were flat broke.

Many of Moran’s “Happy Days” co-stars have expressed their condolences online. Actor/director Ron Howard tweeted “Such sad sad news. RIP Erin. I’ll always choose to remember you on our show making scenes better, getting laughs and lighting up tv screens.”

The “Fonz” himself Henry Winkler tweeted, “OH Erin… now you will finally have the peace you wanted so badly here on earth …Rest In It serenely now.. too soon”

Our sincere condolences go out to Erin Moran’s family and friends during this incredibly difficult time.

 

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Internet Is Freaking Out Over Video Of A Woman Giving Mouth To Mouth To A Pigeon

(PCM) During a recent visit to Glasgow, Scotland a 19-year old student named Charlotte was able to capture quite the bizarre occurrence. She filmed a woman literally giving a mouth to mouth resuscitation attempt and CPR to a dead pigeon. She labeled hilariously labeled the video, “Meanwhile in Glasgow”! Just when we thought we had seen it all, leave it to the internet to prove us wrong yet again!

The video has been shared thousands of times and unfortunately, as you can see in the video the woman’s attempt to resuscitate the poor pigeon was unsuccessful. Also, according to Charlotte, she posted that things got even worse for the bird after the failed CPR as the poor thing eventually got eaten by a seagull. What a horrible way to go!

 

The internet has been having some interesting reactions to the pigeons plight with some being greatly disturbed by the footage and others finding the entire situation to be both odd and hilarious. What no one can seem to figure out is just why the woman decided to give mouth to mouth to the pigeon in the first place, she obviously didn’t seem too concerned about any type of germs or diseases. Maybe she just has a strong affinity for pigeons, either way, it is definitely a bit on the weird side.

 

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