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Tragedy Strikes Family on Their Way to Vacation

Missouri girl, 8, dies after falling ill on SkyWest flight bound for Chicago; cause of death isn't clear

(Newser) - An 8-year-old Missouri girl flying to Chicago with her family for vacation died after getting sick while in the air. The child, IDed as Sydney Weston of Carl Junction, "suddenly became ill and then unresponsive in flight," the Peoria County Coroner's Office said Thursday in an online...

Deadliest Catch Star Nick Mavar Dies at 59
'Go-To Guy' on
Deadliest Catch
Is Dead at 59
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'Go-To Guy' on Deadliest Catch Is Dead at 59

Nick Mavar suffered a medical emergency in Alaska

(Newser) - A skilled deckhand on Deadliest Catch, known as his captain's "go-to guy" has died. TMZ reports that Nick Mavar, 59, who once toiled on the commercial fishing vessel F/V Northwestern on the Discovery Channel reality show, died Thursday in the Alaskan city of Naknek, according to a rep...

Oldest Man in US Dies at 110. His Brain Will Go to Science

'Super-ager' Morrie Markoff remained extremely lucid for his advanced years

(Newser) - There are fewer than 160 supercentenarians —people 110 and older—on Earth, and that elite group just lost one of its own. Judith Markoff Hansen confirms to the New York Times that her father, 110-year-old Morrie Markoff, the oldest man in America, died June 3 at his home in...

Astronaut Who Took 'Earthrise' Pic Dies in Plane Crash

Former Apollo 8 crew member William Anders, 90, killed when plane went down in San Juan Islands

(Newser) - William Anders, the former Apollo 8 astronaut who took the iconic "Earthrise" photo showing the planet as a shadowed blue marble from space in 1968, was killed Friday when the plane he was piloting alone plummeted into the waters off the San Juan Islands in Washington state. He was...

He Transformed Hip-Hop From the 'Tame'
He Was One of
Hip-Hop's 'Early
Provocateurs'
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He Was One of Hip-Hop's 'Early Provocateurs'

2 Live Crew member Brother Marquis dead at 58

(Newser) - Influential hip-hop group 2 Live Crew has lost an integral member. Brother Marquis, whose real name was Mark Ross, died at age 58, the group announced Monday on social media. A cause of death wasn't provided. Brother Marquis was one of the most notable members of the Miami hip-hop...

Marian Robinson, Michelle Obama's Mother, Dies at 86

Matriarch was a 'reassuring presence' at White House during Barack Obama's tenure

(Newser) - On election night 2008, as Barack Obama sat nervously in a Chicago hotel suite and awaited news on whether he would become the country's first Black president, his mother-in-law was by his side. "Are you ready for this, Grandma?" Obama asked Marian Shields Robinson, who years earlier had...

Report: Pro Golfer Died of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Cops still to confirm that detail but say Grayson Murray's body was found in his Florida home

(Newser) - More details are emerging on pro golfer Grayson Murray, who took his own life last week at the age of 30. Per the Palm Beach Post , Murray's body was found late Saturday morning at his residence in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, with no signs of foul play and no...

She Fell Off Horse During Trials, 'Could Not Be Saved'

World of eventing in shock after equestrian Georgie Campbell fell to her death in Devon, England

(Newser) - A young equestrian died over the weekend in England after falling off her horse during a competition. The Guardian reports that 37-year-old Georgie Campbell was taking part on Sunday in the Bicton International Horse Trials in Devon when she tumbled off her horse, Global Quest. "Medical professionals attended immediately...

Founding Member of Train Dies After Slipping in Shower

Charlie Colin, 58, was found at a friend's home in Brussels

(Newser) - A founding member of the pop-rock band Train has died. Carolyn Stephens, sister to Charlie Colin, the group's bassist, confirmed the death of her brother at the age of 58 to the AP . Colin's mother tells TMZ that Colin had slipped and fallen in the shower while housesitting...

Bruce Nordstrom, of Eponymous Store Chain, Dies at 90
Nordstrom
Scion Dies
at 90
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Nordstrom Scion Dies at 90

Bruce Nordstrom helped transform his family's business into an upscale nationwide chain

(Newser) - Bruce Nordstrom, a retail executive who helped expand his family's Pacific Northwest department store chain into an upscale national brand, has died. Seattle-based Nordstrom Inc. said its former chairman died at his home on Saturday. He was 90, reports the AP . "Our dad leaves a powerful legacy as...

No Evidence of Foul Play in Iran Helicopter Crash
Iran President Was on Track
to Be Supreme Leader
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Iran President Was on Track to Be Supreme Leader

Tehran cites 'technical failure' for chopper crash, as one former official blames US sanctions

(Newser) - So far, it doesn't appear that anything sinister is behind the helicopter crash that killed Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and several other officials. On Monday, Iran blamed an unspecified "technical failure," reports the New York Times . "No foreign involvement at all," one senior White House...

Plantation Worker Mauled to Death by Tiger

He was reportedly 3rd person in Indonesia killed by Sumatran tiger in 5 months

(Newser) - Screams were heard on Indonesia's Sumatra island before a man's body was discovered Thursday, with one of the hands torn off. Authorities say the 26-year-old, found dead on a plantation in Riau province, was attacked by a tiger. "The area is within the tiger habitat," said...

Daughter Refutes Longtime Rumor on Death of Mama Cass
Daughter Refutes
Longtime Rumor
on Death of
Mama Cass
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Daughter Refutes Longtime Rumor on Death of Mama Cass

No, Cass Elliot of the Mamas & Papas didn't choke on a ham sandwich, says Owen Elliot-Kugell

(Newser) - It's been a longtime standing joke/rumor/what have you that Mamas & the Papas singer Cass Elliot, aka "Mama Cass," died after choking on a ham sandwich, but her daughter (and only child) is now here to set the record straight. "In my younger years, when people...

Man Who Self-Immolated Outside Trump Trial Dies

He's been IDed as 37-year-old Max Azzarello

(Newser) - A man who doused himself in an accelerant and set himself on fire outside the courthouse where former President Trump is on trial has died, police said. The NYPD told the AP early Saturday that the man was declared dead by staff at an area hospital. The man—IDed by...

Parents Charged After Daughter's Fatal Asthma Attack

Rachel and Anthony Modrow are accused of stalling on seeking treatment for 9-year-old Amy

(Newser) - The parents of a Minnesota girl who died after an asthma attack earlier this year have been charged with second-degree manslaughter, accused of not taking her to the hospital as she suffered the attack. KARE 11 and the Star Tribune report that Anthony and Rachel Modrow, both 34, were booked...

American Idol Alum Found Dead in Nashville

No word on cause of death for 47-year-old Grammy winner Mandisa Hundley, on show's Season 5

(Newser) - A singer who performed on the fifth season of American Idol nearly 20 years ago died Thursday in Tennessee's capital. "We can confirm that yesterday Mandisa was found in her home deceased," a rep for the singer says in a statement, per People . "At this time...

'Role Model' College Star Dies Week Before NFL Draft

UAlbany lineman AJ Simon had hopes of making it to the big leagues

(Newser) - In December, Amitral "AJ" Simon Jr. excitedly announced his "momentous decision" to enter the 2024 NFL draft. Now, just a week away from that event in Detroit, the former University at Albany defensive lineman has died at the age of 25, reports People . UAlbany's football team tweeted...

Woman Dead After Apparent Road-Rage Incident

Prosecutors allege Ryan Sweatt made a U-turn and drove into the 26-year-old in Massachusetts

(Newser) - A 26-year-old woman is dead after a Massachusetts road rage incident allegedly escalated. The Middlesex County District Attorney's Office says an initial investigation indicates Ryan Sweatt, 36, was behind the wheel of a Honda Civic on Thursday night when he allegedly got into a road rage incident with another...

More Than a Week After Bridge Collapse, a 3rd Body

Divers in Baltimore recovered remains on Friday of 38-year-old Maynor Yasir Suazo-Sandoval

(Newser) - A third body has been found at the site of the March 26 collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore. Authorities announced Friday evening that salvage divers recovered a third body from the water, identified as 38-year-old Maynor Yasir Suazo-Sandoval, one of the missing workers. His body was...

US Woman's 'Dream Adventure' With Elephants Turns Fatal

Gail Mattson, 79, was killed when a bull elephant flipped a safari vehicle in Zambia

(Newser) - An American tourist on a safari tour of Zambia's Kafue National Park died Saturday when an elephant charged the vehicle carrying her. The woman, whom KSTP identifies as 79-year-old Gail Mattson of Minnesota and Arizona, was staying at Lufupa Camp and had ventured out with five others for a...

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