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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 »

Jagger, L'Wren Scott's Sister Butt Heads Over Funeral

Sister says her own brother is also trying to bar her from Scott's funeral

(Newser) - Drama has erupted over L'Wren Scott's funeral: Longtime partner Mick Jagger is planning a private service in LA, while Scott's sister, Jan Shane, wants the fashion designer buried near their childhood home in Utah, sources tell the New York Daily News . Jagger has reportedly been in discussions... More »

Jagger Was About to Settle Down With L'Wren Scott

Rolling Stones rally around Mick as death is declared suicide

(Newser) - L'Wren Scott's death was officially ruled a suicide yesterday—and made even more tragic by a revelation from her brother-in-law. Her longtime lover Mick Jagger "had recently decided to end his hotel lifestyle, and I understand they had just bought a $10 million home in New York,... More »

L'Wren 'Clearly Wanted to' Make Sure She Died: Source

As report comes out that she was about to shut her business

(Newser) - When L'Wren Scott hanged herself with a black satin scarf Monday, she also wrapped a tie around her neck—and law enforcement sources tell the New York Post that indicates Scott wanted to be absolutely certain she died. "The necktie would apply more pressure," one source explains.... More »

Mick Jagger: 'I Am Struggling to Understand'

Says he will 'never forget' L'Wren Scott

(Newser) - Mick Jagger's website has been transformed: The home page title reads simply, "L'Wren," and after a picture of his longtime girlfriend, Jagger issues a statement about L'Wren Scott's death . "I am still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end... More »

One of TV's 'Two Fat Ladies' Dead at 66

Clarissa Dickson Wright died after a very full life

(Newser) - Both of TV's "Fat Ladies" have sung. Clarissa Dickson Wright, one half of the BBC's "Two Fat Ladies" cooking duo, died in Edinburgh Saturday at age 66, the BBC reports. Wright was a former lawyer who filmed four of the "Fat Ladies" series, going on... More »

Inside the Exclusive Condo Where L'Wren Scott Died

She may have used a scarf of her own design to hang herself

(Newser) - The condo building where fashion designer L'Wren Scott was found dead yesterday is the ninth most expensive address in New York City, an exclusive building where units sell for $10 million or more and Scott's neighbors included Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, the New York Daily News reports.... More »

What Led L'Wren Scott to Suicide?

Sources say fashion designer was struggling with depression

(Newser) - Speculation is swirling: Why would L'Wren Scott kill herself , as she is believed to have done yesterday? Not surprisingly, it took the New York Post very little time to find multiple sources who claim Scott and Mick Jagger had recently broken up after a dozen years together. One of... More »

Mick Jagger's Girlfriend Found Dead

L'Wren Scott's assistant found her hanged this morning

(Newser) - L'Wren Scott—fashion designer, model, and Mick Jagger's girlfriend—has been found dead in an apparent suicide in her Manhattan apartment, sources tell the New York Post . Scott's assistant found the 47-year-old, hanged, around 10am today, police tell the New York Daily News . Foul play is not... More »

10 Celebs Who Didn't Make It to Age 44

Live fast, die young?

(Newser) - These 39 celebrities rounded up by Radar will be forever young—they all died before reaching age 44. A sampling:
  • John Belushi: Died of a drug overdose at 33.
  • John Candy: Died of a heart attack at 43.
  • Chris Farley: Died of a heart attack combined with a drug overdose
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