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10 States Where Chance of Dying Young Is Highest

JAMA study blames opioids, alcoholism, suicide

(Newser) - "Some of our states are falling behind other, less developed countries" when it comes to premature death, says University of Washington epidemiologist Ali Mokdad, whose new study in JAMA shows a major disparity in the death rates of people aged 20 to 55 in California and those in West... More »

23-Year-Old Elite Cyclist Crashes, Dies of Cardiac Arrest

Belgian Michael Goolaerts crashed just before the mid-way point of the Paris-Roubaix race

(Newser) - By NPR's count, Sunday brought the fifth death of an elite cyclist, the oldest of whom was just 25, since 2016. Belgian Michael Goolaerts crashed just before the midway point of the Paris-Roubaix race and died Sunday night of cardiac arrest, said his team, Veranda's Willems-Crelan. He was... More »

Linda Brown Dies 64 Years After Case That Made History

Decision led to school desegregation

(Newser) - Linda Brown lived to be 75 years old, but she had secured her place in history by the time she was 9. Brown, who died in her hometown of Topeka, Kan., this week, was at the center of the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education case that caused school segregation... More »

Teen Left His Friends at a Bar. Then, a 'Significant Drop'

'Mystery' surrounds the death of American Mark Dombroski in Bermuda

(Newser) - First he was declared missing , then found dead . But the story behind what happened to US college student Mark Dombroski in Bermuda is far from over, as "mystery" still abounds, the Royal Gazette reports. Police there say the 19-year-old's body was found in a dry moat at the... More »

'Keyboard Cat' Has Tickled His Last Ivory

Internet sensation Bento has died at age 8

(Newser) - An online memento to Bento is how many fans found out some sad news late last week about one of the internet's most famous cats. People reports that a six-minute tribute to the renowned "Keyboard Cat" was posted Friday, announcing the musically inclined feline's death on March... More »

He Trained Firemen to Catch Snakes. A Snake Killed Him

Malaysian 'Snake Whisperer' Abu Zarin Hussin dies just days after trying to catch a cobra

(Newser) - Just a few days after being bitten by a cobra, Malaysia's famous "Snake Whisperer" has died. The Star and Free Malaysia Today report that 33-year-old firefighter Abu Zarin Hussin was attacked by the snake earlier this week in Betong while trying to catch it, and he was rushed... More »

Congresswoman Who Served 16 Terms Dead at 88

New York's 'tough as nails' Louise Slaughter was planning on going for her 17th term

(Newser) - An aide to Rep. Louise Slaughter says the 88-year-old Democratic congresswoman from upstate New York has died. Slaughter was serving her 16th term in Congress and was the top Democrat on the House Rules Committee, per the AP . She was the first woman to chair that committee when she led... More »

Cables Were Being Tightened Before Bridge's Deadly Collapse

Brand-new FIU bridge flattened cars

(Newser) - It was supposed to be a "signature project" that people would identify with Florida International University. Instead, it's the scene of a still unexplained tragedy that left at least six people dead. At least nine injured people were pulled from the rubble Thursday after a pedestrian bridge collapsed... More »

Man Linked to Holloway Case Dies After Ambushing Woman

John Christopher Ludwick got stabbed when she fought back

(Newser) - A man who said he helped to dispose of Natalee Holloway's remains is dead after he tried to kidnap a Florida woman. John Christopher Ludwick, 32, attempted to kidnap her as she got out of her car in her North Port driveway Tuesday; she fought back, and in the... More »

17 Years After Acid Attack, Dr. Phil's Sister-in-Law Dies

Cindi Broaddus was hit by acid thrown from overpass

(Newser) - The sister-in-law of Dr. Phil McGraw has died, 17 years after the act of a malignant stranger changed her life forever. Cindi Broaddus was a sleeping passenger in a car being driven from Oklahoma to San Diego in 2001 when she was hit by a bottle of sulfuric acid somebody... More »

Boy Dies After Falling Off Cliff at Ski Resort

His younger brother, 10, survived in French Alps accident; man dies in separate incident

(Newser) - Two separate ski vacations, two separate tragedies in the French Alps over the weekend. The first involved a boy said to be 12 or 13, who died after falling off a cliff at the Avoriaz ski resort, report the BBC and Mirror . Per LCI News, the boy and his 10-year-old... More »

2 Weeks After Crash, a 4th Grand Canyon Victim

31-year-old becomes 4th UK tourist to die after fiery crash; 3 survivors remain

(Newser) - A tourist pulled from the wreckage of a fiery helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon died from his injuries Thursday, per Nevada authorities. The Clark County coroner confirmed in a statement that 31-year-old Neil Udall (also IDed as Jonathan Udall ) died at University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, the... More »

Dog Owner Dies Trying to Rescue Stranded Pet

Victim fell from cliff in Golden Gate National Recreation Area

(Newser) - The death of a 67-year-old man in Golden Gate National Recreation Area has California park officials reiterating a warning: When a dog gets stranded on a cliff, leave him be. Chances are, the dog will return to safety, while would-be rescuers risk their lives, reports ABC7 . In this case, the... More »

Explorer Turned Back, but Decision Came Too Late

'New Yorker' looks at Henry Worsley's epic Antarctic feat and its tragic end

(Newser) - After 71 days and more than 900 miles, British explorer Henry Worsley finally made the agonizing decision to end his epic journey through the Antarctic in early 2016. The decision, however, came too late, and the 55-year-old died of organ failure after being airlifted out. Incredibly, he was just 30... More »

'One of a Kind' House of Cards Star Dies at 59

Reg E. Cathey had suffered from lung cancer

(Newser) - As Freddy Hayes, he served up barbecue to Frank Underwood on House of Cards, while on The Wire he served as right-hand man to Mayor Tommy Carcetti. Now, sad news out of New York: Actor Reg E. Cathey died there at age 59 after fighting lung cancer, TMZ reports. The... More »

After a Dramatic Rescue, a 'Terrible and Painful Decision'

Climber declared dead on 'Killer Mountain'

(Newser) - Climbing partners Elisabeth Revol and Tomasz Mackiewicz are believed to have achieved their goal of reaching the summit of Pakistan's notorious "Killer Mountain" in winter—but at a terrible cost. The pair called for help from Nanga Parbat on Friday and Revol, a French national, was brought down... More »

It Was Her Very First Cruise. Now She's Missing

Juwanna Brooks 'seen going overboard' Carnival ship; 2nd woman dead on another Carnival vessel

(Newser) - A woman is dead and another is missing after each fell from decks of separate Carnival cruise ships over the weekend. An unidentified woman aboard the Carnival Elation, which departed Jacksonville, Fla., on Thursday for a four-day cruise to the Bahamas, fell from a room balcony Friday before hitting a... More »

A Television 'Storm Chaser' Is Dead at 38

Joel Taylor starred in the Discovery series

(Newser) - One of the stars of the popular Discovery reality show Storm Chasers has died at age 38. Friends broke the news about Joel Taylor on social media Tuesday, reports People . Details on how Taylor died haven't been released, other than it was "sudden" and not believed to be... More »

Skydiving Tragedy: 'He Hit the Roof Pretty Hard'

Unidentified man killed after crashing into home in Perris, Calif.

(Newser) - A skydiver was killed after he slammed into the roof of a California home Monday afternoon after it appeared his main parachute didn't open, KABC reports. "He hit the roof pretty hard," a witness says, adding that the unidentified man's orange emergency chute, which didn't... More »

Man Says He Threw Dead Wife Into River After Graceland Trip

Philip Snider's story has changed several times

(Newser) - A Hartville, Ohio, man says his sickly wife was bent on seeing Graceland before she died, and so Philip and Roberta Snider set off for Memphis on Jan. 4. According to Philip Snider, the journey proved too much for his wife, and she died in a hotel parking lot . But... More »

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