TN Woman Rena Wood ID’d As Pedestrian In Saturday Fairview Heights Fatal Vehicle Strike

ST CLAIR COUNTY, IL. (THECOUNT) — Rena Wood, of Hartsville, Tennessee, has been identified as the pedestrian fatally struck by a vehicle Saturday night in St. Clair County.

Wood, 55, was struck and killed by a vehicle near Fairview Heights Saturday night.

According to reports, Wood was operating a Chevrolet Malibu on Interstate 64 near mile marker 11.5 in Fairview Heights, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle pulled on the shoulder near the N Ruby Lane overpass. Wood then exited the vehicle and walked into traffic lanes. She was then struck by a passing vehicle.

The vehicle then fled the scene and was later located by authorities.

Wood was pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries at the scene.

The cause of the deadly incident remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: St. Clair County is the oldest county in the U.S. state of Illinois; its western border is formed by the Mississippi River, bordering the U.S. state of Missouri. It is a part of the Metro East in southern Illinois – Wikipedia.

MI GVSU Student Taylor DeRosa ID’d As Body Found On Allendale Campus Tuesday

OTTAWA COUNTY, MI. (THECOUNT) — Taylor DeRosa, of Royal Oak, Michigan, has been identified as the woman found dead Tuesday in Ottawa County.

DeRosa, a Grand Valley State University student, was found dead on-campus in Allendale Tuesday.

GVSU president Philomena Mantella said the the following on the grim discovery:

“Taylor became part of our on-campus community as a first-year student this Fall semester, our thoughts and prayers surround the DeRosa family during this tragic time.”

The school is located at, 1 Campus Dr, Allendale, Michigan.

DeRosa’s cause of death is under investigation.

Police said there didn’t appear to be a threat to the public or campus community as of Tuesday.

According to family members, DeRosa was found dead on Saturday, however, police said the body was located Tuesday. On Saturday, a body was also located off-campus. GVSU police said the death wasn’t related to an incident being shared on social media.

On Dec. 12, a text message was sent to students after a runner reported a body south of West Campus Drive near the intramural athletic fields.

“There was an entirely separate incident occurring off campus involving a fight and a white car that is being shared on social media,” they said in a Facebook post said. “That is under a separate investigation by the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office.”

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember DeRosa:

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Geo quick facts: Ottawa County is a county located in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the United States 2010 Census, the population was 263,801. The county seat is Grand Haven. The county is named for the Ottawa Nation. It was set off in 1831 and organized in 1837 – Wikipedia.

Another Bollywood Actor Found Dead In Apparent Suicide Samir Sharma Was 44

MUMBAI, INDIA. (THECOUNT) — Bollywood actor, Samir Sharma, who worked in serials like ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’, ‘Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki’ and ‘Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyar Ke’, allegedly committed suicide at his home in suburban Malad, police said on Thursday.

Sharma, 44, was found hanging from a ceiling fan in the kitchen of his flat at Neha building in Chincholi Bunder locality in Malad overnight, police said.

No suicide note was found at the scene and it is suspected he hanged himself two days ago.

The incident comes on the heels of the recent suicide death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, 34, who was found hanging at his apartment in suburban Bandra on June 14.

Indian actor Kushal Punjabi died of an apparent suicide back in December. He was 42.

According to reports, the actor’s parents were unable to contact him by phone when he was found dead in an apparent suicide.

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Geo quick facts: Mumbai (formerly called Bombay) is a densely populated city on India’s west coast. A financial center, it’s India’s largest city. On the Mumbai Harbour waterfront stands the iconic Gateway of India stone arch, built by the British Raj in 1924. Offshore, nearby Elephanta Island holds ancient cave temples dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. The city’s also famous as the heart of the Bollywood film industry – wikipedia.

Mike Adams Townhall Columnist Found Dead In NC Home Thursday

WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA. (THECOUNT) — Mike Adams, longtime columnist for conservative news outlet, Townhall, has been identified as the victim found dead at his North Carolina home on Thursday.

Adams, 55, was found dead at his North Carolina home on Thursday. No details surrounding his death have been released as of Friday morning.

Via Townhall:

For the last 20 years Adams appeared regularly on these pages in defense of conservative principles. But free speech and abortion were the issues he was most passionate about. Adams had long tussled with the University of North Carolina – Wilmington, where he was a professor of criminology, set to retire Aug. 1, over the opinions he expressed at Townhall, in speeches, and on social media.

Over the years I admired his courage speaking out as a conservative on a secular campus, where colleagues and students long sought his removal. So late last year I reached out about writing a feature on him for our VIP readers. Below you’ll find that story about how he came to be the conservative Christian warrior he was.

In submitting one of his last columns for us, which excoriated Governor Roy Cooper’s lockdown of North Carolina, Adams borrowed Todd Beamer’s famous words on Flight 93, “Let’s roll!”

In june, over 250 criminology professors and graduate students delivered a petition which, in part stated:

“Professor Adams hides behind the veil of ‘free speech,’ but through his rhetoric on Twitter and his column he has harassed, threatened, and spread hateful speech against students and faculty.”

Through an agreement with University of North Carolina, Adams was scheduled to retire on August 1, 2020, and was to receive a settlement of $504,702.76 which was to be paid out over the course of 5 years to cover lost salary and retirement benefits. Source Wikipedia.

Adams was born in Columbia, Missouri, and raised in Clear Lake, Texas.

A cause of death was not provided.

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Geo quick facts: North Carolina is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. North Carolina is the 28th largest and 9th-most populous of the 50 United States. It is bordered by Virginia to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Georgia and South Carolina to the south, and Tennessee to the west – Wikipedia.

Full-Term Pregnant Youtube Star Nicole Thea Found Dead At 24

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.

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Benjamin Keough Elvis Presley Only Grandson Found Dead At 27

NASHVILLE, TN. (THECOUNT) — Benjamin Keough, the sole son of Lisa Marie Presley and Elvis Presley‘s only grandson, has died. He was 27 years old.

Roger Widynowski, Lisa Marie’s rep, issued a statement through confirming that Benjamin had passed away:

“She is completely heartbroken, inconsolable and beyond devastated but trying to stay strong for her 11-year-old twins and her oldest daughter Riley,” Roger said. “She adored that boy. He was the love of her life.”

Benjamin was the second eldest of Lisa Marie’s four children. He and his elder sister, 31-year-old actress Riley Keough, were born to Lisa Marie and musician Danny Keough. Lisa Marie also shares 11-year-old twin daughters Harper and Finley with Michael Lockwood.

A cause of death was not provided.

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Max Tuerk Former USC Trojans Star San Diego Chargers Dead At 26

LOS ANGELES. CA. (THECOUNT) — Max Tuerk, a former USC Trojans star and NFL San Diego Chargers lineman, has died. He was 26.

USC made the following announcement on Sunday:

“The #TrojanFamily is terribly saddened by the news of Tuerk’s passing, gone too soon at the age of 26, and our thoughts, prayers and condolences are with his family,” USC athletics said in. tweet.

A cause of death was not provided.

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Geo quick facts: Los Angeles is a sprawling Southern California city and the center of the nation’s film and television industry. Near its iconic Hollywood sign, studios such as Paramount Pictures, Universal and Warner Brothers offer behind-the-scenes tours. On Hollywood Boulevard, TCL Chinese Theatre displays celebrities’ hand- and footprints, the Walk of Fame honors thousands of luminaries and vendors sell maps to stars’ homes – wikipedia.

Paddy Bowden Bruce Dickinson Estranged Wife Found Dead Monday

LONDON, UK. (THECOUNT) — Paddy Bowden, the former wife of Iron Maiden singer, Bruce Dickinson, was found dead on Monday morning.

The singer of the iconic rock band released the following statement:

“This is a awful tragedy which appears to be a tragic accident. Our children Austin, Griffin and Kia and I are devastated. Out of respect for Paddy we can not be making any additional remark at this vastly troublesome and painful time for our family,” Dickinson said on social media Monday.

Bowden and Dickinson unofficially split from in 2018.

According to reports, EMS were dispatched to the home of Bowden where she was discovered deceased of unknown causes.

The cause of the death remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: London, the capital of England and the United Kingdom, is a 21st-century city with history stretching back to Roman times. At its centre stand the imposing Houses of Parliament, the iconic ‘Big Ben’ clock tower and Westminster Abbey, site of British monarch coronations. Across the Thames River, the London Eye observation wheel provides panoramic views of the South Bank cultural complex, and the entire city – wikipedia.

Melissa Etheridge Son Conceived With David Crosby Sperm Found Dead At 21

LOS ANGELES, CA. (THECOUNT) — Beckett Cypher, the son of Melissa Etheridge, has died, it was announced by the singer on Wednesday.

Cypher, who was one of two of Etheridge’s children with former partner Julie Cypher, and conceived with sperm from the Rock & Roll Hall of famer member, David Crosby, was found dead at age 21.

The young man’s untimely death was announced on the singer’s Twitter account Wednesday.

“We’re sad to inform you that Melissa’s son Beckett passed away and there will not be a Concerts From Home show today,” the tweet read.

No cause of death or other details were given.

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Geo quick facts: Los Angeles is a sprawling Southern California city and the center of the nation’s film and television industry. Near its iconic Hollywood sign, studios such as Paramount Pictures, Universal and Warner Brothers offer behind-the-scenes tours. On Hollywood Boulevard, TCL Chinese Theatre displays celebrities’ hand- and footprints, the Walk of Fame honors thousands of luminaries and vendors sell maps to stars’ homes – wikipedia.

Top Space Force Prospect Col. Thomas G. Falzarano Found Dead In CO Home Tuesday

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. (THECOUNT) — Col. Thomas George Falzarano, who was was poised to be one of the top officers in the new United State Space Force, has been discovered dead in his home on Tuesday.

Falzarano, 47, the commander of the 21st Space Wing, headquartered at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, was found deceased at his residence in Colorado Springs on Tuesday.

Falzarano appeared to have died of natural causes, though a thorough investigation is happening, officials are reporting Wednesday morning.

There are no indications that there was a positive COVID-19 case.

“We are deeply saddened by this tragic loss for our Air and Space Force family,” Gen. Jay Raymond, Chief of Space Operations, said in a news release. “Tom was an incredible leader, mentor and friend who will be remembered for his warm personality and dedicated service to our nation. Our heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to his family, friends and all members of the 21st Space Wing.”

“We were shocked to learn of the death of Colonel Falzarano,” Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers said. “Since he assumed command at Peterson, he was a great partner in working with the city on a variety of matters. As an example, he organized the rest of the area base commanders to work with the city on Coronavirus issues. This is a tremendous loss for our community and our hearts go out to his family.”

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Geo quick facts: Colorado Springs, at an elevation of 6,035 ft., is a city in Colorado at the eastern foot of the Rocky Mountains. It lies near glacier-carved Pikes Peak, a landmark in Pike National Forest with hiking trails and a cog railway leading to its 14,114-ft. summit. The city’s Garden of the Gods park features iconic red-sandstone formations and mountain views – wikipedia.