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Carl Sagan Explains How Stars Are Born, Live, and Die

3 days agoOdd : Brain Pickings

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I don’t expect anyone here to know this but my latest diary may have a name: Clarence C. Lyons. He was born in Yakima, WA in 1936/37, died in Seattle (I think) around 2013. He dated someone named Barbara Ball (b. Jan. 8 1936) and also Shirley Noble (b. May 11, 1937). He lost his [...]

Conjoined Twins Born Sharing One Heart Die One Day After Birth, Parents Rejected Abortion

A couple who rejected abortion to give birth to conjoined twins who shared one heart are in heartbreak today as their newborn babies both died. Robin and Michael Hamby said their twin babies may have just one heart but they say it’s a perfect one. And that’s why the Hambys rejected an abortion and looked […]

Cat With Two Faces Dies At 15

The Massachusetts kitty was given a short time to live, but made it to age 15. The name: Frank and Louie  (or Frankenlouie) after he was born with two faces, two mouths, two noses and three blue eyes. The Telegram of Worcester reports that ‘Frankenlouie’ died Thursday at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at [...]

Newborn Dies From Kiss Due To Cold Sore Mystery Person Had

A newborn dies from a kiss due to a cold sore that a mystery person had. The tragic incident occurred in Queensland, Australia last month just weeks after the baby was born. Somehow the infant contracted a virus from an unknown person and instantly fell sick. Show More Summary

Herman Badillo dies at 85; first native Puerto Rican in U.S. House

Herman Badillo, a Bronx politician who was the first person born in Puerto Rico to become a U.S. congressman, has died in New York. He was 85.

Herman Badillo, pioneering Bronx politician, dies

Herman Badillo, a politician from the Bronx who became the first person born in Puerto Rico to become a U.S. congressman, has died. He was 85. The office of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.... To view the full story, click the title link.

Sax legend and frequent Rolling Stones collaborator Bobby Keys dead at 70

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Bobby Keys, a defining saxophonist of the rock era who offered a jolt both musically and personally to the Rolling Stones, died Tuesday. He was 70. Keys, a hard-partying jazz lover born in Texas, befriended Buddy Holly as a teenager and gradually became a go-to saxophonist for rock acts including...

Newswire: R.I.P. novelist Kent Haruf, author of Plainsong

Novelist Kent Haruf died Sunday at the age of 71. Haruf was born the son of a Methodist minister in Pueblo, Colorado, and lived a number of places. But he continually returned to his home state, both in his life and in his work. Most of Haruf’s novels are set in a fictional town called Holt, located in the plains of Colorado. Show More Summary

Thousands Of Fans Gather To Honor The Memory Of Beloved Comedian Chespirito

The death of beloved Mexican comedian Chespirito, born, Roberto Gómez Bolaños has been a great loss to the entertainment world. Chespirito, 85, died from heart failure Friday afternoon in Cancuin. His funeral was held inside the studio where he spent much of his life. Show More Summary

Abortionist: We Let Babies Born Alive “Expire”

(LiveActionNews) — A while back, I wrote a series on abortions that resulted in the births of live babies. In the instances I wrote about, these babies were left to die or even killed by the abortionist. Also, in almost every case, the abortionist evaded any kind of punishment. An investigation by Live Action revealed […]

The Patron Saint of Marine Scientists

Saint Brendan of Clonfert is often referred to Brendan the Voyager. He is Irish monastic saint born in 484 in Ciarraighe Luachra, near the present city of Tralee, County Kerry and died in 577. Besides founding several monasteries across Ireland, Brendan made a legendary journey. The tale of begins with Brendan and 60 (other stories […]

Expectant Mother Hit by a Car Dies; Doctors Save Baby, Who was Born Alive

In a tragic case out of Pennsylvania, an expectant mother was his by a vehicle and killed while she was standing outside a drug store. Thankfully, doctors were able to save her unborn baby, who was born alive after the accident. According to news reports, an elderly driver who may have hit the gas instead […]

A Virtual Friend For Pregnant Women

Not only does a woman die during childbirth every ten minutes in India, but more than 300,000 infants died on the day of their birth in 2011. Additionally, twice the number of babies born in India to low-income families die every year...Show More Summary

Deceased Transgender Woman Presented As A Man During Wake; Friends, Mentors Furious

4 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Friends of a transgender woman who died suddenly in October were shocked to see their friend presented as a man in an open casket during her funeral service reports The Miami Herald. Jennifer Gable, born Geoff Gable, died suddenly o...

Lawyer Alice Lee dies at 103; sister of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' author

4 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Alice Finch Lee had neither the fame nor the notoriety of Truman Capote and Harper Lee, who grew up in the same tiny Alabama town where she was born. But she was a legend in her own right.

Christopher Nolan Curating an ‘Interstellar’ Inspired Short Film Project

The tagline for Christopher Nolan‘s Interstellar is “Mankind was born on Earth. It was never meant to die here.” In all the discussions about the film post release, that idea has kind of been left in the dust (pun intended). The environmental...Show More Summary

Motown's Jimmy Ruffin Dies; Sang 'What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted'

last monthNews : The Two-Way

Singer Jimmy Ruffin, who was born in Mississippi but lent his soulful voice to hits for Detroit's Motown Records, died Monday at age 78, according to reports.

Newswire: R.I.P. Jimmy Ruffin, singer of “What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted”

Motown singer Jimmy Ruffin has died. He was 78. Born in Collinsville, Mississippi, Ruffin moved north and signed to Motown Records in Detroit. There, he had a run of hits in the ’60s, including the soulful and haunting “What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted,” which became a top 10 single. Show More Summary

Is It Wrong to Watch the Viral Video of the Father Singing to His Dying Baby?  

A video of a father singing to his dying newborn after his wife suddenly passed away has gone viral. Chris and Ashley Picco named their son, Lennon, for John, before he was born via emergency cesarean section, and in the short film the widower gently strums the chords to “Blackbird.” “You were only waiting for this moment to be free,” he sings. Lennon died a few days later.

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