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I just lost another son.
— Debra Antney (@debrantney) December 30, 2013
Local rapper Kayo Redd has died of an apparent suicide. Redd is the younger brother of rapper Waka Flocka Flame. Industry veteran Debra Antney announced her son’s death on her social media accounts Sunday night.
Waka Flocka followed up his mother’s tweet with an anguished (now-deleted) tweet indicating Redd may have taken his own life.
Virginia state Senator Creigh Deeds, right, is in critical condition after his son reportedly stabbed him and then shot himself in their home.
Deeds, who ran unsuccessfully for governor of Virginia in 2009, was stabbed multiple times, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.
The Richmond Times reports Deeds’ 24-year-old son, Gus, is dead from a single gunshot wound.
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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Michael Jackson’s 15-year-old daughter, Paris Jackson, is doing fine after possibly attempting suicide early this morning. TMZ reports that Paris was taken out of her grandmother, Katherine’s Calabasas, CA home on a stretcher around 2 a.m. Wednesday.
“Paris is physically fine and is getting appropriate medical attention,” said Katherine Jackson’s attorney, Perry Sanders, in a statement to TMZ.
“Being a sensitive 15 year old is difficult no matter who you are. It is especially difficult when you lose the person closest to you,” said Sanders.
A Manhattan attorney jumped from her eighth floor Upper Manhattan apartment with her baby in her arms Wednesday morning.
Cynthia Wachenheim, 45, died on impact with the ground but, miraculously, her 10-month-old son Keston survived the impact, DNAinfo reports.
The raging fire that tore through the log cabin in Big Bear Lake, CA, where cop killer Christopher Dorner died Tuesday night was no accident.
The national news media is silent on the cause of the blaze. But raw audio from police radio transmissions makes the cause of the blaze very clear.
The NY Post reports that a well-liked NYPD sergeant committed suicide after fighting with her girlfriend.
The Post quotes police sources who say Stephanie Moses shot herself to death in the bedroom of her Long Island home.
“On behalf of the New York City Police Department, I extend my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Sgt. Stephanie Moses who was, on so many occasions, the face of the NYPD on the national stage as well as routinely at police ceremonies,” said Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.
In May 2011, Moses was greeted by Barack Obama during a 9/11 Memorial ceremony.
Moses spent most of her career in the department’s Ceremonial Unit.
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