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6-Year-Old Kills Herself After Being Sent to Room

She's the youngest person to commit suicide in Oregon

(Newser) - Oregon’s medical examiner has concluded that 6-year-old Samantha Kuberski intentionally committed suicide, making her the youngest person ever to kill herself in the state. The first-grader hanged herself in December with a belt from an unused crib, after being sent to her room for arguing with her mother, AOL...

Mystery of King Tut's Death Solved

Pharaoh died of malaria, bone condition

(Newser) - Scientists armed with DNA evidence believe they’ve discovered the long-mysterious cause of King Tut’s death: a combination of malaria and bone abnormalities. The cause of the young pharaoh’s early demise has been a topic of speculation ever since his tomb was uncovered, with theories ranging from gangrene...

Casey Johnson Died of Self-Neglect

Thirty-year-old wasn't taking insulin, medication

(Newser) - Casey Johnson died of “natural” causes and a disregard for her own well-being, the LA County coroner said today. The 30-year-old diabetic hadn’t been taking her insulin or other medications, hadn’t been exercising, and hadn’t been following the strict diet doctors prescribed for her. The official...

Brittany Murphy Autopsy: Cause of Death 'Deferred'

Final report must await toxicology test results

(Newser) - Brittany Murphy's autopsy is complete, but the LA county coroner's office won't determine an official cause of death until after the completion of toxicology tests, which could take as long as 2 months. The 32-year-old actress, who died yesterday after suffering cardiac arrest, was bleeding internally before her death, a...

Annie Le Strangled: Autopsy
 Annie Le Strangled: Autopsy   

Annie Le Strangled: Autopsy

(Newser) - Connecticut's state medical examiner says Yale University grad student Annie Le died of traumatic asphyxiation, meaning she was strangled. Dr. Wayne Carver's office released a short statement about the autopsy today, three days after 24-year-old Le was found hidden inside the basement wall of a Yale medical school research building....

Jackson Autopsy Results Delayed Indefinitely

(Newser) - The Los Angeles County coroner's office has delayed the release of Michael Jackson's autopsy results indefinitely after meeting with police investigators, the Los Angeles Times reports. Officials, who earlier said that the results would probably be out next week, now say they have no idea when they will be made...

Coroner Delays Release of Jackson Autopsy

(Newser) - The Los Angeles County coroner's office says release of Michael Jackson's autopsy results will be delayed. Officials had said they planned to make the reports public this week, but Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said today the announcement will probably not come until next week. Winter did not discuss reasons...

DEA Hits Jacko Doc's Office
 DEA Hits Jacko Doc's Office 

DEA Hits Jacko Doc's Office

(Newser) - A task force of federal drug-enforcement agents, Los Angeles detectives, and local police raided the Houston offices of Michael Jackson’s personal doctor today, ABC News reports. Sources say a search warrant was obtained based on preliminary autopsy results linking Jackson’s death to an anesthetic used only in hospitals....

Questions Linger in Wake of Memorial
 Questions Linger 
 in Wake of Memorial 

Questions Linger in Wake of Memorial

How much it will cost? Where is his body? And what caused his death?

(Newser) - Fans are donating to the city of Los Angeles in an effort to defray the cost of Michael Jackson’s memorial, E! reports. The final total is still in the works, and some famous friends and corporate sponsors are rumored to have donated generously. More from the aftermath:
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Passenger Dies on Luxury Flu-Liner
Passenger Dies on
Luxury Flu-Liner

Passenger Dies on Luxury Flu-Liner

(Newser) - A 74-year-old passenger has died after some 150 people fell ill with suspected norovirus on the luxury cruise liner Marco Polo, reports the BBC. The ship was touring the UK and Ireland with some 1100 passengers and staff when the illness broke out. The liner is currently being held at...

Risky Drug Found at Jackson's
 Risky Drug 
 Found at 

Risky Drug Found at Jackson's

Nurse admits he begged her for it, she refused

(Newser) - Propofol, a surgical anesthetic so dangerous the person who provided it could be prosecuted for manslaughter, has been found in Michael Jackson’s home, sources tell TMZ. “There is no conceivable way this drug can be properly prescribed for home use,” one source says of Propofol, which can...

Infomercial Icon Mays Dead at 50

TV Pitchman wasn't wearing a seatbelt: FAA

(Newser) - Television pitchman Billy Mays was found dead in his Tampa, Fla., home today, the St. Petersburg Times reports. He was 50. The promoter of everything from baking soda to cleaning supplies said he felt unwell last night after landing in a 737 airplane that blew out a front tire. Mays...

'No Red Flag' in Jackson Doc Interview: LAPD

2nd autopsy done for family, but likely without singer's brain

(Newser) - Los Angeles police interviewed Michael Jackson's doctor, Conrad Murray, for 3 hours last night and found “no red flag” or indication of foul play in the pop icon's death, a source tells the LA Times. The LAPD says Murray is cooperating and is not a suspect, but Jackson's family...

Jackson's Body Released to Family

(Newser) - Michael Jackson’s body has been released to his family, Reuters reports. The family is said to be meeting at Jackson’s parents’ home to discuss funeral arrangements, but no plans have been released to the public. The body was taken to a mortuary from the morgue after an autopsy...

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