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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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Paul Walker's mom wants guardianship of late actor's daughter

Paul Walker’s mother has petitioned to become the legal guardian of the late actor’s teenage daughter in accordance with his final wishes.

Cheryl Ann Walker filed the guardianship petition in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday. It states that Meadow Rain Walker, 15, has been living with her since the death of her son in a fiery crash on Nov. 30 north of Los Angeles.

The will of the Fast & Furious actor called for his mother to become his daughter’s guardian and for his father to manage his estate, which has been valued between $16 million and $25 million.

Meadow Walker is the sole beneficiary of her father’s estate.

Cheryl Walker’s guardianship filing states that her granddaughter’s mother is also living with her but is not an appropriate caretaker due to issues with alcohol.

The actor died after the Porsche sports car he was riding in crashed and burst into flames. Investigators estimated the car may have been traveling more than 100 mph before it crashed and killed the actor and driver Roger Rodas, a business partner and friend of Paul Walker.

L'Wren Scott's death ruled a suicide

The death of fashion designer L’Wren Scott, the longtime girlfriend of Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, has been ruled a suicide, the New York City medical examiner’s office said Wednesday.

An autopsy completed on the body of 49-year-old Scott found that she died of hanging, according to Julie Bolcer, a spokeswoman for the city medical examiner.

Scott was found dead in her Manhattan apartment Monday morning. Police said her assistant found her kneeling with a scarf wrapped around her neck that had been tied to the handle of a French door. There was no note.

The Stones canceled their seven-date tour of Australia and New Zealand in the wake of Scott’s death. Jagger called Scott his “lover and best friend” in a Facebook tribute and said he was struggling to come to grips with her death.

Jagger’s bandmates voiced their support for him amid a trying time. READ FULL STORY

Mick Jagger's bandmates offer support after L'Wren Scott's death

Members of the Rolling Stones are offering support to Mick Jagger following the death of his girlfriend L’Wren Scott.

The Stones canceled their seven-date tour of Australia and New Zealand following the fashion designer and celebrity stylist’s apparent suicide in New York City on Monday.

Keith Richards said in a statement Wednesday that “no one saw this coming” and that Jagger has “always been my soul brother and we love him.”

“We’re thick as thieves and we’re all feeling for the man,” he added.

Charlie Watts said the band’s priority is the 70-year-old Jagger. READ FULL STORY

Mick Jagger responds to L'Wren Scott's death: 'I will never forget her'

One day after designer L’Wren Scott was found dead of an apparent suicide in her New York City apartment, the celebrity favorite’s longtime boyfriend, Mick Jagger, has responded to the tragedy via a posting on his official Facebook page.

“I am still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way,” the Rolling Stones frontman wrote in a post published midday Tuesday. “We spent many wonderful years together and had made a great life for ourselves.” Jagger and Scott had been a couple since 2001.

“She had great presence and her talent was much admired, not least by me,” Jagger continued.

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