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Stand-up comedian Jak Knight's cause of death was determined to be suicide and the manner of death is a gunshot wound to the head. He was 28.

Knight was found on a Los Angeles embankment on July 14, 2022. He was suffering from a gunshot wound to the head and later pronounced dead.

Knight's family refused to release details, such as the time he was found. They confirmed only that he passed away on Thursday.

Knight was best known for co-creating and starring in Peacock series Bust Down with Chris Redd and Sam Jay. He was a writer on the hit comedy TV series Black-ish, and he worked on the HBO series Pause With Sam Jay.

Fellow stand-up comedians paid tribute to the rising star on social media. Comedian Phoebe Robinson called Knight "A brilliant stand-up comic and dope person."

"Rest In Peace Jak Knight. Hilarious comedian and a great guy. I can't believe it," Eternals' star Kumail Nanjiani tweeted.

"You ever juke on a girl while drunk crying about Jak Knight dying? 10/10 experience," wrote Broad City's Hannibal Buress posted.

"Jak Knight was hilarious. His voice in comedy will be missed," Workaholics star Blake Anderson wrote.

Knight's family asked for privacy "during this extremely difficult time," a rep said, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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According to the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office, Kevin Samuels died from natural causes.

According to the report, obtained by TMZ, Samuels's heart gave out due to high blood blood pressure (hypertension).

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The medical examiner released the cause of death two months after the 57-year-old relationship guru suffered a cardiac arrest and died in his Atlanta apartment on May 5, 2022.

The autopsy results determined his heart failure was brought on by the prolonged effects of high blood pressure.

Blood pressure means the force of blood against the walls inside the arteries. Normal blood pressure is 120/80 and below. High blood pressure is 140/90 and above.

The pressure in the arteries is measured by 2 numbers: systolic and diastolic. The top number (systolic) means the pressure inside the arteries when the heart beats (contracts).

The bottom number (diastolic) means the pressure in the arteries between beats when the heart is at rest.

Blood pressure readings of 130/80 to 139/89 are considered stage 1 hypertension. Your doctor will prescribe blood pressure medications and/or diuretics (water pills) to bring your blood pressure down to normal.

Your doctor will also suggest lifestyle changes such as no added salt in your diet, and exercise at least 150 minutes a week.

A blood pressure reading of 180/120 is considered a hypertensive crisis because such high pressure in your arteries can cause strokes, heart disease, and death.

Symptoms of chronic (longterm) high blood pressure includes headaches, dizziness, shortness of breath, nosebleeds, weakness and fatigue.

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Samuels may not have known he had high blood pressure, which is why hypertension is called the "silent killer."

Kevin Samuels grew a large following of mostly fatherless males on his YouTube channel. He was considered the leader of the so-called "manosphere" movement, a group of men who yearn for the traditional male, female gender roles.

Samuels was apparently addicted to Red Bull energy drinks, which may have been a contributing factor to his longterm high blood pressure.

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Ivana Trump's death is determined to be accidental, according to an autopsy report released on Friday. She died as a result of "blunt impact injuries to the torso."

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A law enforcement source told Fox News that police responded to a call from someone requesting a wellness check because he hadn't seen her in a while.

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According to the NYPD, Ivana Trump was found unresponsive at the bottom of the stairs just after 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ the autopsy was completed on Friday.

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In a post on his social media platform, Truth Social, former President Donald Trump remembered his first ex-wife as a "wonderful, beautiful, and amazing woman, who led a great and inspirational life."

"Her pride and joy were her three children, Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric," he wrote. "She was so proud of them, as we were all so proud of her."

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Ivana and Trump married in 1977 and divorced in 1992 after Trump had an extramarital affair with socialite Marla Maples.

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Ivana is pictured with her children (L-R): Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump and Ivanka Trump in a photo dated September 21, 2015.

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Former Dallas Cowboys running back Marion Sylvester Barber III died from heat stroke in his Frisco, Texas apartment on June 1. He was 38.

Barber was found dead by police who forcd entry into his apartment to conduct a welfare check after a report of a water leak at the residence.
 
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His body was discovered inside the shower. Water was running in the overflowing tub. Barber had not been seen in public for around 3 weeks before his body was found.

The Collin County Medical Examiner's Office ruled Barber's cause of death was heat stroke caused by exercising in "sauna-like conditions" in his apartment.

According to police, Barber's thermostat was set at 91 degrees. TMZ reports the star athlete had a "history of exercising during sauna-like conditions."

According to the report, there was no sign of foul play. There was no evidence of trauma or drugs found in Barber's body, and "no clear evidence of natural disease found" either.

via TMZ -- In a separate Frisco Police Dept. incident report, also obtained by TMZ Sports, officers say Barber had not been seen for around 3 weeks prior to the discovery of his body on June 1.

In the docs, officers say multiple people told them they tried to make contact with Barber throughout May as there appeared to be a leak coming from his apartment -- though all attempts were unsuccessful.

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A Florida judge has granted a request from Bob Saget's family to block the release of details surrounding his death.

Saget is pictured above with his daughters (L-R): Aubrey Saget, Lara Saget, and Jennie Saget on November 11, 2008.

The actor and stand-up comedian was found unresponsive in bed on January 9 in Orlando, Fl. Doctors theorize that he hit his head on the floor or on a headboard and then went to sleep in his room at the Ritz Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes resort.

The medical examiner speculated that Saget's head injuries were caused by an "unwitnessed fall backwards."

According to autopsy reports, Saget died after suffering closed head fractures to the back of his skull and hairline fractures in the bones above his eye socket.

The medical examiner's report indicates Saget fell and hit his head on a hard flat surface. The impact caused his brain to ricochet off the inside frontal portion of his skull. The fall resulted in bleeding in the membrane covering his brain. The blood congealed to form a hematoma that pressed down and caused increased pressure on his brain resulting in death.

Saget also tested positive for a breakthrough COVID infection, but the M.E. claims the virus was not a factor in his death.

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Police say there is no foul play, according to TMZ, despite reports that Saget's skull fracture was consistent with being "hit with a baseball bat or falling down stairs".

Saget's family filed a lawsuit and requested a restraining order to prevent the M.E. from releasing any more details about Saget's death.

According to DailyMail.com, the family sought an injunction against the medical examiner's office and the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

The family's lawsuit sought to block the release of any photographs, video and audio recordings, and "statutorily protected autopsy information" - related to his death.

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Autopsy results by a private forensic pathologist sparked rampant rumors of organ harvesting.

Jelani Day, a graduate student from Illinois, was reported missing on August 24. On Sept. 4, his body was pulled from the Illinois River in Peru, not far from where his car was discovered parked in a wooded area.

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Local authorities and the FBI reached the same conclusion - Jelani took his own life by drowning.

According to Revolt.com, autopsy findings revealed the corpse was missing multiple organs including his brain, spleen, liver, and eyeballs.

His top and bottom teeth were allegedly removed, his jaw had been "sawed out", and his genitalia was "unidentifiable."

The report also stated that his remaining internal organs were "completely liquefied."

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As "organ harvesting" rumors spread on social media, Jelani's mother, Carmen Bolden Day clarified that two autopsies had been performed on Jelani. One autopsy was performed by the Peru medical examiner, followed by a second independent autopsy by a private pathologist.

The family sought an independent autopsy to confirm their suspicions that Jelani was murdered.

Bolden Day further clarified that her son's organs were removed during the first autopsy and that none of his organs were missing.

"No organs were missing," she said in a statement.

"I do not want to stray off from the facts. There were contradicting facts from the first preliminary autopsy compared to the second independent autopsy, but this is not a case of organ harvesting.

"However, my son did not put himself in a river. My son was murdered and my goal and purpose are to find out what happened and hold those responsible accountable."

 
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An independent autopsy ordered by Quawan Charles' family confirmed a preliminary autopsy report that his cause of death was drowning.

Quawan, 15, disappeared from his father's home in Baldwin, Louisiana on October 30. His bloated body was found 4 days later in a sugar cane field.

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The initial autopsy conducted by the coroner's office in Iberia Parish, LA. found water in the boy's lungs and determined the cause of death was drowning.

American forensics, the agency that performed the second autopsy, also say that the initial autopsy was thorough, according to TMZ. The second autopsy mentions no sign of trauma or natural disease, and that the body was "undergoing decompositional changes upon arrival."

But Quawan's family and friends refused to accept the findings of the preliminary autopsy report.

They believed he was murdered, citing a grisly photo circulating online that showed facial mutilation similar to the damage caused by small animals or marine life nibbling on his face after death.

The family's attorney tells TMZ he's troubled by the Sheriff's Office's slow response in finding Quawan -- noting it took them a total of 4 days just to ping his phone on Nov. 2, which led them to his body the next day.

A final report is pending toxicology results.

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George Floyd, the Minnesota man whose death in police custody sparked violent protests across the nation, tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, his autopsy report shows.

Floyd, 46, died from asphyxia when a 200 lb. cop kneeled on his neck and chest, making it difficult for him to breathe.

The medical examiner said Floyd had likely recovered from the virus by the time of his death. The report indicated Floyd tested positive for the infectious disease on April 3, making it likely that he recovered by the time he died.

But the virus may have damaged his lungs, causing shortness of breath on exertion which would have caused him to fatigue easily.

The 20-page report also shows Floyd had traces of fentanyl and methamphetamines in his system when he died.

The report lists Floyd's cause of death as a heart attack complicated by law enforcement restraint and neck compression, which conflicts with a secondary autopsy paid for by the family that shows Floyd died of "asphyxiation from sustained pressure."

Derek Chauvin, 44, was fired from the Minneapolis police force along with three other officers who were at the scene and did nothing to save Floyd. All four officers are charged with his murder.

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An independent autopsy found that George Floyd died from traumatic asphyxia caused by external pressure on his neck and back.

Ben Crump, the attorney for Floyd's family, announced the new findings on Monday. He said an independent autopsy performed by Dr. Michael Baden determined that Floyd, 46, died from "asphyxiation from sustained pressure" that occurred when former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, kneeled on Floyd's neck and back.

An initial autopsy conducted by the state medical examiner found that Floyd died from a combination of preexisting conditions, police restraint, and possible "intoxicants" in his body.

But the family was not satisfied by the initial findings and asked Dr. Baden to conduct an independent autopsy.

Dr. Baden performed a second autopsy on Jeffrey Epstein that determined his death was caused by homicidal violence.

Dr. Michael Baden and Dr. Allecia Wilson performed the autopsy and said there was "neck and back compression that led to a lack of blood flow to the brain," according to Crump's statement. They added that "weight on the back, handcuffs and positioning were contributory factors because they impaired the ability of Mr. Floyd’s diaphragm to function."

Baden said Floyd died at the scene.

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A Minnesota medical examiner has determined that George Floyd died from the combined effects of Coronary Artery Disease, hypertensive heart disease, and a knee pressed against his neck and back.

The medical examiner found no evidence that Floyd died from traumatic asphyxia or strangulation, the complaint said, according to NBC News.

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Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on Floyd's neck for exactly 8 minutes and 45 seconds, was fired from the police force on Tuesday along with officers Tou Thao, Thomas Lane, and J Alexander Kueng.

The four officers responded to a 911 call of a "forgery in process" at Cup Foods on Monday, May 25.

According to the state charging documents, the officers found Floyd, 46, sitting in his car outside the store. He was removed from the car and arrested for passing a counterfeit $20 bill in the store.

The document states Floyd refused to get into a patrol unit and complained that he was claustrophobic and he could not breathe.

"While standing outside the car, Mr. Floyd began saying and repeating that he could not breathe," the document said.

When Floyd was placed facedown on the pavement, Chauvin placed his left knee "in the area of Mr. Floyd's head and neck," according to prosecutors.

"Mr. Floyd said, 'I can't breathe' multiple times and repeatedly said, 'Mama' and 'please,' as well."

One of Chauvin's fellow officers suggested rolling Floyd over on his side, but Chauvin said, "No, staying put where we got him."

When Floyd eventually fell silent and stopped moving, "officer Kueng checked Floyd's wrist for a pulse and said, 'I couldn't find one.' None of the officers moved from their positions," the complaint said.

After three days of unrest, looting and vandalism in south Minneapolis, Chauvin, 44, was arrested Friday and charged with 3rd degree murder and manslaughter in Floyd's death. There were no other arrests.

The coroner's report will likely form the basis of Chauvin's defense during his trial.

His legal team will attempt to convince a jury that Floyd would have died in police custody even if Chuavin had not kneeled on his carotid artery for 8 minutes and 45 seconds.

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Kobe Bryant's cause of death was revealed by the Los Angeles coroner's office on Wednesday night.

Bryant, 41, his daughter, Gianna Bryant, 13, and seven others died in a suspicious helicopter crash on Sunday, Jan. 26.

The coroner said all of the victims died from "blunt trauma" in a high impact crash. The manner of death was listed as an "accident."

All 9 bodies were identified through DNA and fingerprints, the coroner's office confirmed.

"Through the use of DNA and fingerprints, the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner has identified all nine of the victims who died in a helicopter crash on Sunday," the statement said.

"On Tuesday body examinations were performed on all nine decedents. Their causes of death were certified as blunt trauma. The manner of death was certified as accident."

The other victims were identified as John Altobelli, 56, Alyssa Alobelli, 14, Keri Altobelli, 46, Sarah Chester, 45, Payton Chester, 13, Christina Mauser, 38, and the pilot Ara Zobayan, 50.

The coroner's report was released hours after Kobe's widow, Vanessa Bryant, 37, posted an emotional statement on Instagram.com.

"There aren't enough words to describe our pain right now. I take comfort in knowing that Kobe and Gigi both knew that they were so deeply loved. We were so incredibly blessed to have then in our lives. I wish they were here with us forever. They were our beautiful blessings taken from us too soon. I'm not sure what our lives hold beyond today, and it's impossible to imagine life without them. But we wake up each day, trying to keep pushing because Kobe, and our baby girl, Gigi, are shining on us to light the way."

 

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My girls and I want to thank the millions of people who’ve shown support and love during this horrific time. Thank you for all the prayers. We definitely need them. We are completely devastated by the sudden loss of my adoring husband, Kobe — the amazing father of our children; and my beautiful, sweet Gianna — a loving, thoughtful, and wonderful daughter, and amazing sister to Natalia, Bianka, and Capri. We are also devastated for the families who lost their loved ones on Sunday, and we share in their grief intimately. There aren’t enough words to describe our pain right now. I take comfort in knowing that Kobe and Gigi both knew that they were so deeply loved. We were so incredibly blessed to have them in our lives. I wish they were here with us forever. They were our beautiful blessings taken from us too soon. I’m not sure what our lives hold beyond today, and it’s impossible to imagine life without them. But we wake up each day, trying to keep pushing because Kobe, and our baby girl, Gigi, are shining on us to light the way. Our love for them is endless — and that’s to say, immeasurable. I just wish I could hug them, kiss them and bless them. Have them here with us, forever. Thank you for sharing your joy, your grief and your support with us. We ask that you grant us the respect and privacy we will need to navigate this new reality. To honor our Team Mamba family, the Mamba Sports Foundation has set up the MambaOnThree Fund to help support the other families affected by this tragedy. To donate, please go to MambaOnThree.org. To further Kobe and Gianna’s legacy in youth sports, please visit MambaSportsFoundation.org. Thank you so much for lifting us up in your prayers, and for loving Kobe, Gigi, Natalia, Bianka, Capri and me. #Mamba #Mambacita #GirlsDad #DaddysGirls #Family ??

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A Virginia woman who died after she was dropped off at an emergency room by a Redskins player had a fatal dose of fentanyl in her system.

According to a medical examiner's report, Julia Crabbe, 21, died from a fentanyl overdose in November.

Washington Redskins safety Montae Nicholson faces possible criminal charges even though the report stated Crabbe's manner of death was an accident.

"The manner of death is accident and the cause of death is fentanyl intoxication," the Medical Examiner told FOX 5 DC.

Crabbe was unresponsive when she was dropped off at the hospital by Nicholson and another man. She had been at Nicholson's home in Ashburn before she was dropped off.

Investigators executed a search warrant at Nicholson's home and found pills, marijuana, drug residue in foil, an iPhone and a notebook among other items.

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A pathologist who examined Jeffrey Epstein's body appeared to confirm rumors that Epstein was murdered in his Manhattan jail cell. Former NYC medical examiner Dr. Michael Baden claims the body bore signs of homicidal violence, not suicide.

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Epstein, 66, committed suicide by hanging in his Manhattan jail cell on August 10. He was charged with multiple counts of sex trafficking of minor girls, and was set to testify against his high-profile friends, including President Donald Trump (pictured right), in exchange for a more lenient sentence.

Baden said Epstein's body bore the telltale signs of homicidal strangulation, not suicide as was widely reported by the news media. "In 50 years I've not seen such injuries in a suicidal hanging," said Baden.

Baden, 85, was hired by Epstein's brother to conduct a thorough autopsy after the body was released to the family.

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Baden says the billionaire had two broken bones on the left and right sides of his larynx, around the Adam's apple. But the telltale sign of murder was a fracture to the hyoid bone in his neck above the Adam's apple.

"Those three fractures are extremely unusual in suicidal hangings and could occur much more commonly in homicidal strangulation," Baden told Fox News.

Baden worked on high-profile cases involving Nicole Simpson (O.J. Simpson's ex-wife), President John F. Kennedy, former NFL star Aaron Hernandez, and more.

Baden said the Epstein case should have been investigated as a homicide. "It appears that this could have been a mistake. There's evidence here of homicide that should be investigated, to see if it is or isn't homicide."

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