Star Trek Actor Anton Yelchin Dead After A Freak Car Accident

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(PCM) We are deeply saddened to learn that 27-year old actor Anton Yelchin has died as a result of a freak car accident which occurred at his Los Angeles, CA home. Yelchin is best known for his role as Chekov in the recent J.J. Abrams helmed “Star Trek” film franchise.

Authorities are calling Yelchin’s death a freak accident during which the young actor was pinned against a brick pillar and a security fence after his car slid backwards after he had stepped outside of the vehicle on his property around 1:10am. The incident caused Yelchin’s body immense trauma, which then led to his death.

The authorities went on the say that they believe Yelchin was on his way out to meet some friends for a rehearsal, when it appears that he stepped out of his vehicle for some reason and the freak incident occurred. When Yelchin failed to show up to the rehearsal his friends became worried and discovered his body behind the car when the arrived at his home.  Police did not say if the vehicle was running at the time his body was discovered.

Yelchin’s family was notified by the friends that discovered his body. Many of Yelchin’s “Star Trek” co-stars have begun to express their condolences including actor Chris Pine who tweeted “Devastated to hear about the brilliant Anton Yelchin. He was thoughtful, kind, and gifted. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.”

Yelchin will be seen in next in “Star Trek Beyond” which will hit theaters on July 22, 2016. Our sincere condolences go out to Anton Yelchin’s family and friends during this incredibly difficult time.

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MMA Fighter Kimbo Slice Dead At Age 42

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(PCM) The news has been confirmed that MMA fighter and pop culture figure Kimbo Slice has sadly passed away at the age of 42. A tweet was posted by American Top Team, a facility in Coconut Creek, Florida where Kimbo Slice trained which read “The ATT Family and South Florida Community lost a legend today. RIP KIMBO”.

The news immediately began to spread through various media outlets and fans began expressing their condolences. Kimbo’s immediate cause of death has not yet been revealed, however there is some speculation that steroid usage may have been involved.  He was taken from his home in Coral Gables, FL to a hospital in Ft. Lauderdale, however there was no emergency calls made from the residence.  Authorities at this time do not suspect any foul play and do not plan any investigation into his death, as they are treating it as a medical incident.

Kimbo Slice rose to fame and became a household name in the early 2000’s due to his video series the featured unsanctioned street fights and backyard brawls. Slice, whose real name Kevin Ferguson,  was born in Nassau, Bahamas, and attended the University of Miami and Bethune-Cook University. He compiled a 5-2-1 career MMA record between the UFC and Bellator and was 7-0 with six knockouts in seven professional boxing fights.

Our sincere condolences go out to the family and friends of Kimbo Slice during this incredibly difficult time.

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BounceTV Will Pay Tribute To The Late Muhammad Ali

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(Bounce TV) Bounce TV will celebrate the incredible life of Muhammad Ali, the global icon who passed away at the age of 74, with a special presentation of The Greatest, the 1977 motion picture in which Ali stars as himself, on Monday night, June 6 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time, 9:00 p.m. Central.

The Greatest is a dramatization of Ali’s life and starts with his rise to fame winning the heavyweight gold medal at the 1960 Olympic Games, when he was known as Cassius Clay. He then stuns Sonny Liston to become heavyweight champion of the world and soon after converts to Islam and changes his name. When he is suddenly classified 1A by the Draft Board that earlier rejected him, Ali refuses the draft on religious grounds, which leads to the stripping of his title. Embarking on — and ultimately winning — a nearly four-year long court battle, Ali then returns to the ring and takes part in what many consider some of the greatest fights of all time. Against all odds, he defeats George Foreman in the legendary “Rumble in the Jungle” to win back the heavyweight title.

The Greatest was based on a book written by Ali and others and the boxing footage is largely from the actual fights. The film includes the song The Greatest Love of All, written for the movie and performed by George Benson; it was later remade by Whitney Houston.

Muhammad Ali sadly passed away due to septic shock at the age of 74 after spending five days at an Arizona hospital. He was dealing with respiratory issues that gradually began to worsen.  A family spokesperson says that Ali held on until his wife and children were at his bedside to say their final goodbyes before he passed.

Ali’s family revealed plans for a funeral in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, a daylong affair that will include a procession through the streets where the 74-year-old world champion grew up and learned to box. His body is expected to be returned to the city within two days.

The service will include eulogies from former President Bill Clinton, journalist Bryant Gumbel and comedian Billy Crystal. He’ll be buried in a local cemetery which will be private for the family only.

Legendary Artist Prince Dead At Age 57

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(PCM) We are deeply saddened with the breaking news that legendary artist Prince has tragically passed away at the age of 57 at his home in the Paisley Park compound in Minnesota. While earlier reports claimed that a male victim had died at the estate, there was no official confirmation that it was Prince, however multiple sources are now confirming that the victim was indeed the iconic singer. His death has now been official confirmed by his publicist Yvette Noel-Schure to the Associated Press.

Prince recently made headlines when his private jet had to make an emergency landing in Illinois due to a medical emergency. Prince later performed at concert the next day assuring fans that he was just fine and was only battling a case of the flu. He later ended up cancelling two additional live performances due health concerns. TMZ obtained audio of the call made to police this morning from Prince’s estate and what can be heard is “man down, not breathing”.

Prince skyrocketed to superstardom back in 1982 with his hit album “1999” and continued to churn out hits for decades. He earned seven Grammy awards and won the Academy Award for Best Original Song Score for Purple Rain in 1985. He has sold over 100 million records and was inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall Of Fame in 2004.

There is still an on going investigation into Prince’s immediate cause of death and this story is still developing. Our sincere condolences go out to Prince’s family and friends during this incredibly difficult time. It is terribly tragic that another musical icon has been taken from us so soon.

 

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WWE Legend Chyna Dead At Age 46

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(PCM) We are deeply saddened to report that WWE Legend Chyna (real name: Joanie Laurer) was discovered dead in her California home at the age of 46. While, Chyna’s official cause of death is being reported as unknown at this time, several sources are speculating that she may have died from a suspected drug overdose.

Chyna’s body was discovered in the bedroom of her Redondo Beach apartment after she was not seen or heard from in a few days and a friend became worried. When the friend entered the house to check on her, she was found unresponsive in the bedroom and the friend then immediately contacted the authorities.

According to TMZ.com, several prescription pill bottles were discovered in the home, however sources claim no illegal drugs were found. Chyna has had a storied history with drug abuse in the past which led to the initial suspicion that drugs were in some way involved in her tragic passing. The local authorities claim there are no signs of foul play.

A statement posted to Chyna’s official Twitter account reads “It is with deep sadness to inform you today that we lost a true icon, a real life superhero.”

Chyna made history during her time working with the WWE, as she teamed up with Triple H to become on of the first members of D-Generation X and she also happened to be the very first woman wrestler to enter the Royal Rumble.

Once she had left the WWE, Chyna went onto to famously pose for Playboy and also appeared on the VH1 celeb-reality series “The Surreal Life”. Chyna also released several adult pornography films over the past few years as well. More recently she had been living in Japan teaching English before returning to the States. Below is one of the last videos posted to her YouTube page on 4/17, where she certainly appears to be a bit out of sorts.

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

Actress Doris Roberts Dead At Age 90

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(PCM) Emmy award-winning actress Doris Roberts has sadly passed away at the age of 90. Roberts is best known for her role as the beloved, yet over-bearing mother, Marie Barone, on the sitcom “Everybody Love Raymond” which earned her four of her five Emmy wins.

Roberts was also seen in countless additional TV and film roles including “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”, “Grandma’s Boy”, “Remington Steele” and “Mrs. Miracle”.  Sources close to Roberts reveal that she dies peacefully in her home in California and she is survived by her son Michael Cannata, Jr.

In a statement, Robert’s “Everybody Loves Raymond” co-star actress Patricia Heaton says “Truly the end of an era. My wonderful TV mother-in-law and (“Everybody Loves Raymond”) nemesis Doris Roberts was a consummate professional from whom I learned so much. She was funny and tough and loved life, living it to the fullest.”

Actor Ray Romano who played her son on the show says “Doris Roberts had an energy and a spirit that amazed me. She never stopped — whether working professionally of with her many charities or just nurturing and mentoring a green young comic trying to make it as an actor.”

Our sincere condolences go out to the friends and family of Doris Roberts during this incredibly difficult time.

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