Beyonce bodyguard dies

A bodyguard who protected the industry’s most famous urban celebrities was tasered to death by cops after he broke into a home, the Miami Herald reports.

Police say Norman Oosterbroek, 43, was stark naked and high on drugs when he broke into a neighbor’s home and attacked her around 10:45 p.m. Monday night.

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Aaron Hernandez

Another tragic death has befallen a member of Aaron Hernandez’s family while he sits in prison awaiting his murder trial.

Hernandez’s uncle Robert Valentine, 49, died in a moped crash last month, RadarOnline.com reports. Valentine, who was Hernandez’s mother’s brother, died from head injuries sustained when he was thrown after the motor bike struck a curb. Valentine wasn’t wearing a helmet.

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Ayaanah Gibson

A 19-year-old student at a small Christian college bled to death after delivering a stillborn fetus in secret in her dorm room, the State.com reports.

Ayaanah Gibson, 19, a freshman at Benedict College in South Carolina, was found dead in her room Tuesday night after going into labor sometime Saturday or early Sunday, police say.

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said Gibson’s life would have been saved if she had gone to a hospital after delivering the stillborn fetus.

“Had she had medical attention of any kind, she would have lived,” Watts said Thursday.

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Teenager Decapitates Himself With Remote Controlled Helicopter

A teenager practicing stunt tricks with a $1,500 remote controlled helicopter in a New York park decapitated himself, the UK’s Daily Mail reports.

Police say 19-year-old Roman Pirozek Jr. was executing trick moves with the helicopter in a Brooklyn park Thursday afternoon when one of his stunts went horribly wrong.

Pirozek was a renowned expert whose father is the vice president of the Seaview Rotary Wings Helicopter Club. The club members often practiced flying their remote controlled choppers in the same park. The Trex 700 remote control helicopter has a blade span of 4 feet, weighs 6 pounds, and has a top cruise speed of 60 miles-per-hour.

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Lee Thompson Young

Lee Thompson Young, star of Disney Channel’s “The Famous Jett Jackson”, has committed suicide, Los Angeles Police Department confirms to People.com. He was 29.

Young’s longtime manager, Jonathan Baruch, released a statement to People:

“It is with great sadness that I announce that Lee Thompson Young tragically took his own life this morning. Lee was more than just a brilliant young actor, he was a wonderful and gentle soul who will be truly missed. We ask that you please respect the privacy of his family and friends as this very difficult time.”

TMZ reports that Young’s body was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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Woman falls 17 floors

A former editor for Cosmopolitan magazine fell to her death from her balcony while taking a cigarette break early this morning, the NY Post reports.

35-year-old Jennifer Rosoff was on her first date with a male friend when they went on the balcony of her 57th Street high rise apartment to share a cigarette. The balcony railing apparently gave way as she leaned against it, sending Rosoff plunging 17 floors to her death. The incident happened around 12:30 a.m. Thursday.

Police found Rosoff’s body atop construction scaffolding in the street below her apartment. Neighbor Sara Shubert told the NY Post she heard Rosoff’s body land.

“I heard the thud last night. It was as loud as a car crash. It sounded like a 200 lb punch,” said Shubert, an eight-year resident of the luxury building.

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Charles Pope, the founder and only original member of The Tams, passed away at his home in Atlanta today. Mr. Pope was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 76 years old.

Mr. Pope is survived by his wife Dianne Pope; and his children, former Xscape singer Tameka “Tiny” Harris, Albert “Little Redd” Cottle, and Michelle Pope.

Mr. Pope was a legendary musician and a loving husband and father. He will be missed. My family and I send our condolences to the Pope family.

Funeral arrangements have been set.

crystal parker danielle parker

The former roommate of a slain Atlanta police officer was arrested Tuesday, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports. Danielle Alexis Parker, 30, (pictured right) was taken into custody Tuesday evening by U.S. Marshals and Fulton County police. The AJC reports that Parker will be formerly charged in the murder of Corporal Crystal Adele Parker, 34, whose body was found in her East Point (Atlanta) home Sunday night. Cpl. Parker was shot once in the head, according to a coroner’s report obtained by the AJC.

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Woman Killed By Runaway Shopping Cart

A 60-year-old grandmother was killed by an overloaded shopping cart in Shanghai, China. The accident happened at the Lianhua supermarket on Friday morning.

CCTV footage captured the woman pushing her own cart down a flat escalator in the store. The woman apparently heard a sound that made her turn around seconds before the runaway cart sped down the escalator and crashed into her, throwing her violently against a concrete pillar.

Seconds later, 2 men are seen sprinting down the escalator to help the woman. But she died from massive internal bleeding.

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Jane Wicker plane crash

A female wing walker died in a fiery plane crash at a Dayton, Ohio air show on Saturday, June 22. Jane Wicker, a single mother of 2 teenage boys, died along with her pilot, Charlie Schwenker. The tragic accident occurred during the Vectran Air Show in Dayton at 12:45 p.m. Saturday in front of horrified spectators.

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