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The husband of Irma Garcia, a fourth grade teacher who was killed in the Texas school massacre, has died, according to family members.

A gunman barged into a fourth grade classroom at Robb Elementary and barricaded himself inside.

After announcing "You're all going to die," the gunman shot 32 people in 2 adjoining classrooms.

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Irma, left, was found dead on top of one of her students. She worked at Robb Elementary School for 23 years. Her co-teacher, Eva Mireles, 44 (right), was also killed, along with 19 of their students. 17 people were injured in the shooting.

Joe Garcia died Thursday morning, as the result of a "medical emergency," according to a GoFundMe page set up by Irma's cousin Debra Garcia Austin.

"I truly believe Joe died of a broken heart and losing the love of his life of more than 30 years was too much to bear," Austin wrote.

"EXTREMELY heartbreaking and come with deep sorrow to say that my Tia Irma's husband Joe Garcia has passed away due to grief," Garcia's nephew tweeted on Thursday. "[I] truly am at a loss for words for how we are all feeling."

Irma and Joe were married 24 years and shared four children, according to Irma's bio on the Uvalde school district’s website.

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Hollywood is mourning the loss of character actor Ray Liotta whose breakout role in the classic mafia film "Goodfellas" made him a star.

Liotta reportedly died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic. He was 67.

Liotta was in good health and had plans to be married to his fiancée Jacy Nittolo, a mom of four.

Liotta was best known for his role as Henry Hill in the mobster coming-of-age classic Goodfellas, directed by Martin Scorsese in 1990.

The movie also starred actors Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco and Paul Sorvino.

Liotta leaves behind his 23-year-old daughter, Karsen Liotta, with ex-wife Michelle Grace.

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Liotta discussed his career playing mob figures in an interview with PEOPLE.

"It's weird how this business works, because I've definitely had a career that's up and down. For some reason, I've been busier this year than I have in all the years that I've been doing this. And I still feel I'm not there yet. I just think there's a lot more."

Liotta was adopted from an orphanage as a baby and raised in New Jersey by his father Alfred, an auto parts store owner, and homemaker mom Mary.

"At first, I didn't understand how a parent could give up a child," he told PEOPLE. "So I had that kind of energy of just being like, that's f---ed up. And then when I finally met my birth mom in my 40s, by then, I wasn't as angry about it. It's just another journey."

Liotta added: "After years, you grow up, and you just see the pattern of things. I've definitely developed more patience. Now I'm grateful for my health. And being born. For my parents that adopted me. I mean, it could have gone a lot of different ways."

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Lil Keed's pregnant girlfriend, Quana, wrote a heartbreaking Instagram post after the rapper died suddenly on Friday night.

Keed, 24, was scheduled to perform in concert before he died in Beverly Hills, Ca. According to reports, Keed's death was health-related.

Quana posted a tribute to Keed along with several videos on her Instagram Stories on Saturday.

"I love you sooooo much baby what I'm post to do with out you [sic]," she wrote in a lengthy post on Instagram.

"I can't breathe right sleep right nothing I don't even wanna talk to nobody Keed I can't take this why you leave US bru. What am I supposed to tell Naychur? What am I gone tell our new baby ? Keed I just told you the other day if you left me with these two kids I was gone loose my mind... my Mind is lost baby. You told me everything I'm sooooo sorry I didn’t fly to LA I know I could've saved you baby you really showed me all you needed was MY LOVE you gave me that I gave you that. IM SORRY please just tell me this a dream come home."

She continued:

"YOU GAVE ME THE WORLDDDDDDDDD. Anything I wanted ... Needed you got it / did it for me with no questions ask! BABY you was just on the phone with me in the bed HOW you leave like that without saying that was gone be your last goodbye your last I love you our last FaceTime ! SMH baby please tell me I'm dreaming I wanna wake up and this shit be a dream. CALL ME BACK DADDY... I'm so weak for you baby WEAK AS HELL for you . SOOOOOOO WEAK SO WEAKKKK SO FUCKINNNN WEAK FOR U BRO THIS SHIT HERE HIT HARD. WHO IM GONE MAKE LOVE TO NOW ???? WHO GONE KISS ME IN MY SLEEP ALL NIGHT? Who gone rub my Belly ? RAQHID WHY U LEAVEEEEE ME MAN. You was my boyfriend my best friend my slime my twin my ride or die!"

The couple dated for 8 years and share 3-year-old daughter, Naychur. She is expecting their second child.

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Rapper Lil Keed reportedly passed away in Beverly Hills, Ca. on Friday, May 13. He was 24.

A cause of death was not confirmed. However, sources say he died Friday night from a health-related issue.

His brother, rapper Lil Gotit wrote on social media:

"Can't believe I seened you die today bro [sic] I did all my cries I know what u want me to do and that's go hard for Mama Daddy Our Brothers Naychur and Whiteboy."

The Atlanta-based rapper, real name Raqhid Render, was signed to Young Thug's YSL record label and 300 Entertainment.

Keed, who was born in Atlanta, was the youngest of seven children. His parents separated when he was a child. He worked at Subway and McDonald's before pursuing a rap career.

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On May 6, 2019, Lil Keed (pictured right with Young Thug) released his single "Proud Of Me", featuring Young Thug, off his debut studio album Long Live Mexico.

The album title was a tribute to a friend who died named Mexico.

On June 12, 2020, two people were shot and wounded during the filming of a music video for Keed's song "Fox 5" featuring label mate Gunna.

On August 11, 2020, Keed was included on XXL magazine's 2020 Freshman Class.

In 2020 Keed collaborated with Travis Scott, Thugga and Chris Brown on his last studio album, Trapped On Cleveland 3.

In an interview on Atlanta's Hot 107.9, Keed said he was inspired to rap by his neighbor Young Thug. The two rappers grew up on Cleveland Avenue on Atlanta's southwest side.

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Keed leaves a behind a young daughter, Naychur, and his pregnant girlfriend, Quana. They are pictured with their daughter at her 2nd birthday celebration in Atlanta in March 2021. See more pics from the party here.

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Singer Jewell Caples has passed away at 54, according to rapper Daz Dillinger.

Jewell passed away at an Idaho hospital on Friday morning. She was surrounded by family members. No cause of death was reported.

Dillinger tweeted the news on Friday morning:

"RIP @iamjewellcaples. IM SAD THIS REALLY HURT BUT JEWELLZ PASSED THIS MORNING," he wrote alongside a picture of the singer.

"WOW DEATHROW FOR LIFE. WE GONE MISS HER.

"CLASSIC MUSIC. FAMILY OVER EVERYTHING."

The R&B singer/songwriter was best known as the First Lady of Suge Knights' Death Row Records.

Among the artists she worked with were N.W.A, Dr. Dre, Tupac Shakur, and Snoop Dogg, among others. Many of her collabos with other artists went platinum.

Jewell was signed to Death Row Records from 1992 to 1996. She covered Shirley Brown's hit song "Woman to Woman" which peaked at 72 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

She also appeared on Snoop Dogg's iconic Doggystyle album. She released "Love or Lust" on the soundtrack for the film Deep cover (mis-credited as "Jewel", and she was featured on the 1994 soundtrack for Above the Rim.

According to VladTv, Jewell took to Instagram to post about her prior hospitalization. "I was hospitalized on March 2, 2022. Released on March 5, 2022, went [home] 8lbs of fluid on my heart, lungs, and legs!"
 

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YouTuber Kevin Samuels passed away on Thursday morning at age 56, his family confirmed.

News of his untimely death swept through Black Twitter like a tornado. His name was a trending topic on Twitter and many tweets featured Black women celebrating his demise.

Samuels allegedly earned millions from his misogynistic videos on YouTube where he had a following of over 1.4 million subscribers.

According to Famous Wealthy People, Samuels had a net worth of $4 million in November 2021. He allegedly reported an income of $10 million on his 2021 taxes in April 2022.

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Samuels spent his money lavishly on designer clothes, shoes, cologne, and Rolexes. He owned a fleet of cars including a Lamborghini, Mercedes AMG G 63, and a Tesla Model X.

Samuels worked a 9-5 job before promoting himself as a lifestyle consultant and coach. He reportedly charged his clients a fee of $1,400 an hour.

Samuels reviewed cologne on his YouTube channel in the early days before going viral during the pandemic in 2020.

The self-proclaimed "image consultant" and relationship guru made his fortune by disparaging Black women and spewing misogynistic stereotypes about their weight and looks.

He went easier on his male followers by encouraging them to achieve the lofty goal of high value men.

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Samuels was a hit with insecure men who modeled their own personalities after his.

Days before he died, The Root published a scathing article titled "When Will Kevin Samuels Finally Be Canceled?."

In the article, writer Candace McDuffie asked, "Why does Kevin Samuels continue to have a platform when it's built on the backs of women he hates?"

She noted that Samuels called women who are 35 and unmarried "leftovers".

On Thursday, McDuffie changed the title of her article to "Controversy Follows Kevin Samuels."

Samuels was twice divorced and leaves behind an adult daughter. He was born in Atlanta, and will be buried during a private service in Oklahoma City.
 
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Update: Kevin Samuels' untimely death has been confirmed by family members. He was 56.

The self-professed "image consultant" was found unresponsive in his Atlanta apartment on Thursday morning.

His death comes 3 days after The Root published a scathing article titled "When Will Kevin Samuels Finally Be Canceled?".

Samuels grew a large following on YouTube by degrading and humiliating Black female callers.

The news of his demise was first reported by Instagram blogger Gossip of the City on Thursday, May 5.

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A Southern University cheerleader who practiced writing suicide notes in her teens has taken her own life.

"May this day bring me rest and peace." Ariana Miller wrote in a lengthy suicide note on her Instagram page on Wednesday.

Her body was found in the Mississippi River after school officials were notified of her suicide note around 9 p.m. Wednesday.

In her post that has received over 65,000 likes, Miller wrote about fighting suicidal urges in her younger years.

"I have fought this urge since my early teenage years.. I gave this life all the fight I had. To everyone who has entered my life I'm so grateful and I can only imagine how this may find you."

She continued:

"To the people in my life I pray you learn to vocalize your feelings and get help always!!! I failed at that and I’m afraid it's to late. MOM, THANKYOU SO MUCH, I pray you know I'm at rest now! You would've given anything to see me happy, you have given everything to see me happy! I'm happy in the water where everything is still and peaceful. I have written so many suicide notes in my life but finally, I've reached my end. I hope this teaches everyone to check on your "strong" friends, be present always! I'm contradicting myself but NEVER give up!!!"

The Southern University and A&M College issued a statement on Twitter:

"We mourn the loss of Arlana Miller, a freshman' Southern University Cheerleader.

On May 4, 2022, at approximately 9PM, Southern University Athletic Department was notified of a social media post which ultimately led to this unfortunate announcement.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness of mental or behavioral health issues and to help reduce the stigma so many experience.

Counseling is available at the University Counseling Center for all students and specifically for student-athletes within the department. 24/7 counseling services are available at Holistic Behavioral Health Hotline. Please call (225)368-9602.

We ask for your prayers, love, and support.

Our deepest sympathy to The Miller family, SU Cheer, & friends.
We love you Arlana

#ForeverJag."


 

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Hi-Five member Roderick "Pooh" Clark (front right) died on Easter Sunday at age 49 according to his family in a message on Facebook. The family did not disclose his cause of death.

Former Hi-Five member Marcus Sanders (front left) paid tribute to Clark by sharing a video in a post on social media.

Angela Garcia-Shelby, former girlfriend of the late Hi-Five lead singer Tony Thompson, also remembered Clark on Facebook, writing:

"Roderick "Pooh" Clark, thru all your life's struggles, you fought the good fight and you did it with a smile from ear to ear! I hate I didn't call u a few weeks ago when I told myself to! But, you always kept me on the phone for almost 2 hrs when we talked, and there was no cutting u off! Lol! We had some amazing phone conversations in the past and some great visits when I came thru Waco! I'll cherish them forever! I love u Pooh and you'll forever be my big brother! No more wheelchair, bro! Now, WINGS!!! RIP."

In 1993, while on their way to a radio station, Hi-Five was involved in a car accident that left Clark paralyzed from the chest down.

Clark was born in Waco, Texas and formed Hi-Five with the other 4 members: Marcus, Tony, Russell Neal, and Toriano Easley.

The group is best known for their number 1 hit song "I Like the Way (The Kissing Game)" off their 1990 debut album, Hi-Five. The song was written and produced by Teddy Riley and spent two weeks at number 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and 1 week at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The group released their second album Keep It Goin' On in 1992, which spawned their hit single "She's Playing Hard to Get."

Their other hits include "Too Young", "The Way You Said Goodbye“. "I Can't Wait Another Minute", "Just Another Girlfriend", "Quality Time" and "I Just Can't Handle It."
 

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Hip-Hop pioneer DJ Kay Slay died Sunday, April 17, after a four-month battle with the coronavirus, Hot 97 and his family confirmed in a statement. He was 55.

"Hot 97 is shocked and saddened by the loss of our beloved DJ Kay Slay. We cherish the many memories created through the twenty-plus years he dedicated to the “Drama Hour," the radio station wrote.

Kay Slay's family issued the following statement:

"Our hearts are broken by the passing of Keith Grayson, professionally known as DJ Kay Slay. A dominant figure in Hip Hop culture with millions of fans worldwide, DJ Kay Slay will be remembered for his passion and excellence with a legacy that will transcend generations. In memory of DJ Kay Slay, our family wishes to thank all of his friends, fans, and supporters for their prayers and well wishes during this difficult time. We ask that you respect our privacy as we grieve this tragic loss."

The New York native, born Keith Grayson, was also known as The Drama King and graffiti artist Dez in his early days.

Music manager Wack 100 announced Kay Slay was on life support in a NY hospital in January:

"Pray for my brotha @djkayslay it's not looking good. He might be mad at me for this those that know Slay but he needs all the support he can get... Been 14 days fighting Ovid and he's just be put on a ventilator. Keep him in your prayers please [sic]."

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Kay Slay was a mixtape DJ, graffiti artist, and record executive who released four albums: The Streetsweeper, Vol. 1, The Streetsweeper, Vol. 2, The Champions: North Meets South (with Atlanta's own Greg Street), and More Than Just a DJ.

When the graffiti movement faded in the late 1980s, Grayson began selling hip-hop mixtapes.

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Grayson's mixtapes were wildly popular and gained a large following. His studio became the top destination for many rappers and artists including 50 Cent, Eminem, Foxy Brown, Kid Capri, and more.

The New York Times referred to Kay Slay as "Hip Hop's One-Man Ministry of Insults".

Wack 100 wrote in a statement on Sunday:

"A cultural icon, Kay Slay was more than just a DJ, to us he was family and a vital part of what made Hot 97 the successful station it is today. Our hearts go out to his family, friends, and fans worldwide and we will always and forever celebrate The Drama King's legacy."

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Rapper Archie Eversole has died at age 37, sources confirmed to Majic ATL on Wednesday.

Eversole was best known for his 2002 single "We Ready" off his gold album Ride Wit Me Dirty South Style. The song is still played at stadium sporting events around the country and in advertisement commercials.

The family did not disclose a cause of death. However, a confidential source said Eversole was fatally shot during a dispute with a family member.

Eversole enthusiastically embraced the Atlanta United soccer team. In 2018, Eversole released "United We Conquer," a theme for the Atlanta United.

The team's fans paid tribute to him on social media on Wednesday.

ESPN's Brandon Caldwell tweeted:

"rip... archie eversole, an energetic rapper who crafted a song and anthem which will outlive and still be wholly southern and atlanta."

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Comedy legend Gilbert Gottfried died on Tuesday, April 12, following a long illness. He was 67.

His family broke the news of Gottfried's death in posts on his Instagram and Twitter accounts.

"We are heartbroken to announce the passing of our beloved Gilbert Gottfried after a long illness. In addition to being the most iconic voice in comedy, Gilbert was a wonderful husband, brother, friend and father to his two young children."

In a statement to PEOPLE, his friend and publicist Glenn Schwartz confirmed Gottfried's death was the result of "Recurrent Ventricular Tachycardia due to Myotonic Dystrophy type II."

In his final Instagram post, Gottfried showed support for his friend and fellow comedian Chris Rock, who was assaulted by actor Will Smith during the Oscars on March 27.

"Which is the worst crime? Chris Rock being physically assaulted or Chris Rock telling a joke?" Gottfried wrote on March 28, alongside a photo of himself with Rock.
 

Gottfried was best known as the voice of the Aflac duck for the insurance company Aflac. He was fired by the insurance giant in 2011 for tweeting jokes about the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

Gottfried also voiced the bird Iago in Disney's 1992 classic Aladdin. And he worked alongside his friend Chris Rock in various movie projects, including two Eddie Murphy films, Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) and Doctor Dolittle (1998).

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins has died after being hit by a dump truck on a highway early Saturday morning in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Haskins, 24, was in South Florida training with Steelers players for the 2022 NFL season, according to Yahoo! Sports.

According to MSN News, Haskins was "attempting" to walk cross Interstate 595 around 6:37 a.m. when he "collided with an oncoming dump truck," Florida Highway Patrol said in an accident report. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin issued a statement confirming Haskins' death. He called the young player, "One of our hardest workers, both on the field and in our community."

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Charges were dropped against Haskins' wife, Kalabrya Gondrezick-Haskins who knocked his tooth out during a domestic violence incident in July 2021.
 
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The dispute occurred because Kalabrya was allegedly upset that he spent too much time with his boys at a nightclub.

Friends say Haskins fell into a deep depression after the incident.

The former Ohio State standout was a first round NFL draft pick in 2019 and served as the Steelers' No. 3 quarterback in 2021.

Haskins threw for 12 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in 13 starts for the team.

Haskins would have turned 25 on May 3.

Twitter reacted with outrage to tweets by ESPN NFL reporter Adam Schefter about Haskins' death Saturday morning.

Dez Bryant tweeted:

"Athletes for the record.. the shit @AdamSchefter
wrote that’s how a lot of people view us.. we ain’t shit but entertainment!.. if you let 1 treat you with disrespect the rest will follow..."

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Beloved Gospel singer Tarrian LaShun Pace died from kidney failure due to chronic kidney disease. She was 60.

Pace passed away Monday morning, according to 11 Alive News.

The Atlanta native was on dialysis for 5 years waiting for a kidney transplant, her sister, Lydia Pace told 11Alive's Shiba Russell.

LaShun, a member of The Anointed Pace Sisters, was praised for her soaring vocals on her signature hit "I Know I've Been Changed."

A snippet of LaShun's 1996 hit "Act Like You Know" recently trended on TikTok. Lydia said LaShun was encouraged to begin working on another album.
 

Playwright Tyler Perry was moved to write a play inspired by LaShun's hit song "I Know I've Been Changed."

LaShun and Tyler remained good friends over the years. He even purchased a home in Atlanta for Pace's mother, Bettie Ann Pace, who died in 2020 at age 82.

Tyler's gift fulfilled the Pace matriarch's dying wish to became a homeowner.

LaShun is survived by seven of the nine Pace sisters and an adult daughter.
 

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The mother of one of rapper Young Thug's sons was shot and killed following a dispute over a bowling ball in Atlanta.

Atlanta police identified the slain woman as LaKevia Jackson, 31. She was killed following a dispute over a bowling ball at Metro Fun Center in southwest Atlanta.

Investigators tell CBS46, that Jackson was attending a birthday celebration at the bowling alley when she got into a fight that escalated into violence.

LaKevia's mother, Sherina Jackson, told CBS affiliate WRDW, that Jackson was shot while leaving the bowling alley.

Witnesses said the gunman waited 20 minutes in the parking lot before ambushing Jackson as she walked out of the bowling alley.

"I didn't know that was going to be the last time I talked to my baby," said Sherina Jackson. "I could hear her over the phone crying and screaming then her best friend said she's not breathing! I lost my baby all over a bowling ball."

"This is truly an atrocity. A young lady has lost her life over a bowling ball," APD Homicide Commander Lt. Ralph Woolfolk said during a press conference. "We talk about conflict-resolution time and time again and this is an escalated dispute so we will work this case through the night and we will find the person responsible. We know who you are so go ahead and turn yourself in."