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WWE star Ultimate Warrior died of cardiovascular disease

Authorities in Arizona say former pro wrestler The Ultimate Warrior died of cardiovascular disease.

Maricopa County spokeswoman Cari Gerchick says that’s the finding from an autopsy conducted Thursday by the county Medical Examiner’s Office. READ FULL STORY

LA sheriff's deputies accidentally kill aspiring TV producer

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says deputies made a deadly mistake when they shot a man during a West Hollywood hostage situation.

Thirty-year-old John Winkler, who according to several reports had worked as a production assistant for Comedy Central’s Tosh.0, died at a hospital Monday night. READ FULL STORY

Peaches Geldof autopsy inconclusive

An autopsy on Peaches Geldof was inconclusive and toxicology tests will be conducted in an attempt to determine what killed the 25-year-old celebrity, police said Wednesday.

Geldof was pronounced dead by paramedics at her home in southeast England on Monday.

Kent Police said a post-mortem examination had not revealed the cause and a toxicology report could take several weeks.

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Comedian John Pinette dead at 50

John Pinette, the chubby stand-up comedian who portrayed a hapless carjacking victim in the final episode of Seinfeld, has died. He was 50.

Pinette died of natural causes Saturday at a hotel in Pittsburgh, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s office said Sunday evening. Pinette’s agent confirmed his death. READ FULL STORY

SXSW: A fourth person dies after festival car crash

A fourth person has died of injuries suffered earlier this month when a suspected drunken driver drove into a crowd at the South By Southwest festival, police said Thursday.

Austin police tweeted that DeAndre Tatum, 18, died of injuries suffered March 13. Police spokeswoman Veneza Bremner confirmed the accuracy of the tweet but she said the department would have no further updates. READ FULL STORY

L'Wren Scott leaves entire estate to Mick Jagger

L’Wren Scott has left her entire estate to longtime boyfriend and Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger.

The Daily News says papers filed in Manhattan’s Surrogate’s Court on Wednesday estimated the value of the 49-year-old designer’s personal estate at $9 million.

The filing said Scott’s main asset was her Manhattan condo worth approximately $8 million. Other items included her jewelry, clothing, household furnishings and personal automobiles.

A small and private funeral service was held for Scott in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Scott committed suicide on March 17 in New York.

Patrick Dempsey's mother, Amanda, dies of cancer

Patrick Dempsey’s mother Amanda died this past Monday at age 79 after fighting ovarian cancer since 1997.

Patrick, along with his sisters Mary and Alicia, founded a cancer center in Lewiston, Maine that provides “support and education to anyone impacted by cancer,” according to the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing’s website. The Dempseys partnered with Central Maine Medical Center, where Amanda received treatment, to found their organization. It is now in its sixth year.

“Amanda Dempsey was both a great lady and a determined fighter who displayed tremendous courage, class, and grace during her long battle with cancer,” Peter Chalke, president and CEO of Central Maine Healthcare, said in a statement. ” We will miss Amanda deeply, but we were all blessed by knowing her and being inspired by her life story.”

L'Wren Scott funeral held in California

L’Wren Scott was mourned on Tuesday by family, friends, and her longtime companion, Mick Jagger, at a small, private funeral in Los Angeles.

A representative for the Rolling Stones frontman said the service was held at Hollywood Forever Funeral Home in Los Angeles. It included blessings and prayers led by the Rev. Ed Bacon of the All Saints Church in Pasadena, and words of tribute from Jagger, Scott’s brother Randy Bambrough, and others.

Poems were read by Jagger’s daughter, Karis, as well as the actress Ellen Barkin, a good friend of Scott’s. Jagger’s daughter Jade and his grandchildren, Mazie and Zak, read psalms. Bambrough’s daughter, Hannah, read a Shakespearean sonnet.

“Will the Circle Be Unbroken?” was sung by Bernard Fowler, with Dave Stewart on guitar.

Scott, both a designer and a longtime stylist, committed suicide on March 17 in New York.

Speed caused Paul Walker car crash

The Porsche carrying Fast & Furious star Paul Walker was traveling approximately 90 mph when it lost control on a suburban street and crashed, killing the actor and his friend, according to an investigation by law enforcement agencies into the November accident.

The sports car slammed into a light pole which had a speed limit sign of 45 mph, killing Walker and Roger Rodas in a fiery wreck.

Investigators concluded that unsafe driving, not mechanical problems, caused the crash, according to a person who has reviewed a report by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and California Highway Patrol. Investigators calculated that Rodas was driving between 81 mph and 94 mph when his 2005 Porsche Carrera GT began to drift as it lost control after coming out of a curve.

“The vehicle had no mechanical failure and the damage that occurred to the vehicle was from the collision,” accident reconstruction specialists with the Highway Patrol wrote, according to the person, who requested anonymity because the report has not been officially released yet. READ FULL STORY

Courtney Cash dead: Johnny Cash's great-niece found stabbed to death

The great-niece of the late singer Johnny Cash has been found stabbed to death and stuffed in a box in a house, authorities in Tennessee said Thursday.

Putnam County Sheriff David Andrews said Courtney Cash’s body was found Wednesday morning in a home near Cookeville, about 70 miles east of Nashville.

Cash’s body was found in a chest just inside the front door, Andrews said. A man identified as William Austin Johnson, Cash’s boyfriend, was being treated for stab wounds at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Andrews said.

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