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Conn. Woman’s Parasailing Death Raises Questions About Unregulated Sport

Conn. Woman’s Parasailing Death Raises Questions About Unregulated Sport

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The family of a Connecticut woman who died parasailing with her husband while on vacation in Florida is reeling from the loss of a young woman with a passion for volunteer work and a deep love for her family. And man…

Psychological Distress Linked to Higher Death Risk

Psychological Distress Linked to Higher Death Risk

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Feeling anxious, depressed or lonely may boost the risk of early death, a new study found.The British study of more than 68,000 people found those who reported symptoms of psychological distress were more likely to die fr…

Lawsuit Against Military Contractor in Soldier’s Electrocution Death Tossed

Lawsuit Against Military Contractor in Soldier’s Electrocution Death Tossed

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The mother of a U.S. soldier electrocuted in his barracks shower while stationed in Iraq has vowed to keep a lawsuit alive against military contractor KBR, which she blames for installing the substandard electrical system…

Dad Shot Dead by Three-Year-Old Son

Dad Shot Dead by Three-Year-Old Son

David De Lossy/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A 33-year-old married father of three children was shot to death in his Salem, Indiana home last Friday night.Police say the assailant was Michael Bayless’ three-year-old son.From what investigators have been able…

Sage Stallone, Son of Sylvester Stallone, Found Dead

Sage Stallone, Son of Sylvester Stallone, Found Dead

Albert L. Ortega/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) — Sage Stallone, son of Sylvester Stallone, has died.The 36-year-old actor and director was found dead in his Los Angeles-area apartment on Friday, according to KABC-TV.  The cause of death is unknown.Silve…

Utah Boy, 4, Dies After Being Crushed by Tombstone

Utah Boy, 4, Dies After Being Crushed by Tombstone

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(PARK CITY, Utah) — A 4-year-old boy, Carson Dean Cheney, died after a tombstone weighing hundreds of pounds fell on him while he was posing for photos with family and friends at a Park City, Utah cemetery.It took several f…

Mother of the World’s First ‘Test-Tube Baby,’ Lesley Brown Dies at 64

Mother of the World’s First ‘Test-Tube Baby,’ Lesley Brown Dies at 64

David De Lossy/Digital Vision(BRISTOL, England) — The mother of the world’s first “test-tube baby,” born on July 25, 1978, died on June 6 in Bristol, England, The New York Times reports.
Lesley Brown apparently died of complications from a gallbladder…

Canadian Sisters Suffer Gruesome Death in Thai Hotel Room

Canadian Sisters Suffer Gruesome Death in Thai Hotel Room

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(KRABI, Thailand) — Two Canadian sisters were found dead in their hotel room on a popular tourist island in Thailand, and the cause of their mysterious deaths is unknown.The women’s bodies were found in gruesome conditions, rep…

If Your Birthday Is Coming Up, Be Careful

If Your Birthday Is Coming Up, Be Careful

Ryan McVay/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — People are 14 percent more likely to kick the bucket on their birthday than any other day of the year, according to Swiss researchers.The odds grow as people grow older, with those 60 and older at an 18.6 percent grea…

Obese Dead Woman’s Body Fat Causes Crematorium Blaze

Obese Dead Woman’s Body Fat Causes Crematorium Blaze

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Investigators say a fire that nearly destroyed an Austrian crematorium began when the excessive body fat of an obese dead woman clogged the facility’s air filters, causing overheating that resulted in the blaze.O…

Folk & Bluegrass Music Legend Doc Watson Dies

Folk & Bluegrass Music Legend Doc Watson Dies

John Cohen/Getty Images(WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.) — WFMY-TV in North Carolina reports folk music legend Doc Watson died Tuesday at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, where he was listed in critical condition last week after a fall in his …

Mary Kennedy’s Children Likely Dealing with Complicated Grief

Mary Kennedy’s Children Likely Dealing with Complicated Grief

Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — The four children of Robert Kennedy Jr. and Mary Kennedy face a complicated grieving process in the aftermath of her suicide, mental health experts say.”Initially, the biggest challenge for kids that deal with th…

Coffee Drinkers Have Lower Risk of Some Conditions, Study Shows

Coffee Drinkers Have Lower Risk of Some Conditions, Study Shows

Gerald Zanetti/FoodPix(NEW YORK) — Hey, coffee lovers, here’s another reason to defend that java habit you just can’t kick. A study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine found that coffee drinkers are less likely to die from sever…

Mystery Deepens in Bizarre British Spy Death Case

Mystery Deepens in Bizarre British Spy Death Case

Joseph Devenney/Getty Images(LONDON) — Of the myriad of questions surrounding the case of the British code breaker who was found naked and stuffed into a duffle bag in 2010, expert witnesses on Friday gave at least one answer: he most likely didn’t pu…

Cancer Diagnosis Ups Risk of Suicide, Cardiovascular Death

Cancer Diagnosis Ups Risk of Suicide, Cardiovascular Death

Monkey Business/(BOSTON) — The shock of a cancer diagnosis can have deadly consequences, according to a new study that linked the diagnosis to an increased risk of suicide, heart attack and stroke.The Swedish study followed more than 6 million adult m…

Dionne Warwick Thinks Whitney Houston Died of a Heart Attack

Dionne Warwick Thinks Whitney Houston Died of a Heart Attack

Mark Sullivan/WireImage(NEW YORK) — In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, Dionne Warwick revealed how she thinks her cousin Whitney Houston died.“You know, in all honesty, I think she had a heart attack, that’s what I think hap…

At the End of a Child’s Life, Parents at a Loss for Words

At the End of a Child’s Life, Parents at a Loss for Words

Hemera Technologies/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Debbie Lewis will never forget the day she had to tell her daughter, Emily, that the 12-year-old was going to die.Emily had been diagnosed since age 9 with Wilms tumor, a pediatric kidney cancer.  The di…

John Belushi Remembered on 30th Anniversary of His Death

John Belushi Remembered on 30th Anniversary of His Death

Ron Galella/WireImage(NEW YORK) — Monday marks the 30th anniversary of legendary comedic actor John Belushi’s death.  He was found dead on March 5, 1982, from an accidental drug overdose.  Belushi, the brother of Jim Belushi, was 33 years ol…

‘Glee’ Winter Finale Ends with Attempted Suicide, Pregnancy, Possible Death

‘Glee’ Winter Finale Ends with Attempted Suicide, Pregnancy, Possible Death

Adam Rose/FOX(LOS ANGELES) — Tuesday night’s episode of Glee didn’t live up to the show’s title: as the finale ended, viewers witnessed what was quite possibly the death of Quinn Fabray.The episode started with nasty Sebastian, the Warblers’ frontman,…

Disabled Teen Falls 46 Stories in Trash Chute to His Death

Disabled Teen Falls 46 Stories in Trash Chute to His Death

Comstock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — A 17-year-old boy with Down syndrome and autism fell to his death down a garbage chute Monday night in a high-rise Chicago apartment building. Police discovered the body of Charlie Manley inside the building’s tras…

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