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Ashley Judd Reveals
Details of Mom's Death
May 12, 2022 9:50 AM CDT
Ashley Judd Reveals Details of Mom's Death
Naomi Judd died by suicide with a firearm, actress says
- Ashley Judd was the one to find her mother , country singer Naomi Judd, dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the actress revealed Thursday. Judd said she visited her mother on April 30, as she did every day. "Mom said to me, 'Will you stay with me?' And I...
Cheslie Kryst's Text:
'I Wish I Could Stay
With You But I Cannot'
May 4, 2022 4:05 PM CDT
Cheslie Kryst's Text: 'I Wish I Could Stay With You But I Cannot'
Mom April Simpkins appeared on Red Table Talk
- The mother of former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst was on plane rushing to be with her daughter when police confirmed the 30-year-old had died by suicide . April Simpkins spoke of her daughter's death and that January day on Wednesday on Red Table Talk , the Facebook Watch show helmed by...
Survey of LGBTQ Youth
Has Big Suicide Finding
May 4, 2022 2:34 PM CDT
Survey of LGBTQ Youth Has Big Suicide Finding
45% of them seriously considered it in 2021, Trevor Project says
- A shocking proportion of young LGBTQ people seriously considered suicide last year, according to a new survey from the Trevor Project . The mental health nonprofit says rates of suicidal ideation have risen for the third year in a row and 45% of LGBTQ youth considered suicide in 2021. The figure...
Retailer Apologizes for
'Hang With Kate Spade' Email
May 3, 2022 4:41 PM CDT
Retailer Apologizes for 'Hang With Kate Spade' Email
Fashion icon hanged herself in 2018
- Ulta Beauty has apologized for a promotional email with a title that recipients found stunningly insensitive: "Come hang with Kate Spade." The retailer was referring to the brand founded by fashion icon Kate Spade, who hanged herself in 2018. Critics said the "incredibly crass" blunder was worsened...
May 3, 2022 5:46 AM CDT
JMU Cancels Softball Season After Player's Suicide
'We will use this time to continue healing and to honor Lauren's memory'
- Virginia's James Madison University has canceled the remainder of its softball season after the death of a star athlete. Catcher Lauren Bernett, 20, of McDonald, Penn., died of an apparent suicide on April 25, according to the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office. That was the same day she was...
Was Open About
May 2, 2022 10:25 AM CDT
Naomi Judd Was Open About Mental Health Struggles
Late country star battled depression for years
- "We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness," is how daughters Ashley and Wynonna Judd put it in announcing the death of their mother, Naomi , at age 76. For those with only a passing acquaintance of the country star, that might have come as a...
James Madison U. Grieves
for Softball Star After Suicide
Apr 28, 2022 3:52 AM CDT
James Madison U. Grieves for Softball Star After Suicide
Days earlier, Lauren Bernett was named Player of the Week in her conference
- Lauren Bernett, star catcher for the James Madison University softball team, died in an apparent suicide on Tuesday, according to NBC News. In a statement announcing the death of the 20-year-old sophomore, JMU President Jonathan Alger said, “Our hearts are aching, hearing the news of the loss of one...
'Immediate Action' Called for
on Alaska Soldier Suicides
Apr 14, 2022 11:20 AM CDT
'Immediate Action' Called for on Alaska Soldier Suicides
Lawmakers are alarmed by 17 deaths, confirmed or suspected to be suicides, reported in 2021
- A bipartisan group of lawmakers is asking the US Army to take "immediate action" to address a suicide crisis in Alaska that they say claimed the lives of 17 soldiers last year. There were seven soldier suicides in Alaska in 2020 and eight in 2019, per the
Wisconsin Mom Sues Meta
Over Teen Son's Suicide
Apr 12, 2022 4:03 PM CDT
Wisconsin Mom Sues Meta Over Teen Son's Suicide
He 'became addicted to defendants’ social media product' lawsuit states
- A Wisconsin mother whose son took his own life in 2014 says he was a normal, sports-loving teen until he got sucked into social media. Donna Dawley on Monday filed a lawsuit against Facebook and Instagram parent company Meta, alleging that the company deliberately designed algorithms that made the platforms...
'Removed From Society'
Jumped From Building
Mar 30, 2022 9:25 AM CDT
Family Members 'Removed From Society' Jumped From Building
Swiss police had tried to summon the father shortly before
Four members of a French family who fell to their deaths from an apartment building in Switzerland last week jumped "one after the other," according to police. A 40-year-old man, his 41-year-old wife, her twin sister, and the couple's 8-year-old daughter died. The couple's 15-year-old...
After Capitol Cop's Suicide,
Widow Wins a Legal Fight
Mar 10, 2022 1:27 PM CST
After Capitol Cop's Suicide, Widow Wins a Legal Fight
Jeffrey Smith's death is ruled to be a 'line-of-duty' death
- A police officer who died by suicide days after protecting the US Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, has been found to have died in the line of duty. Metropolitan Police Officer Jeffrey Smith died on his way to work on Jan. 15. "Based on evidence submitted by the petitioner...
She Was Upbeat
Mar 4, 2022 11:15 AM CST
Stanford Soccer Player's Parents: She Was Upbeat Before Death
'Heartbroken' Gina and Steven Meyer don't know what triggered Katie Meyer to take her own life
The parents of a star Stanford soccer player who took her own life spoke out Friday in the hope of helping other families, saying they had no "red flags" she was struggling with her mental health, reports NBC News . In an appearance on the
show , Gina and...
Cheslie Kryst Kept
Feb 2, 2022 7:15 PM CST
Cheslie Kryst Kept Depression Hidden
Mother says no one knew until just before the former Miss USA died
- Cheslie Kryst, the former Miss USA and TV correspondent who died last weekend, had been struggling with depression, her mother said Wednesday. Kryst's death was a suicide, April Simpkins said. "In her private life, she was dealing with high-functioning depression which she hid from everyone—including me, her...
Actor Dies at 31
Feb 1, 2022 6:21 AM CST
Actor Dies at 31
Moses J. Moseley reportedly found dead of a gunshot wound in Georgia
- Moses J. Moseley, an actor best known for portraying Mike, one of Michonne's pet zombies, on
The Walking Dead
, has died. He was just 31. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ they're investigating a possible suicide. Moseley's body was found Wednesday in Stockbridge, Ga. near the Hudson Bridge,...
Former Miss USA
Found Dead in NYC
Jan 31, 2022 4:07 AM CST
Former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst Found Dead in NYC
Police say the 30-year-old lawyer died in an apparent suicide
- Cheslie Kryst, winner of the Miss USA title in 2019 , has died in an apparent suicide. NBC News reports New York City police say the body of the 30-year-old lawyer was found on West 42nd Street around 7am Sunday. Police say she apparently jumped from a terrace on the 29th...
'Abandoned Twice' Teen Kills
Self After Reunion With Parents
Jan 27, 2022 11:42 AM CST
'Abandoned Twice' Teen Kills Self After Reunion With Parents
China's Liu Xuezhou dies of suicide after reunion with birth parents goes sour
- A Chinese teen who'd recently tracked down his biological parents using the power of social media has died, apparently of suicide, after that reunion went sour—a case now shining a spotlight on everything from cyberbullying to the sale of children in China. Per the
, Liu Xuezhou,...
Farewell to the
of Charlie Brown
Jan 26, 2022 12:02 PM CST
Farewell to the Original Voice of Charlie Brown
Family, agent confirm Peter Robbins' death at 65
- The original voice of Charlie Brown has died at age 65. Peter Robbins took his own life last week, his family said in a statement to Fox 5 . His agent, Dylan Novak, tells TMZ that Robbins had checked himself into a mental hospital soon after Christmas but departed Jan. 18,...
Actress Regina King's
26-Year-Old Son Dies
Jan 22, 2022 11:39 AM CST
Actress Regina King's 26-Year-Old Son Dies
Oscar winner's rep says he took his own life
- The only son of Oscar-winning actress and director Regina King has died—just a few days after his 26th birthday,
reports. Ian Alexander Jr., a musician and DJ, committed suicide, according to
. A representative of King's confirmed that to CNN . In a statement, King said her son...
Transportation CEO Steps
In Front of Train to His Death
Jan 16, 2022 7:15 AM CST
Transportation CEO Steps In Front of Train to His Death
Jeffrey Parker, head of Atlanta's MARTA, died by suicide Friday
- The CEO and general manager of MARTA, Atlanta's transportation service, has died by suicide, per CNN . Jeffrey Parker, who'd led the agency since 2018, stepped in front of an oncoming train in Decatur on Friday, according to local outlet Decaturish . Parker's death was confirmed in a statement...
Teen Son's Death
Jan 10, 2022 12:11 AM CST
Sinead O'Connor Rails Against Ireland After Teen Son's Death
Singer posts that Shane O'Connor was on suicide watch
In a lengthy Twitter thread Sunday, Sinead O'Connor railed against Ireland's healthcare system and its child and family agency Tusla, blaming them for the death of her teenage son, the
reports. "Guess where my son learned to make the noose that hung him? He tried...
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