Jessy Cook has been found dead, authorities say. Cook, 18, went missing earlier this week after plunging off Huntington pier.
Officials said on Friday they had identified a body discovered in Huntington Beach, CA, as the missing 18-year-old. Whether Cook jumped or fell off the pier remains unclear.
A body was found near Tower 7 at the beach Thursday afternoon. A spokesperson from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department identified that individual as Cook.
Witnesses said they saw Jessy Cook, an 18-year-old from Temecula, go into the water Tuesday before losing sight of her. Her disappearance was reported to the Coast Guard around 11:40 p.m. Continue reading
Keely Smith, the Grammy winning singer known for her solo recordings of jazz standards as well as her partnership with her first husband, Louis Prima, died Dec. 16 in Palm Springs, Calif. She was 89 and had been suffering from heart failure, according to her publicist, Bob Merlis.
Her hits included “Bei Mir Bist Du Schön” and “I’ve Got You Under My Skin.” “That Old Black Magic,” which she reprised with Kid Rock at the 2008 Grammy awards, made a big impression on pop culture: Kermit the frog, wearing a wig, performed as Smith on the early Muppets show “Sam and Friends,” singing “That Old Black Magic.” Smith and Prima also performed the hit at John F. Kennedy’s inauguration.
Born Dorothy Jacqueline Keely in Norfolk, Va., she was of Cherokee and Irish parentage. She started out singing at a naval air station band and got her first paying job at age 15 with the Earl Bennett band. Continue reading
Sam Heisel, the 15-year-old boy from Brentwood who had been missing since Tuesday, has been found dead in O’Fallon, Mo.
Authorities had been searching for Heisel since his family’s car was found crashed into a pole on Old Highway 79 and North Main Street in O’Fallon. Several suicide notes were reportedly located inside the wrecked vehicle.
The family released the following statement confirming the teen’s passing;
“STATEMENT FROM THE HEISEL FAMILY RE. END OF SEARCH FOR SAMUEL ‘SAM’ HEISEL Continue reading
A North Carolina high school has denied a family’s plea to recognize their dead daughter’s name at the school’s graduation ceremony.
The parents of Rachel Rosoff, 17, who was fatally electrocuted in a pool last September, appealed to William G. Enloe Magnet High School to recognize their daughter but were left disappointed when the school rejected their request. Continue reading
Session musician turned hit maker, Leon Russell has died in Nashville. He was 74. Russell was inducted into both the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame and the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2011.
According to his wife, Jan Bridges, the ‘A Song For You’ singer passed away in his sleep. Russell suffered a heart attack in July 2016, requiring bypass surgery. Since then, he had postponed shows while convalescing at home. He had hoped to return to the schedule in January 2017 but that was not to be.
The Master Of Space And Time was a legendary musician and songwriter originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma who performed his gospel-infused southern boogie piano rock, blues, and country music for over 50 years. Leon led the famous Joe Cocker’s ‘Mad Dogs & Englishmen’ tour and performed with George Harrison and Friends at the Concert For Bangladesh. Continue reading
Conspiracy theorist, Max Spiers, is dead and the official cause of death is leaving friends and family with more questions than answers. Friends with Spiers at the time of his death say he vomited a mysterious black fluid.
Spiers, 39, was found by Polish authorities dead on a sofa. He was visiting Poland to give a speech on conspiracy theories and UFOs. Just days before his untimely death he sent a text to his mother saying “If anything happens to me, investigate.”
Spiers was ruled to have died from natural causes despite no post-mortem examination being carried out on his body. Friends have claimed he died in a Warsaw apartment after he ‘vomited a black liquid‘. His dark investigations into UFOs and government cover-ups may have made him enemies who wanted him dead, claims his mother Vanessa Bates. Continue reading
Mexican singer and icon Juan Gabriel, aka, Alberto Aguilera Valadez, has passed away. He was 66.
The superstar singer died Sunday morning in Santa Monica, California, from a heart attack, Univision reports.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Gabriel’s family and friends at this difficult time. Continue reading
Jerry Doyle, actor and nationally syndicated right-libertarian radio show host, has passed away. He was 60. Hours before his death, Doyle was actively posting to his Facebook account. In one post he asked, “What’s Wrong With Bill Clinton?” while noting the former president’s noticeable tremors during his DNC appearance.
Doyle was perhaps best known for his role on science fiction series, “Babylon 5,” where he played Security Chief Michael Garibaldi. He was found unresponsive at his Las Vegas home Wednesday.
Sources tell us … a call was made to his Las Vegas home yesterday afternoon after he was found unresponsive. It’s unclear how the political radio talk show host and actor died Continue reading
Singer, Alejandro “Jano“ Fuentes, who appeared on the Mexican version of singing competition “The Voice,” has died after being shot on Chicago’s Southwest side.
Fuentes, 45, was shot in the head several times by an unknown assailant who ordered him from his vehicle. Friends who were traveling with the singer said, noting was taken in the execution style murder.
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed that 45-year-old Alejandro “Jano” Fuentes died on Saturday. Continue reading
Alan Young, the actor who played on the classic TV series “Mister Ed,” about a talking horse, has died. He was 96.
Young died Thursday at the Motion Picture and Television Home in Woodland Hills, Calif.
On the series, which ran from 1961-66 on CBS, Young played architect Wilbur Post, who was married to Carol (played by Connie Hines, who died in 2009) and kept a horse, Mr. Ed, in their
suburban stable. Continue reading