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Basketball Wives star Brooke Bailey announced her daughter, Kayla, passed away at age 25.

Bailey announced Kayla's death in an Instagram post on Sunday. Her cause of death is unknown, but Facebook friends say she died from injuries sustained in a car crash.

Bailey shared photos of Kayla in a photo gallery which she captioned: "Forever my baby, Pretty Black aka Kayla Nicole Bailey... This is not a goodbye. Mommy will see you soon."

Bailey received support from her friends on social media.

Social media star Shannade Clermont wrote, "Soooo sorry for your loss. Our condolences praying for you."

"Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" veteran, Tammy Rivera wrote, "Omg beautiful I'm sooooo sorry! My prayers are with you im lifting your name high tonight in prayer [sic]."

The mom-of-three thanked her supporters and fans in an Instagram Story.

"Thank you for LOVING my baby girl. Thank you. My baby girl is so loved by all of youuuuu !!! the love and support my family has received today is unreal and so appreciated."

Bailey, center, is pictured below with Kayla and her eldest son.

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RuPaul's Drag Race UK star Cherry Valentine (left) died suddenly at age 28, according to a statement issued by his family.

Valentine's death comes nearly a week after another drag queen, Valencia Prime (right), dropped dead onstage during a drag performance. Prime was 25.

BBC Three, which airs RuPaul's Drag Race in the UK, released a statement that read, "we are devastated at the passing of George, who we also knew as Cherry Valentine."

Valentine, who was born George Ward, died suddenly on September 18. No cause of death was disclosed by the family.

Valentine, who was trained as a RN, returned to work when RuPaul's Drag Race UK stopped production during the Covid-19 pandemic.

"I can't just sit at home. I need to be doing something," Valentine told Metro in 2021.

Another drag queen, Valencia Prime, died suddenly on September 12 while performing onstage at Tabu in Philadelphia, bar owner Jeffrey Sotland told NBC News.

Prime's cause of death was not made public.

Tributes poured in on Facebook for both drag performers.

A drag queen named Brittany Lynn wrote on Facebook:

"Valencia Prime you will be sorely missed. You were always up for a gig or messaging me afterwards saying 'good job sir.' Out & About will always be dedicated to you and all that you did for everyone. Keep twirling ma'am."

Others expressed concern that a mystery illness other than monkeypox is sweeping through the LGBT+ community.

A GoFundMe page raised more than $15,000 for Valencia Prime's funeral expenses.

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Former UCLA basketball star Jalen Hill was found dead after he went missing in Costa Rica. He was 22.

Initial news reports stated that his body was found "several days" after he went missing.

However, Costa Rican authorities report Jalen was last seen alive on July 7, 2022. His family reported him missing on August 10 in Costa Rica.

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According to a source, the family had hoped Jalen would turn up after going off the grid to clear his head.

Jalen's father, George Hill, announced his death in a post on Instagram. No cause or manner of death was reported.

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Hill was one of several UCLA players detained in China in 2017 on suspicion of shoplifting a pair of sunglasses from Louis Vuitton.

Jalen, LiAngelo Ball, and another player were released by Chinese officials after then-President Donald Trump intervened on their behalf.

In an Instagram video posted on April 6, 2021, Jalen said he suffered from anxiety and depression after being detained in China at age 17.

The 6-foot-10 forward said his mental issues led him to quit the team in 2021.

"I never felt this happy before in my life," he said. "I'm just happy to be alive."

Watch the video below.
 

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Former UCLA basketball player Jalen Hill has passed away after his family reported he went missing in Costa Rica. He was 22.

His body was found several days after he went missing.

Jalen's family announced the tragic news on Instagram on Tuesday. A cause of death was not disclosed. No other information is available on his death.

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Hill is best known as one of the UCLA players detained in China in 2017 on suspicion of shoplifting a pair of Louis Vuitton sunglasses.

Jalen, LiAngelo Ball, and another player were released after then-President Donald Trump intervened on their behalf.

In a video in April 2017, Jalen said he suffered from anxiety and depression after being detained in China.

He said his mental issues led him to quit the team in 2021.

"The head space I was in, it was damaging the team," he said. Jalen reported he felt happier than he ever did in his life after he quit the team.

Jalen's father, George Hill, played basketball at Kansas State University.
 

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A Detroit boxer was fatally shot during a family dispute on Monday. He was 28.

Isiah's manager Roshawn Jones confirmed his passing in an emotional Instagram post. He said Isiah was shot in the head during an argument with his brother.

Roshawn said he was at home in Toledo, Ohio when he got the call.

"I instantly broke down in tears and was hurt," Roshawn Jones said. "It's a tragedy for it to happen like that."

Police say Isiah was fatally shot at a home on Stout Street near Westfield Avenue.

"Isaiah was a hardworking individual. He was determined," Roshawn Jones told 7 Action News. "He was strong. He was a great father."

Isiah Jones was a 2016 Golden Gloves National Champion who leaves behind two kids.

"I was trying to get him for the last 30 days to come down (to Toledo) to the gym and start training at the gym, so he could isolate himself from his friends and that type of negative energy that was in Detroit at the time," Roshawn Jones said.

"People aren't perfect in life, but when they are fighting demons, sometimes the demons take over. Whether it's their friends they're involved with, family they're involved with, they just can't overcome those obstacles."

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R&B singer Jesse Powell died at his Los Angeles home on Tuesday, Sept. 13, his family announced. He was 51.

Mr. Powell's death was confirmed by his sister, R&B singer Tamara Powell, in a post on Instagram early Wednesday.

"It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beloved son, brother and uncle Jesse Powell," she wrote.

"He passed away peacefully in his Los Angeles home. The family asks for privacy at this time as we mourn tremendous loss and celebrate his everlasting legacy."

"Jesse loved music and he especially loved his fans who supported him throughout his career. We want you all to know that you meant the world to him."

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An industry insider says Powell's death was "not unexpected" and his manner of death will be listed as natural causes.

The Gary, Indiana native and his singing siblings, Trina, Tamara and younger brother Jacob, performed at talent shows in the early 1990s.

He was discovered by music industry veteran Louil Silas Jr. who signed him to his independent imprint, Silas Records, which later merged with MCA Records.

The second release off his self-titled debut album was a cover of The Enchantments' song "Gloria" in 1996. Powell's cover of "Gloria" peaked at number 51 on the Billboard R&B chart.
 

 
Powell's signature hit song "You" was included on his self-titled debut album in 1996 and on his second album 'Bout It in 1998.

"You" was released as the second single off 'Bout It in 1999.

"You" quickly became a fan favorite on R&B radio stations. The song peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard R&B chart and No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1999.
 

 
'Bout It was eventually certified gold by the RIAA.

Mr. Powell's fourth and final studio album Jesse was released on October 14, 2003. He retired from the music industry soon afterwards.

Even though Powell's silky smooth voice melted women's hearts everywhere, he was reportedly gay. He never married and did not have children.

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Rapper PNB Rock was fatally shot by an armed robber inside a Los Angeles Roscoe's Chicken & Waffles restaurant on Monday, Sept. 12.

The aspiring rapper was best known for his 2015 single "Fleek" and 2016 single "Selfish", which peaked at number 51 on Billboard.

The LAPD confirmed to Billboard magazine that a man was fatally shot at the restaurant on Main Street and Manchester Avenue around 1:15 p.m. PT.

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Rock, real name Rakim Hasheem Allen, was at the restaurant with his girlfriend, who posted his location in a now-deleted photo on Instagram.

A short while later, an armed robber approached Allen and attempted to rob him of his jewelry before shooting him.

Drill rapper King Yella posted graphic video of the aftermath of the fatal shooting on his YouTube channel.

Los Angeles police Capt. Kelly Muniz said the robber fled the fast food eatery after the shooting.

"He shot the victim and ran out the side door to a getaway car and then fled the parking lot," Muniz said.

Muniz said the 30-year-old rapper was targeted for his jewelry.

The Philadelphia native told Paper Magazine that he dropped out of high school to pursue a rap career. He said he was inspired to be a rapper after listening to Drake's album Take Care.

Allen's father was murdered when he was three years old. He is survived by two minor daughters.
 

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September 11, 2001 is a day that will live in infamy. It is the day that Americans pause to remember the thousands of victims who lost their lives.

We remember the victims of 9/11 such as Marcy Borders who survived the attack on the World Trade Center. She is the woman in the iconic photo dubbed the "Dust Lady of Sept. 11."
 
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Borders was at work on the 81st floor of the North Tower when it was hit by the first plane. She made it out of the building alive, but she died of stomach cancer in 2015.

RIP to the firefighters and other first responders who ran into the burning buildings to rescue others and never made it out alive.

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Thousands of people who inhaled the toxic dust from the fallen buildings have since passed away. Many New Yorkers are still suffering from chronic lung disorders 21 years later.

The first video below shows rare footage of the second plane hitting the World Trade Center.

The second video shows newsman N.J. Burkett reporting from Ground Zero when the first tower fell. It also shows New Yorkers desperately scrambling to stay ahead of a giant dust cloud.

"The dust is coming!" one man screamed. "You don't know what we're breathing in," said another man.

The third video shows the calm before the first plane shattered the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

Watch the videos below.
 

 

 

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Aspiring rapper and YouTuber S.dot, aka Dotarachi, died following heart surgery, his girlfriend, Holly confirmed in a Facebook post on Wednesday. He was 27.

S.dot was born with a congenital heart defect and has endured multiple heart surgeries.

The Chicago drill rapper was known for his regional hit song "Skrilla."

The founder of rap collective 485 was a member of Chicago's 600 gang, a Black Disciples set. He later released music on his YouTube channel, DotarachiVevo, before becoming well known as a YouTuber with his girlfriend, Holly.

In an emotional video on the "Holly and Sdot" YouTube channel, S.dot asked for prayers before going in for surgery to repair a tear in his aorta, the main artery that feeds oxygenated blood to the body.

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"I don't know what to do," said Holly. "I kinda feel sad but I try not to feel sad because I don't want you to feel sad," she told S.dot, before breaking down in tears.

"I feel like I don't know how to comfort you, so it's kinda like... I know you was saying, 'be realistic,' but ... what do you say, you know? I guess I just want you to go into it with a positive spirit."

S.dot responded, "Everybody else on the outside looking in and be like, you gon' be good? You gon' be good?' But what if I don't be good? ... What if I'm not good?"

He then told Holly he loved her and she should move on without him.

Watch the emotional video below.
 

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Former CNN anchorman Bernard Shaw passed away Wednesday after battling pneumonia "unrelated to Covid-19," Shaw's family announced in a statement on Thursday. He was 82.

"In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Bernard Shaw Scholarship Fund at the University of Chicago. The Shaw family requests complete privacy at this time," the family said in their statement.

Shaw began his journalism career as an anchor and reporter for WNUS in Chicago. He worked as a reporter for the Westinghouse Broadcasting Company in Chicago, before moving to Washington as the White House correspondent.

Shaw was CNN's first Black anchor and its chief anchorman when the all-news cable network launched on June 1, 1980. He worked for CNN until he retired in 2001.

CNN reports the funeral services will be private and attended by family and close friends only. A public memorial will be planned at a later time.

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David A. Arnold, comedian and creator of Nickelodeon's "That Girl Lay Lay," died suddenly on Wednesday. He was 54.

"It is with great sadness that we confirm the untimely passing of our husband, father, brother and friend, David A. Arnold," Arnold's family said in a statement on Thursday.

"David passed away peacefully today in his home and doctors have ruled the cause of death due to natural causes. Please keep our family in prayer and respect our privacy at this time as we are all shocked and [devastated] by this loss."

Industry insiders were shocked by the news of his passing.

"Wow. He was my friend from my hometown of Cleveland," said lifestyle blogger Tammie Reed, of TalkingwithTami.com.

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Chris Spencer, a comedian and close friend of Arnold, said the comedy community "mourns the loss of one of the greatest to ever do it." Spencer added that Arnold, pictured with his wife Julie Harkness Arnold, was "admired by his peers, respected by other veterans, and revered by the burgeoning comedians that he mentored. He will be deeply missed, especially by his comedy fraternity."

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Arnold was a stand-up comedian and the creator, showrunner and executive producer of Nickelodeon's live-action comedy "That Girl Lay Lay," starring rapper Alaya High (right) as an artificially intelligent avatar that comes to life.

The comedy series premiered in September 2021 and was renewed for Season 2 in January 2022.

Arnold is survived by his wife of 19 years, Julie, and their teenage daughter, Anna Grace Arnold.

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Chicago's Duke the Jeweler (R) was robbed and fatally shot after winning $100,000 in a dice game with J. Prince Jr..

Sources say Duke was ambushed and shot as he walked to his car after winning the money from J. Prince (in black t-shirt below).

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He was robbed of his jewels, cell phone, and his winnings during the shooting.

Duke entered the high stakes dice game after attending a Boosie Badazz concert in Houston, Texas on Monday night. According to sources, he was invited to Houston by Boosie who ordered a custom diamond studded chain from Duke.

Duke reportedly wore $1 million worth of his own jewelry to Boosie's concert. He flossed his pricey jewels in videos on Instagram before and during the Boosie concert.

In a video posted on his Instagram account, Duke counted thousands of dollars while Boosie and others looked on.

Boosie later explained what happened to Duke in his Instagram Stories on Tuesday.

"We was in the garage. He must have walked outside to the parking lot. We was in the garage. We heard the shots. Like they was far away in the parking lot. He must have went to his car or something, bro. Dude was going to make a piece for me, too. Damn. We had a concert last night. Sh-t must have happened when everybody was walking to the car."

 

 
Fans called Boosie out for not providing Duke with security during his stay in Houston.

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Duke is the second high-profile jeweler to be killed this year. Detroit-based Hutch the Jeweler was shot and killed during an apparent robbery attempt on June 3.

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Chicago drill rapper 600 Breezy revealed his girlfriend of 2 years, Raven Jackson, took her own life this week.

In an emotional post on Instagram Tuesday, Breezy, whose real name is Antonio Valentino King, wrote:

"Baby why would you do this to me , why would you do this to us ? I was coming back home I promised you I would . You just gone leave me forever? You kno how many people love you raven ? I would’ve never left if this was the outcome . Im f-cked up for the rest of my life baby mentally you just finished me . Im shaking I'm crying I love you so much stinky pie . My woman my wife my life ...You pushed me away so you can do this ??? I would've died with you raven I did any and everything for you ...I'll never be able to love again @raven.k.jackson . I'll see you soon baby. God help me please [sic]."

Sources say Raven jumped off a bridge after battling clinical depression and two prior suicide attempts.

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In an alleged text message, Raven apologized to Breezy for what she was about to do. She allegedly told him she was standing on a bridge about to jump. "This bridge is actually nice," she allegedly texted him.

"I'm just tired baby. I was dealing with these thoughts before you met me, I was just waiting for the right time," she allegedly wrote. "It's nobody's fault. I've been tired for a long time. I gave up a long time ago, I just do a good job of hiding it."

Breezy, 31, shared her alleged text message on his Instagram page. He captioned the post:

"My baby was hurting and I did everything I could to show her nothing but love and keep her going. I put everything into her and her business. I believed in her I worshipped the ground she walked on . She's gone forever. I hate myself . Please when your loved ones are showing signs of any mental damage or health please take them serious. This is real . This is what she left me with . And I suppose to be able to continue to live ????? @raven.k.jackson you always told me you wanted to go out young so you can get that love you deserve from others and be a legend. But what about your family baby what about me ? you left my heart so empty and broken lifeless alone. And no matter what they say or what you say I'm gonna forever feel like it's my fault. Please y'all pay attention to the signs of depression or mental health [sic]."

Breezy, an aspiring rapper and 600 gang member, was slammed by his baby mama, Queen Key, for using his girlfriend's death for "clout" on social media.

Queen Key had no remorse for Breezy.

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Jake Freeman, a 20-year-old college student, borrowed $25 million from his family and friends in July to purchase a 6% stake in retailer Bed Bath & Beyond.

Freeman bought stocks in Bed Bath & Beyond at just under $5.50 a share, according to the New York Post.

Just one month later, Freeman sold all of his Bed Bath & Beyond stock and made $110 million after the company's stock price surged to $27 a share.

Freeman's stroke of good luck made headlines and set in motion a chain of events that ended in the suicide of a top Bed Bath & Beyond executive on Sunday, Sept. 4.

Gustavo Arnal, 52, the chief financial officer for Bed Bath & Beyond, jumped from the 18th floor of Tribeca's new skyscraper known as the "Jenga Building," The Post reported.

The 60-story skyscraper is so named because its architecture resembles the popular Jenga board game.

Arnal's wife and two daughters were in the apartment when he jumped. He did not leave a suicide note.

On Aug. 16, around the time of the stock surge, Arnal sold 42,513 shares in company stock for a little over $1 million, according to MarketBeat.com.

Arnal, who joined Bed Bath & Beyond as CFO in 2020, earned $2.9 million annually, including $775,000 in salary and the rest in stock awards, according to InsiderTrades.com.

Angry investors who lost millions during BBBY's wild ride in August, hurled accusations of insider trading and filed complaints with The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Arnal was facing a $1.2 billion class-action lawsuit alleging that he and majority shareholder, GameStop Chairman Ryan Cohen, conspired to artificially inflate the company's value in a "pump and dump" scheme.

Two days before Arnal jumped to his death, the company announced it was cutting about 20% of its workforce and closing 150 stores across America.

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Bed Bath & Beyond's financial troubles escalated after the company dropped Mike Lindell's My Pillow and pro-Donald Trump products from its stores in 2021.

For his part, Freeman claims he had no knowledge of insider trading and that his stock purchase was just luck.

"I certainly did not expect such a vicious rally upwards," Freeman told Financial Times. "I thought this was going to be a six-months-plus play... I was really shocked that it went up so fast."

Freeman sold $130 million worth of stock at two brokerage firms in August.

Freeman said that the initial $25 million stake that he used to buy 5 million shares in Bed Bath and Beyond was raised from friends and family.

He has not been named in the class action lawsuit.

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A homeless woman who appeared in A&E's Beyond Scared Straight as a teenage delinquent was found dead in a vacant house in Victorville, California on August 26.

"Upon arrival, deputies located Ashley Tropez inside the house, suffering from traumatic injuries," the San Bernardino Sheriff's Department said in a press release Saturday. The press release didn't disclose the cause of Tropez's death.

Tropez, 24, was squatting inside a vacant house with another homeless woman, Alexis Call.

Call, who was reportedly in a relationship with Tropez, was arrested and charged in Tropez's murder.

Call, 24, is being held at the High Desert Detention Center. She appeared at a bond hearing on Tuesday.

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Tropez was just 17 years old when she appeared with other troubled teens in the Emmy-nominated series, which ran from 2011 to 2015.

The young gang member appeared on the show for allegedly "fighting, getting in trouble and selling weed."

Tropez spoke about her experience on the show a year later. She said it didn't change her life.

"I'm still the same person," Tropez said at the time. "I just be everywhere, from friends to family's houses. Just chilling."