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S. Korean Actress Found Dead at 26

Song Yoo-jung is only the latest of nation's young stars to die

(Newser) - A disturbing trend in South Korea has continued in 2021: Another of the nation's young stars has been found dead. Actress Song Yoo-jung, 26, died on Saturday in Seoul, though no cause of death has been revealed, reports CNN . As the New York Times notes, her unexpected death has...

Missing Yosemite Hiker Is Found Dead

'Alice' Yu Xie, 41, found dead on Jan. 16 in Yosemite National Park after ill-fated hike

(Newser) - A hiker who went missing at Yosemite National Park earlier this month has been found dead. National Park Service officials say the body of "Alice" Yu Xie, 41, was found Jan. 16 at the base of Upper Yosemite Fall, per KCRA . KTLA reports that Xie had traveled to the...

For 50 Years, He Was an On-Air 'Everyman.' Now, a Final Signoff

Legendary broadcaster Larry King dead at 87; no cause of death given, but he'd been battling COVID

(Newser) - Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars, and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century, died Saturday. He was 87. King died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Ora Media, the studio and network he co-founded, tweeted . His son Chance King...

Interpreter Who Was ASL 'Royalty' Dies of COVID

Patty Sakal interpreted for Hawaii's deaf community for nearly four decades

(Newser) - In Hawaii, she was known among her colleagues as "interpreter royalty." To the Aloha State's deaf community, Patty Sakal was simply the one who kept them in the know on all the news of the day. Now, sad news from our westernmost state: Sakal has died of...

He Was Forced to Leave the Shelter. Then, Tragedy

Raphael Andre, who was homeless, died in port-a-potty steps from shelter on cold Montreal night

(Newser) - A homeless man's tragic death in Canada is shining a spotlight on the far-reaching consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. Montreal police say an Indigenous Innu man died overnight Saturday on a cold street just steps away from a shelter that was forced to close for the night, partly due...

Son of Supermodel, Billionaire Dead at 24

Harry Brant suffered accidental drug overdose: Peter Brant and Stephanie Seymour

(Newser) - He was the son of a billionaire and one of the world's first supermodels. But if Harry Brant led a charmed life, it came to a crashing halt over the weekend. The 24-year-old New York socialite was found dead of an accidental drug overdose on Sunday, according to his...

Execution Ends 'Unprecedented Run'

Dustin Higgs was the last federal inmate put to death under the Trump administration

(Newser) - The Trump administration early Saturday carried out its 13th federal execution since July, an unprecedented run that concluded just five days before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden—an opponent of the federal death penalty. Dustin Higgs, convicted of ordering the killings of three women in a Maryland wildlife refuge...

The Surviving Half of Siegfried & Roy Has Died

Siegfried Fischbacher died in Las Vegas at 81 after a battle with pancreatic cancer

(Newser) - Legendary illusionist Siegfried Fischbacher didn't last long on this earth without Roy Horn, his partner on stage and in life, reports the Las Vegas Review-Journal . The 81-year-old magician, one half of Siegfried & Roy, died late Wednesday following a battle with pancreatic cancer. His death comes eight months after...

Dodgers Legend Dead at 93

Manager and Hall of Famer Tommy Lasorda led team to 2 World Series

(Newser) - Tommy Lasorda, the fiery Hall of Fame manager who guided the Los Angeles Dodgers to two World Series titles and later became an ambassador for the sport he loved during his 70-plus years with the franchise, has died at 93. The Dodgers said Friday he had a heart attack at...

Goodbye, Officer Hooks

'Police Academy' actor Marion Ramsey is dead at 73

(Newser) - She charmed audiences as Officer Laverne Hooks in one of the most prolific movie comedy series of the '80s. Now, sad news on actor Marion Ramsey: The 73-year-old died Thursday at her Los Angeles home. Ramsey's management team confirmed her death to Deadline , though it's not yet...

Bestselling Novelist Eric Jerome Dickey Dead at 59

He died from cancer on Sunday

(Newser) - Eric Jerome Dickey, the bestselling novelist who blended crime, romance, and eroticism in Sister, Sister; Waking With Enemies; and dozens of other stories about contemporary Black life, has died at age 59. Dickey's publicist at Penguin Random House told the AP that the author died of cancer Sunday in...

China's 'Glacier Bro' Is Likely Dead

Wang Xiangjun, 30, went missing while visiting a glacial waterfall

(Newser) - A Chinese social media influencer is believed to be dead after vanishing on Dec. 20. Wang Xiangjun, known as "Glacier Bro" due to his penchant for exploring glaciers while talking about climate change, was at a glacial waterfall in Tibet when footage shows him apparently lose his balance near...

Star of Deadliest Catch Is Dead at 33

No cause of death given for Nick McGlashan, who had battled substance abuse issues

(Newser) - A familiar face from the show Deadliest Catch is gone. TMZ reports that 33-year-old Nick McGlashan died Sunday in Nashville, Tenn. Authorities haven't released a cause of death because it's still under investigation, per the Hollywood Reporter . McGlashan appeared on the Discovery show from 2013 to 2020, though...

He Vanished 13 Years Ago. Now, the US Places Blame

Finger officially pointed at Iran for abduction, death of retired FBI agent Robert Levinson

(Newser) - The Trump administration for the first time on Monday formally blamed Iran for the presumed death of retired FBI agent Robert Levinson, publicly identifying two Iranian intelligence officers believed responsible for his abduction. Levinson disappeared in Iran under mysterious circumstances more than a decade ago, and though US diplomats and...

Mom Falls to Death at 'Perfect Selfie' Spot

Rosy Loomba climbed past safety barriers, warning signs at Australian national park, police say

(Newser) - A weekend family outing turned tragic after a mom plummeted to her death off a cliff in front of her husband and two young sons while trying to take a photo. News.com.au reports that 38-year-old Rosy Loomba was hiking with her family Saturday in Grampians National Park, in...

300-Plus People in This City Hospitalized With Mystery Illness

It's not COVID that's made hundreds of Indian residents in the city of Eluru sick

(Newser) - At least one person has died and several hundred more have been hospitalized in a town in southeastern India, and officials there aren't quite sure why. CNN notes that although India is second only to the United States in terms of the coronavirus cases it's had, with nearly...

After Iranian Scientist Is Killed, 'Serious Indications' Emerge

Benjamin Netanyahu had mentioned Mohsen Fakhrizadeh before, said 'remember that name'

(Newser) - Iran's foreign minister is alleging the killing of a scientist linked to the country's disbanded military nuclear program has "serious indications" of an Israeli role. Mohammad Javad Zarif made the statement Friday on Twitter, per the AP . "Terrorists murdered an eminent Iranian scientist today," Zarif...

Country Music Legend With Dementia Dies

Hal Ketchum, known for hit 'Small Town Saturday Night,' has died at the age of 67

(Newser) - A country music legend is gone. "With great sadness and grief we announce that Hal passed away peacefully last night at home due to complications of Dementia," Andrea Ketchum, wife of Hal Ketchum, posted on Facebook and his website Tuesday, per CNN . The 67-year-old, who put out his...

Police: Man Killed After Being Run Over by 3 Drivers

Jose Fuentes died in South Los Angeles on Sunday night

(Newser) - Hit-and-runs are tragic but not entirely uncommon. What happened to Jose Fuentes was. The Los Angeles Police Department says the 50-year-old was hit and killed by three successive hit-and-run drivers on Sunday night. Fox 11 reports Fuentes was crossing the intersection of 77th Street and Central Avenue in South Los...

Firefighter Too Late to Save Wife From Blaze at Own Home

'His whole world has been flipped upside down'

(Newser) - A Florida firefighter who rushed to the scene of a local fire made an awful discovery this week. Per a GoFundMe page set up by fellow firefighter Christopher Morales, Corey Logan, a 20-year veteran of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, was working overtime Tuesday when he got a Ring alert on his...

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