February 8, 2013 |
The Beverly Hilton will once again host Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy Awards party Saturday. But as A-list stars cram the ballroom for a night of music and festivities - chairman and chief executive of Epic Records Antonio "L.A. " Reid is this year's honoree - the gala will also serve as a sobering reminder of Whitney Houston's death. Last year's soiree turned out to be a somber event, because the singer died in her hotel room less than 24 hours before she was scheduled to attend the party.
September 17, 1987 |
A 35-year-old woman was swallowed and crushed to death by an escalator in a crowded office building, police said today. Emma Niskala, a 35-year-old mother of three, died Wednesday at the scene, the lobby of the New York Telephone Co. in Brooklyn where she worked. Police said the step on which she was standing suddenly collapsed, plunging her into the bowels of the upward-bound escalator.
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January 14, 2013 |
Cocaine intoxication appears to have been "a major factor" in the death of Alesia Thomas, a woman who died shortly after she was forcibly taken into custody by several LAPD officers, the L.A. County coroner has concluded. In a report released Monday, the medical examiner who conducted the autopsy found that it was impossible to determine what role, if any, Thomas' struggle with the officers played in her death. Because of that uncertainty, the official cause of the 35-year-old woman's death was listed as "undetermined.
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April 22, 2013 |
Scott Sterling, the 32-year-old son of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, died as a result of a pulmonary embolism and "narcotic medication intake" in what Los Angeles County coroner's officials classified as an accidental death, authorities said Monday. Sterling was found dead in his apartment on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu on New Year's night. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials quickly determined his death did not involve foul play but appeared to involve some type of drug overdose.
September 29, 2006 |
Lamar Odom sat down, placed his Bible on a table and, with damp eyes, told the story of his summer. His infant son died while sleeping in a crib, a loss that has tugged at him since it happened in June. The autopsy report labeled it an "unremarkable" death, a seven-month-old's life snatched by sudden infant death syndrome, the latest in a line of losses traceable through Odom's years. Odom was in New York for the funeral of an aunt when Jayden Odom died.
April 9, 2014 |
The Ultimate Warrior, who died suddenly Tuesday in Scottsdale, Ariz., at age 54, was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame last Saturday and appeared on "Monday Night Raw" two nights later. After receiving a huge ovation from the fans, Warrior (born James Hellwig, but he legally changed his name to Warrior several years ago) talked about death in a speech that now seems a bit eerie. You can watch it above, and a transcript is below: “No WWE talent becomes a legend on their own. Every man's heart one day beats its final beat.