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Firefighter Charged With Murder in Teen's DUI Death

A new car was waiting for victim Diana Pozderca at home

(Newser) - Diana Pozderca was on her way home from a friend's house in her 2001 Mercury Sable around 8:30pm on the night of Sept. 11. At her Sterling Heights, Mich., home there was a surprise waiting: a new Ford Fusion her parents had saved up for and planned to... More »

Parents Die in Hot Tub Before Daughter's Wedding

Husband had a heart attack and wife drowned

(Newser) - A Canadian couple was found dead in a hot tub at a Mexican resort this week just days before their only daughter's wedding, the New York Post reports. According to the Riviera Maya News , 67-year-old Charles MacKenzie and his 63-year-old wife, Dorothy, failed to show up for a family... More »

Soap Star Nathaniel Marston Dead at 40

Ex-'One Life to Live' actor succumbed to injuries from Oct. 30 car crash

(Newser) - One Life to Live fans are waking up to devastating news Thursday morning: Nathaniel Marston, the star who played Michael McBain on the long-running ABC soap opera, has died at the age of 40, People reports. Mom Elizabeth Jackson posted a heartfelt tribute to her son on Facebook Wednesday evening,... More »

Rocker's Teen Son Took LSD Before Fatal Fall

Coroner rules Arthur Cave's death accidental

(Newser) - Before rocker Nick Cave's 15-year-old son fell to his death from a 60-foot cliff in July , he had taken LSD with a friend, a coroner's inquest heard Tuesday. The coroner deemed the cause of death "accidental," the AP reports; Arthur Cave died of multiple brain injuries... More »

Star Wars Superfan Dies After Getting Final Wish

Daniel Fleetwood died of a rare cancer after private viewing of 'The Force Awakens'

(Newser) - Daniel Fleetwood, the Star Wars superfan with a terminal illness whose wish to see an advance screening of The Force Awakens came true last week, has died at the age of 32, Mashable reports. His wife, Ashley Fleetwood, announced the Texas man's death with a Facebook post early Tuesday,... More »

How One Woman Spent Final Days With Dying Husband

One Reddit user was determined to live, not just survive, the final moments

(Newser) - When 26-year-old Bangalore native Anukriti Mehta learned that her cancer-ridden husband, 28, had one month to live, she reached out to others on Reddit for tips on how best to live, as opposed to merely survive, their final days together. She pulled together tips that ranged from the practical (sort... More »

Woman Found Dead Inside Freezing Cryochamber

Experts recommend three minutes; she may have been in the machine for 10 hours

(Newser) - Authorities say a 24-year-old woman found dead a Nevada spa earlier this week had spent at least 10 hours inside a cryochamber—a machine designed to expose users to temperatures as low as negative-240 degrees, KSNV reports. According to experts, no one should spend more than three minutes in one.... More »

Woman Dies After Riding Disney's Space Mountain

July death was just made public this week

(Newser) - Records show that a woman died after riding Walt Disney World's Space Mountain this past summer. Pamela Lynn Haynes' death was included in a quarterly report theme parks are required to submit to the state. The report was made public this week. The Orlando Sentinel reports that 55-year-old Pamela... More »

Woman's Fingers Returned to Her 80 Years After Death

New Zealand is repatriating the remains of 37 individuals

(Newser) - When New Zealand educator Jessie Marguerite Fendell was found in a dry creek bed at the bottom of a cliff near the school where she worked in 1933, her family didn't believe that her death was an accident. So investigators exhumed her body three months later, sent her fingers... More »

Texas High School Football Player Collapses at Game, Dies

Community in Alto mourns Cam'ron Matthews, 6th player to die this season in US

(Newser) - The Alto Yellowjackets high school football team and an entire Texas community are mourning the death of one of their own. The Alto superintendent confirmed that Cam'ron Matthews died Saturday after collapsing during a Friday night game, KLTV reports—making the junior the sixth high school football player to... More »

Skull of Man Who Vanished 'Into the Wild' Is Found

Jack McAtee was reportedly last seen in September 2014 in Frisco

(Newser) - Jack McAtee crashed his car into a reservoir in the mountains of Colorado on Sept. 18, 2014. He survived with only a scratch and told a police officer he'd fallen asleep at the wheel. The officer suspected the crash might've been intentional and the 27-year-old spent a night... More »

The 5 Worst Places to Die in the World

'The Economist' ranks end-of-life care

(Newser) - There's no avoiding death—but some places are "better" places to die than others. The Economist looked at 80 countries and ranked them for "quality of death," looking at factors including the overall palliative care and healthcare environment, the availability and training of healthcare professionals, the... More »

Baby Chokes to Death After Mom Dies During Feeding

Freak tragedy uncovered in Hollywood

(Newser) - A tragedy in Hollywood has left a woman and her 1-year-old son dead and a 2-year-old hospitalized in critical condition. Police say the woman likely collapsed three days ago while feeding her baby, who then choked to death on some food, KTLA reports. Their bodies weren't found until Monday.... More »

High Schooler Dies After Football Injury

Kenny Bui was hurt on Friday

(Newser) - A Seattle high school football player who was injured during a game last week has died. Highline Public Schools spokeswoman Catherine Carbone Rogers says Kenny Bui died late Monday morning. Bui was injured during the fourth quarter on Friday. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle where he... More »

Mom Trying to Help Crash Victim Plunges to Own Death

SC's Jessica Smith apparently misjudged how high bridge was

(Newser) - A South Carolina family is burying its second family member in two months and a 9-year-old boy is left without a mom after a 29-year-old Good Samaritan fell to her death while trying to help an injured truck driver, WYFF reports. "Heartbroken and empty" is how Hope Smith describes... More »

Here's What Creates the Unique Smell of Human Death

New findings could help train better cadaver dogs

(Newser) - Thanks to a team of researchers from Belgium, we may be close to synthesizing and, yes, possibly even bottling and selling the smell of human death, Discovery reports. Eva Cuypers and her team at the University of Leuven separated the tissues and organs of six humans and 26 different animals,... More »

This Year, Selfies Are Deadlier Than Sharks

They've caused 12 deaths, compared to 8 from sharks

(Newser) - With the recent death of a tourist at the Taj Mahal , 2015's selfie-related death toll sits at 12—compared to just eight people who have been killed by sharks this year, Mashable reports. "It sounds like a joke, but unfortunately it isn't," writes Cailey Rizzo. The... More »

Dead Autistic Teen Left on Hot Bus for 9 Hours: Family

Hun Joon Lee died on one of S. California's hottest days of the summer

(Newser) - The family of a severely autistic teen found dead on a school bus says he may have been left there for up to nine hours on Friday, one of Southern California's hottest days of the summer, Fox News reports. The mother of Hun Joon Lee, a 19-year-old special needs... More »

FBI on the Case of Woman Who Fell Off Cruise Ship

The 59-year-old reportedly went overboard while sailing to Bar Harbor, Maine

(Newser) - The US Coast Guard says the FBI is investigating after the body of a woman who fell off a cruise ship was pulled from waters off the coast of Massachusetts. The Portland Press Herald reports the Massachusetts Medical Examiner's Office plans to perform an autopsy on the 59-year-old's... More »

Cop Who Nabbed 4K Drunk Drivers May Have Lost Daughter to One

Dan Shragal says he now has more motivation than ever

(Newser) - Dan Shragal of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department has made almost 4,000 DUI arrests during his career, but one suspected drunk driver he couldn't stop will probably haunt him for the rest of his life. Shragal, 48, was working a DUI checkpoint on Aug. 22 when his phone... More »

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