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Casey Kasem's Missing Body Case Gets Even Weirder

Private investigator says it's in hometown of his wife's lover

(Newser) - The saga of the late Casey Kasem's family drama continues: It was revealed this week that the iconic DJ's missing body had been moved to Canada by his wife, Jean, who had previously been accused of cheating on her dying husband. Now, a private investigator hired by Kasem'... More »

Has Casey Kasem's Body Been Located?

His former agent says it's in Canada

(Newser) - Casey Kasem's daughter said last week that her father's body was missing ; yesterday, Kasem's longtime former agent told Reuters that it's in Canada. Don Pitts said Kasem's wife, Jean, who's been battling Kasem's children from a prior marriage, had his body flown from... More »

Peaches Geldof Was Heroin Addict: Husband

Drugs found in system too pure for relapsed addict, inquest hears

(Newser) - A coroner has ruled that Peaches Geldof did, indeed, die of a heroin overdose , and her husband, Thomas Cohen, admitted at the inquest looking into her April death that she was using again shortly before her death, the Guardian reports. The 25-year-old mother of two had been taking methadone for... More »

A Month Later, Casey Kasem Still Not Buried

Daughter says his wife hasn't made arrangements

(Newser) - A month after Casey Kasem's death , the family drama is far from over: The iconic DJ still hasn't been buried, a spokesperson for Kasem's daughter tells NBC News . Kasem's second wife, Jean, has the rights to his body, and she has yet to arrange for him... More »

5 Fatal Celebrity Car Accidents

Including one whose death was predicted by a fellow celeb

(Newser) - With Tracy Morgan recovering after a car accident that killed friend and fellow comedian James McNair, Radar looks back on 11 more deadly crashes involving celebrities. Five notable ones:
  • Ryan Dunn: The 34-year-old Jackass star had a blood alcohol level of .196 and was going 130mph when his Porsche flew
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Casey Kasem Dead at 82

Daughter Kerri announces the news on Facebook

(Newser) - Radio icon Casey Kasem died this morning at age 82, his daughter Kerri announced on Facebook . "Early this Father’s Day morning, our dad Casey Kasem passed away surrounded by family and friends," she wrote. "Even though we know he is in a better place and no... More »

Porsche Sued Over Paul Walker Crash

Roger Rodas' widow says car was to blame

(Newser) - Authorities say speed alone is to blame for the deaths of Paul Walker and Roger Rodas in a fiery crash last year—but Rodas' widow begs to differ. Kristine Rodas filed a lawsuit against Porsche yesterday, claiming the Carrera GT that Rodas was driving at the time had a faulty... More »

Peaches Geldof Overdosed on Heroin: Report

It's not clear how she got the drugs

(Newser) - Toxicology tests show that Peaches Geldof died of a heroin overdose, according to the Times , which says the results will be announced at an inquest hearing today. Police found no evidence of drugs near the 25-year-old's body, and Geldof had repeatedly insisted her drug-taking days were behind her. (The... More »

Bob Hoskins Dead at 71

British actor dies after bout of pneumonia

(Newser) - British actor Bob Hoskins, whose varied career ranged from Mona Lisa to Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, has died aged 71. A family statement released today by agent Clair Dobbs said Hoskins died in a hospital after a bout of pneumonia. His wife, Linda, and children Alex, Sarah, Rosa, and Jack,... More »

5 Concert Tours That Went Tragically Wrong

All of them ended with a band member's death

(Newser) - A couple canceled shows are nothing compared to the tragedies that befell these concert tours rounded up by Listverse . A sampling:
  • Blind Melon: Frontman Shannon Hoon checked into rehab for drugs after the band's second album was recorded, and doctors warned he wasn't ready to tour. But the
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Ultimate Warrior’s Cause of Death: Massive Heart Attack

No toxicology results yet, but death listed as 'natural'

(Newser) - Ultimate Warrior, the wrestling icon who collapsed and died last week just after his return to the WWE, suffered a massive heart attack, Radar reports. The medical examiner's office listed his cause of death as "natural," due to heart disease, but will still conduct a death investigation.... More »

Peaches Geldof's Son Found Near Her Body

Husband asked friend to check on her after she didn't answer phone

(Newser) - Heartbreaking details about Peaches Geldof's final moments are trickling out: The Sun reports that her 11-month-old son, Phaedra, was near her, playing, when her body was found. "The hope is that Phaedra is so young he wasn’t aware of what was going on," says a source,... More »

Quit Your 'Synthetic' Grieving for Peaches Geldof

Tonya Gold is worried about 'deadness of spirit' in our modern world

(Newser) - Peaches Geldof was a public persona who died in the digital age , and thus all kinds of people have felt compelled to comment about her life and speculate about her death on social media. At the Guardian , Tonya Gold is not pleased about what this says about our society. "... More »

Mickey Rooney's Estate: $18K

And ugly family feud continues after his death

(Newser) - Mickey Rooney was a beloved icon, but apparently not a rich one, when he died Sunday at age 93 . The AP reports that Rooney, who signed his last will just weeks before his death, left a "modest estate" of just $18,000 to stepson Mark Rooney, who had been... More »

Peaches Geldof Wrote of 'Bliss' Before Death

Meanwhile, post-mortem results inconclusive

(Newser) - Peaches Geldof's death remains a mystery: A post-mortem examination was inconclusive, police say, so we still have no cause of death. The next step: toxicology tests, which could take several weeks, the BBC reports. Yesterday, Mother&Baby published Geldof's final column; she started working there earlier this year.... More »

Wrestling Icon 'Ultimate Warrior' Dead at 54

James Brian Hellwig collapsed outside hotel

(Newser) - The Ultimate Warrior was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Saturday, appeared at WrestleMania XXX on Sunday, and on Monday, he appeared on Monday Night Raw for the first time in years. Yesterday he died unexpectedly, at the age of 54. "Every man's heart one day beats... More »

What Killed Peaches Geldof?

Police find no evidence of drugs, suicide note, or injury: reports

(Newser) - The death of 25-year-old Peaches Geldof is still baffling a day later: Police are investigating, and a forensic pathologist will try to determine cause of death tomorrow, but while police are calling it an "unexplained sudden death," they do not consider it suspicious. Geldof was known for being... More »

Peaches Geldof Dead at 25

Cause of death not yet clear

(Newser) - British model, TV presenter, and socialite Peaches Geldof is dead at age 25. Police were called to an address in Kent, England, over "concern for the welfare of a woman" there today, and Geldof was later pronounced dead by paramedics, the BBC reports. Geldof, daughter of musician Bob Geldof... More »

Speed Alone Killed Paul Walker: Authorities

Porsche was going as fast as 93mph immediately before crash

(Newser) - Investigators have officially confirmed what has long been suspected : Unsafe driving is solely to blame for the crash that killed Paul Walker and Roger Rodas, not a mechanical problem with the Porsche or roadway conditions. The Carrera GT was going between 80mph and 93mph when Rodas lost control and crashed... More »

Actor James Rebhorn Dead at 65

'Homeland' character actor battled skin cancer for years

(Newser) - James Rebhorn, a character actor known for playing Claire Danes' troubled father on Homeland, died at home in New Jersey on Friday at age 65, TMZ reports. The Philadelphia native had been battling skin cancer since his melanoma diagnosis in 1992. Rebhorn's prolific, five-decade career included a memorable role... More »

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