DURHAM COUNTY, NC. (THECOUNT) — Raekwon Nixon, of Brooklyn, New York, has been identified as the victim in a Saturday night fatal motorcycle collision in Durham County.
Nixon, 24, was killed in a motorcycle crash involving a hit-and-run vehicle Saturday Night near Durham.
According to reports, Nixon was operating a Honda CBR motorcycle on Holloway St near N Hyde Park Ave in Durham, when a vehicle, operated by 45-year-old Amado Lopez of Durham, came into contact with the bike around 9 p.m. Saturday.
Lopez then fled the scene of the crash and was located by authorities a short time later.
Nixon was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries.
Lopez has been charged with felony hit-and-run resulting in death. He was placed in custody of the Durham County Jail under a $10,000 bond.
Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember the social media influencer and musician:
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Geo quick facts: Durham County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 267,587, making it the sixth-most populous county in North Carolina. Its county seat is Durham – Wikipedia.
LONDON, UK. (THECOUNT) — Nicole Thea, a pregnant Youtube star and social media influencer, died along with her full-term baby son on Saturday. She was 24.
A statement from her mother, posted to Thea’s Instagram account, made the sad announcement.
“To all Nicole’s friends and supporters it is with great sadness that I have to inform you that Nicole and her son she and Boga named Reign sadly passed away on Saturday morning,” it stated, adding that Thea’s boyfriend, Global Boga, decided to allow Nicole’s pre-scheduled YouTube videos to air.
Thea was eight months pregnant.
A cause of death was not provided.
GILROY, CA. (THECOUNT) — Santino William Legan has been pictured on the grounds of the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting on Sunday.
Before the shooting, Legan posted on Instagram on a now-deleted account from the festival.
One said: ‘Ayyy garlic festival time. Come get wasted on overpriced s**t.’ It showed a photograph from the festival.
A witness video appeared to show officers surrounding the suspect after they took him town within minutes of when he started shooting.
Legan was identified as the gunman who opened fire and killed three people Sunday night at the Gilroy Garlic Festival, including a 6-year-old boy according to a media report.
Legan, 19, allegedly opened fire with an assault-type rifle and wounded 12 other people before police shot and killed him, according to CBS.
ORIGINAL INFORMATION: Police and emergency personnel are responding to reports of a shooting early evening involving multiple victims at the Gilroy Garlic Festival, in Gilroy, CA.
Ambulance crews were told 11 people were down in an active shooter incident at Gilroy’s Christmas Hill Park.
The annual festival was wrapping up its third and final day when the reports came in, reports NBCBayArea.
No further details were immediately available.
Geo quick facts: Gilroy is a city in Northern California’s Santa Clara County, south of Morgan Hill and north of San Benito County. The city’s population was 48,821 at the 2010 United States Census – Wikipedia.
Chicago rapper G Herbo is a free man after getting locked up last week following a gun charge.
The rapper’s fiancée, Ariana Fletcher, posted the happy news on Instagram with the caption “Daddy’s home!” along with a video of the two kissing.
The Humble Beast rapper was originally arrested on Feb. 22 when he and two other men were caught with loaded guns during a traffic stop in Chicago. Herbo and the men were each charged with one felony count of aggravated unlawful use of a loaded weapon in a vehicle with no Firearm Owners’ Identification card. The rapper had a bail hearing on Feb. 23, and while he wasn’t released then, his bail was set at $25,000. Continue reading
Live video streaming service, YouNow singer, Hannah Stone, has died from an apparent suicide, reports say. She passed away last week after taking a month-long break from social media in October. She was 16.
Stone died on November 1, just two weeks before her 17th birthday. According to her obituary, Hannah died at SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York, ‘with her loving family by her side’.
In September, the teen shared a cryptic tweet, saying: ‘I’ll never be able to describe how sorry I am.’ A month later, she posted a photo of herself with the caption: ‘Officially on do not disturb mode from now on.’ Hannah had decided to take a break from her social media. Her last Instagram post was on October 14. Continue reading
A Canadian woman who once boasted about her new edgy eyeball tattoo, has now posted graphic images of the same eye oozing a sickly purple dye. Catt Gallinger says a risky tattoo on her eyeball may now leave her partially blind.
Gallinger, 24, a body modification enthusiast from Ottawa, is trying to warn others of the dangers of getting a “scleral tattoo,” which consists of injecting ink into the white part of the eyeball.
Gallinger, who has a forked tongue, piercings and tattoos, has undergone painful procedures before, but she wrote on Facebook that immediately after the tattoo was done on Sep. 5, purple dye began streaming down her face, and her eye was swollen shut the next day. “I took my eyesight for granted and trusted someone I shouldn’t have,” she said in a video posted Monday. “And even if this heals, my eyesight is not going to be back.” Gallinger told Global News that she knows multiple people who have tattooed scleras and haven’t had an issue, but she says the person who did hers was unqualified and pushed her to do it until she “gave in.” Continue reading
Our friends over at TMZ are reporting the tragic news that Dr. Brandon Rogers has died in an auto accident. He was 29.
The singing doctor appeared as a contestant on an upcoming episode of popular talent contest, “America’s Got Talent.” The episode was scheduled to air in the coming weeks, TMZ reported.
“Sources close to the production told the gossip outlet that Dr. Rogers died over the weekend in a car accident. Brandon was a fantastic singer who was discovered by ‘AGT’ producers who saw him on Instagram covering the Boyz II Men’s hit song, “On Bended Knee.” The band even shouted him out on social media, asking fans if they thought they should bring him on tour with them. Sure enough … they did.” Continue reading
Quavo and the Migos recently spent some downtime shooting hoops on a back lot with Chance The Rapper and Indiana Pacers’ center, Myles Turner, in a pretty high stakes game of Knockout. Video footage posted to the group’s Instagram page shows the entertainers ready to get it on. “Everybody in line shoot the shot. Whoever miss…it’s $100,000 on these,” says the person recording.
Quavo Curry steps up to the line and drains his shot. Chance follows suit. Offset, however, throws up an air ball, and follows up with another brick. Turner misses his shot, after being joked with by the cameraman about having the most experience. Quavo wets his second shot. And Chance ends up shooting a brick on his follow up. Pay him. Pay that man his money.
Selena Gomez was spotted in rehab with a bandaged hand prompting some fans on social media to wonder if the singing star may have taken a stab at suicide.
Gomez, 24, recently entered a rehab center in Tennessee where she is reportedly being treated for depression and anxiety. The makeup free “Come And Get It” singer was also spied smoking.
Gomez stepped out of the facility in a grey hoodie with black jeans on Thursday and had a bandage visible on her left hand. Selena was seen grinning as she chatted with someone during the break. Continue reading
UPDATE: Actor Tommy Ford, best known for his role in ’90s show ‘Martin,’ has died at 52, spokesman confirms. On the morning of October 12 social media started humming with the sad news that Martin star, Thomas Mikal Ford, aka Tommy Ford, had passed away in Atlanta. Blackish star Anthony Anderson echoed the rumor that Ford had died in a tweet. Anderson later deleted the tweet.
Ford’s wife, Gina, speaking to media outlets, said that her husband was alive but in grave condition and on life support at an Atlanta hospital. Reports say that Ford has been hospitalized since October 9 “after an aneurysm ruptured in his abdomen.”
Anderson later said of the deleted tweet, “I was given misinformation about our friend. That’s why the tweet was removed. We are all still praying for Tommy. He needs us even more.” Continue reading