Mark Salling has died

Actor Mark Salling killed himself months after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography. Salling, who played Noah “Puck” Puckett on the TV series Glee, was found dead near his home on Tuesday. He was 35.

In a previous suicide attempt, Salling slit both wrists less than two months before pleading guilty to downloading 50,000 child abuse images on his computer in October.

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Liam Flanagan

An 8-year-old Oregon boy died days after doctors amputated most of his limbs in a desperate bid to halt the progression of deadly flesh-eating bacteria.

Liam Flanagan, a second-grader from Spring Creek, contracted the flesh-eating bacteria after crashing his bike while riding down a hill near his family home on Saturday Jan. 13.

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Hugh Masekela

Legendary jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela passed away on Monday from complications related to prostate cancer. He was 78.

The South African musician, who was a leading activist in the struggle to end apartheid, died “peacefully” in his Johannesburg home on Tuesday, his family told the BBC in a statement.

Masekela, who was known as the father of South African jazz, earned worldwide fame for hits such as his protest songs “Soweto Blues” and “Bring Him Back Home”, which became an anthem for those protesting Nelson Mandela imprisonment.

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Paula Abdul and mom Lorraine in an image dated December 6, 2014

Legendary choreographer Paula Abdul is mourning the loss of her mother, Lorraine Abdul, who died suddenly at her California home on Sunday. She was 85.

The “Straight Up” singer shared the sad news of her mother’s passing on Twitter.com on Monday, Jan. 15, writing: “EVERY MOMENT of life should be savored & treasured, whether we’re alone or w/ people we love. When can you pause today to appreciate life?”

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Harry Uzoka

Fans of Nigerian-born British model Harry Uzoka are still reeling from the news of his tragic death at the hands of 2 rival models.

Nigerian-born models George Koh, 24, and Jonathan Okigbo, 23, were arrested and charged with stabbing the 25-year-old model on January 11 in west London.

Harry was stabbed once in the chest and died before doctors could save him.

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Savanna Marie Jennings

A 19-year-old Georgia woman and 2 friends are in police custody for murdering her 86-year-old grandfather and concealing his remains.

The body of Otha Perrin, 86, was found in a shallow pond on private property off Wahatchee Creek Road, the AJC.com reports.

Perrin’s granddaughter, Savanna Marie Jennings, 19, initially denied knowing his whereabouts. She finally broke down under questioning and revealed where she and 2 friends concealed his remains.

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Marlin Lance Joseph

A Florida convict was arrested for shooting and killing his mother’s live-in girlfriend and her 11-year-old daughter in their Florida home last Thursday.

Marlin Lance Joseph, 26, is charged with shooting and killing Kaladaa Crowell, 36, and Kyra Inglett, 11, because he didn’t like the girl’s “bad attitude,” according to a police report obtained by the Palm Beach Post.

Joseph was captured at 11:15 a.m. Monday by U.S. Marshals after four days on the run.

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James Goolsby Leanne Robitaille

Hartford, Connecticut police arrested a fast food restaurant manager who allegedly shot and killed a cook during an argument over negative Yelp reviews.

James Goolsby, 28, was arrested Tuesday night and charged with the murder of fry cook Norris Jackson following an argument at Bonchon Chicken in Manchester, CT on Saturday. He is being held on $1 million bail.

Goolsby’s girlfriend, Leanne Robitaille, 23, who also worked at the restaurant, turned herself in to police on Tuesday and was charged with hindering prosecution. Her bail was set at $100,000.

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Tonie Wells Barry Wells

Two NYPD cops were suspended without pay for ignoring an order to check on a pregnant woman who was later found dead in a stairwell in her Brooklyn home.

Tonie Wells, 22, died after she was strangled and pushed down a stairwell inside her Sterling Place home on Tuesday. Police arrested her husband Barry Wells, 29, who had a prior history of choking and assaulting her.

Barry Wells was previously arrested in September and charged with strangulation in the second degree for attacking his wife in Manhattan on July 20.

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Erica Garner declared bain dead by doctors at Woodhull hospital

Doctors at Brooklyn’s Woodhull Medical Center declared Erica Garner brain dead — five days after she suffered a massive heart attack. Family members were called to the hospital to say their goodbyes before Garner, 27, is removed from life support.

The person updating Garner’s Twitter account complained on Tuesday that NYPD officers banned them from the intensive care unit where Garner has been since she suffered a heart attack on Saturday.

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