Fox News’ Roger Ailes Dead at 77

I can only hope Ailes was able to repent for all the lies, sorry, miss-information he and his co-conspirators at Fox News delivered to the American people.

Here is an except of a statement from his wife, Elizabeth.

“I am profoundly sad and heartbroken to report that my husband, Roger Ailes, passed away this morning,” Ailes said in the statement. “Roger was a loving husband to me, to his son Zachary, and a loyal friend to many. He was also a patriot, profoundly grateful to live in a country that gave him so much opportunity to work hard, to rise—and to give back.”



R.I.P Charlie Murphy – Dead At The Age of 57

The younger brother of Eddie Murphy passed away on Wednesday, April 12th, in a New York hospital. He was 57 years old.

Although living in the brighter light of his older brother, Charlie made a name for himself, with frequent appearances on “Chapelle’s Show,” Harlem Nights and The Perfect Lady.  He also co-starred in TV series like “Are We There Yet?” “Black Jesus,” “The Boondocks” and “Meet the Blacks.”

The news of his passing was conveyed by his publicist, who told TMZ that Charlie was undergoing chemotherapy in New York when he died. He suffered from Leukemia.



George Michael’s Cause of Death Revealed

The autopsy report is in. George Michael died of natural causes as the result of heart disease and a fatty liver, a British coroner said Tuesday.

Darren Salter, senior coroner for the county of Oxfordshire in southern England, said a post-mortem has found that the singer died of “dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver.”

Dilated cardiomyopathy is a condition in which the left ventricle of the heart becomes stretched and weakened, limiting the heart’s ability to pump blood. Myocarditis is inflammation of the heart muscle.

The former Wham! singer-songwriter was found dead at his country home in Oxfordshire on Dec. 25. He was 53.


R.I.P Alan Colmes – Dead At The Age of 66

His website was a frequent place for me to get political stories to blog about. Then around a week or so ago, Alan left a message on the site saying that he’s taking a brief leave from blogging, and assured his visitors that he will return soon. Today, I made my usual visit to alan.com to see what was going on and was shocked to the core with the news that Mr. Colmes had died.

Rest In Peace Mr. Colmes. You’re already missed.

America’s Newsroom co-anchor Bill Hemmer announced the news during Thursday’s broadcast of the Fox program.

“We have, yet again, some sad news to report here at the Fox News Channel,” said Hemmer. “Fox News contributor and frequent guest here in America’s Newsroom, Alan Colmes, has passed away.”

Colmes is survived by his wife, Jocelyn Crowley, who issued the following statement to the network:

“Alan Colmes passed away this morning after a brief illness. He was 66-years-old. He leaves his adoring and devoted wife, Jocelyn Elise Crowley. He was a great guy, brilliant, hysterical, and moral. He was fiercely loyal, and the only thing he loved more than his work was his life with Jocelyn. He will be missed. The family has asked for privacy during this very difficult time.”

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George Michael Dies at 53

He sold over 100 million albums over his 40 years career, but on Sunday, December 25th, the sultry voice of George Michael went silent. He was 53 years old. His publicist released a statement confirming the death of the star.

“It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother and friend George passed away peacefully at home over the Christmas period, his publicist said, “The family would ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult and emotional time. There will be no further comment at this stage.”

Police investigating the death say they were called to a property in Goring-on-Thames in Oxfordshire shortly before 2pm on Christmas Day. “Sadly, a 53-year-old man was confirmed deceased at the scene” the reports say. “At this stage the death is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious.”


Famed PBS Journalist Gwen Ifill Dead at 61

According to The Daily Beast, Gwen was diagnosed with endometrial cancer about a  year ago.

“I am very sad to tell you that our dear friend and beloved colleague Gwen Ifill passed away today in hospice care in Washington,” WETA President and CEO Sharon Percy Rockefeller wrote in a staff-wide email obtained by Politico. “I spent an hour with her this morning and she was resting comfortably, surrounded by loving family and friends… Earlier today, I conveyed to Gwen the devoted love and affection of all of us at WETA/NewsHour. Let us hold Gwen and her family even closer now in our hearts and prayers.”


Mother of Tupac Shakur Dead at 69 Years Old


She wasn’t as famous as her son, but Afeni Shakur, mother of Rap icon Tupac Shakur, did her part as a Black Panther activist and a philanthropist in her time. She died on Tuesday in California. She was 69 years old.

Deputies responded to a family member’s call reporting “a possible cardiac arrest” at Shakur Davis’ Sausalito home around 9:34 p.m. Monday, the Marin County Sheriff’s Office said.

Shakur Davis was taken to Marin General Hospital where she died at 10:28 p.m., the office said. There was nothing suspicious about her death and there’s no evidence of foul play, Lt. Doug Pittman said in a Tuesday afternoon news conference.
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“Sheriff’s Coroners Office will lead investigation to determine exact cause & manner of Afeni Shakur’s death,” the office said in a tweet.