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Ivana Trump, ex-wife of former President Donald Trump, has died of a cardiac arrest at age 73, the family told ABC News on Thursday.

Ivana Trump is mother to Trump's eldest children, Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric.

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"Our mother was an incredible woman — a force in business, a world-class athlete, a radiant beauty, and caring mother and friend," the family said in a statement.

"Ivana Trump was a survivor. She fled from communism and embraced this country. She taught her children about grit and toughness, compassion and determination. She will be dearly missed by her mother, her three children and ten grandchildren."

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Paramedics responding to a call for a cardiac arrest found an unresponsive 73-year-old woman in the Upper East Side apartment where Ivana Trump lived just after 12:30 p.m. Thursday, according to a statement from the FDNY.

In a post on his social media platform, Truth Social, Trump remembered Ivana 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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TMZ obtained audio of the desperate 911 call made by a woman who was with Kevin Samuels when he died of an apparent cardiac arrest on Thursday morning.
 
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In the audio the woman identified herself as a nurse and told the dispatcher Samuels was breathing but he had an irregular heart rhythm.

She told the 911 operator she didn't know Samuels' apartment number because it was her first time visiting there.

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As she grew frustrated with the dispatcher, she said, "Are you listening to me? Oh my god, it's Kevin f---ing Samuels!"

She also asked the dispatcher to call the front desk for an AED defibrillator. But there was no one working the front desk that morning.

The dispatcher connected the nurse to a medic who then coached her on the number of chest compressions.

She grew frustrated again and threatened to hang up the phone.

"Either I hang up with you, or you call downstairs to the front desk to get me a f---ing AED right now! He's turning blue," she said.

Samuels, 56, was pronounced dead on arrival at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta.

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Video footage from Kevin Samuels' last livestream shows him talking to a mystery woman the night before he passed away.

Samuels, 56, died of an apparent cardiac arrest on Thursday morning, May 5.

In the video, Samuels' seems annoyed by a woman walking around his apartment while he's on livestream.

At one point he shouts "No, no, NO!" before telling her, "I'm trying to protect you."

He then tells her dismissively to "Just get wherever you're gonna get to."

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Bloggers believe the mystery woman is the same one who called 911 to report Samuels was "injured" in his Buckhead apartment on Thursday.

But others speculate that she was probably a housekeeper or a platonic friend, since they seemed familiar with each other.

According to a police report, a woman who identified herself as a nurse said she met Samuels on Wednesday and spent the night with him.

On the morning of May 5th, she said he awoke and complained of chest pain before collapsing on top of her. He was pronounced dead upon arrival at Piedmont Hospital.

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The Internet is still buzzing over the untimely death of YouTube relationship guru Kevin Samuels.

Samuel's mother, Beverly Samuels-Burch, confirmed he died of a cardiac arrest on Thursday morning. Paramedics found him in full cardiac arrest and unresponsive on the floor of his Buckhead apartment.

A cardiac arrest means the heart suddenly stops beating and blood stops flowing to the brain and other vital organs. The person passes out (from lack of oxygenated blood to the brain) and stops breathing.

Brain cells begin dying about 1 minute later if a heartbeat is not restored.

The survival rate for people who experience a cardiac arrest outside of a hospital is less than 10 percent.

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A cardiac arrest is usually caused by an irregular or abnormal heartbeat (arrhythmia), underlying medical conditions (such as heart disease), street drugs, prescription medications, smoking, or trauma (gunshot or stab wound).

Most laypeople - even healthcare workers - use the terms "cardiac arrest" and "heart attack" interchangeably. But they are very different.

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Approximately 90% of people hospitalized with a heart attack will survive.

A cardiac arrest is usually not survivable without immediate medical intervention.

Those diagnosed with heart disease are at higher risk of suffering a cardiac arrest.

Cardiac arrests can also occur in young people with no signs of heart disease. In fact, cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death among young athletes.

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High value man Kevin Samuels lived in a rented apartment at The Residence Buckhead Atlanta on E Paces Ferry Rd.

Police and medics were called to his apartment on Thursday morning after he suffered a postcoital cardiac arrest and collapsed on top of a woman he met the night before.

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The luxury apartment high-rise features the most luxurious penthouse, where Oprah Winfrey previously lived, in addition to studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments in the affluent Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta.

Samuels' luxury high-rise is steps away from the exclusive Buckhead Village District, formerly known as The Shops of Buckhead.

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He regularly dined at the Le Bilboquet restaurant, where he was never denied seating because of his attire.

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Rent at The Residence Buckhead Atlanta is $2,155 a month for a studio apartment to $7,950 a month for the penthouse.

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The top tier apartments are perfect for working from home and offer spectacular skyline views from private balconies or floor to ceiling windows.

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More details have emerged about Kevin Samuels' untimely death at age 56. According to a police report obtained by Phillip Lewis, senior editor of The Huff Post, Samuels suffered a postcoital cardiac arrest in his Atlanta apartment.

According to the police report, a nurse named Ortencia Alcantara called 911 to report a "person injured" on Thursday morning.

Medics arrived to the Residence Buckhead Atlanta apartments to find an unresponsive man, later identified as Samuels.

Alcantara, 32, told police she met Samuels on Wednesday evening and spent the night with him. The next morning, Alcantara said he complained of chest pains before collapsing on top of her.

She moved him to the floor to begin chest compressions while calling 911. She asked the dispatcher to call downstairs to the front desk for a portable defibrillator to restore his heartbeat.

A defibrillator is used to restore a heartbeat to the normal rhythm when the heartbeat is irregular (arrhythmia).

Samuels was transported to Piedmont Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Samuels' mother, Beverly Samuels-Burch, told NBC News she learned of her son's death through social media.

"That was a terrible thing for social media to put that out," she said in a phone call Friday. "I didn't even know. I hadn't even been notified. All I'm doing is requesting that people pray for us."

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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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Former Mickey Mouse Club member Tiffini Hale died suddenly on Christmas Day after suffering a cardiac arrest earlier this month. Hale was 46.

Her death was confirmed by former co-star Deedee Magno Hall who said Hale "took her last breath Christmas morning."

No cause of death was disclosed and Hale had no known health issues. She reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest earlier this month that left her in a coma for several weeks.

Hale was an original cast member of The All New Mickey Mouse Club from 1989 thru 1995. She appeared alongside Mickey Mouse Club veterans including Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, Ryan Gosling and Keri Russell.

Hale went on to form the pop band The Party with Hall, Chase Hampton, Albert 'Jeune Pierre' Fields and Damon Pampolina, according to DailyMail.com.

Hale's former bandmates Hall and Hampton revealed the tragic news via their Instagram pages on Thursday.

"Early this month, she suffered a cardiac arrest that resulted in her being left in a coma. After many prayers and with her family by her side, our dearest Tiff took her last breath Christmas morning. She is now resting peacefully. Tiffini's family has kindly asked that their privacy be respected as they take this time to grieve."

Tributes poured in to Twitter from fans mourning the singer and actress.

One person tweeted:

"Tiffini Hale, Former Member of The Mickey Mouse Club, Dead at 46. Cardiac arrest? Did she have heart problems? Was she obese? Or did she just receive the vaccine? That last question will never be reported, if true. But if she was positive for Covid, it would be front and center."

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Actor, comedian and writer Paul Mooney died of a heart attack in his Oakland, California home. He was 79.

Mooney's death was first announced by former CNN contributor Ronald Martin on Twitter Wednesday morning.

Martin wrote that the star's cousin Rudy Ealy "just called me from Paul's phone and said he passed away two hours ago after suffering a heart attack at his home in Oakland," California.

Ealy told Martin paramedics worked "valiantly" to save Mooney who suffered from dementia for years. Ealy had been living with the star to care for him.

Mooney's publicist also confirmed his death to Insider, while his rep told The Hollywood Reporter that his death occurred at 5:30 a.m. local time.

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The Louisiana native infused racism and social justice into his standup comedy acts throughout his career. In addition to writing his own jokes, Mooney wrote much of comedian Richard Pryor's standup comedy material.

Mooney was also a staff writer for shows like Sanford and Son, Good Times, Saturday Night Live, The Richard Pryor Show, In Living Color and Chappelle's Show.

He acted on several television series, including Chappelle's Show, The Larry Sanders Show, Good Times, and The Richard Pryor Show, as well as in films like The Buddy Holly Story (1978), portraying Sam Cooke, and Bamboozled (2000).

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Mooney was a closeted bisexual who was accused of molesting Pryor's son, Richard Pryor Jr.

Pryor's ex-bodyguard, Rashon Khan, alleged that Mooney had molested Pryor's son when Pryor Jr. was a child. Khan also alleged that Pryor contemplated hiring a hitman to have Mooney killed.

Pryor Sr.'s widow, Jennifer Lee Pryor, confirmed the story.

Mooney is survived by his four children, Shane, Dwayne, Daryl, and Spring. A son, Symeon Mooney, was killed in 2001.

Mooney reportedly began dating singer Chaka Khan in 2018.

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Two and a Half Men Star Conchata Ferrell has died after suffering a cardiac arrest.

The 77-year-old actress passed away on Monday, OCt. 12, at Sherman Oaks Hospital in California, her rep confirms.

Born in Charleston, West Virginia, Ferrell graduated from Marshall University with a degree in history education. She later taught acting for television at UCLA.

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Ferrell portrayed feisty but lovable housekeeper Berta for 12 years on Two and a Half Men, earning two Emmy nominations. She also appeared on L.A. Law, Good Times, E/R, Grace and Frankie, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Her shocked Two and a Half Men co-stars were quick paid tributes to the actress they called Chatty.

In a tweet, Charlie Sheen called Ferrell "an absolute sweetheart" and "a consummate pro", calling her death "a shocking and painful loss".

"Berta, your housekeeping was a tad suspect, your 'people' keeping was perfect," he added.

Jon Cryer added: "She was a beautiful human. Berta's gruff exterior was an invention of the writers. Chatty's warmth and vulnerability were her real strengths. I'm crying for the woman I'll miss, and the joy she brought so many."

Ferrell enjoyed huge successes onstage too, appearing in The Sea Horse in 1974, for which she earned Drama Desk, Theater World and Obie awards for Best Actress, Hot L Baltimore, Battle of Angels, and Picnic.

Her film credits include Network, Mystic Pizza, True Romance, Erin Brockovich, and Edward Scissorhands.

Ferrell was admitted to a long-term care facility after suffering a heart attack over the summer. She battled a variety of health issues ever since she was hospitalized with a kidney infection in West Virginia in December.

She spent much of January recuperating at her home in Charleston, where she also underwent physical therapy, but she was hospitalized again in May as she struggled to overcome an illness linked to her prior infection.

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One of the top producers behind Beyonce and Jay Z's On the Run Tour and Jennifer Lopez's and Shakira's showstopping 2020 Super Bowl Halftime Show has died.

TV and live event producer Dan Parise died from a cardiac arrest on Monday night, aged 61.

The industry veteran produced the Grammy and Emmy-nominated concert special, On the Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z, in 2014. He previously served as Live Nation's Director of Production, and also worked with superstars including Oprah Winfrey, Eric Clapton, and Pearl Jam.

Additionally, Parise worked with the team at Jay Z's Roc Nation on big events like the Global Citizen Festival and the rap mogul's annual Made In America Festival.

Paying tribute to Parise, a Roc Nation spokesperson tells TheWrap, "He committed his life to his family at home and his family on the road, making each one of us better with each show. From working with Dave Matthews to Michelle Obama to Keith Richards, his mark on the entertainment and broadcast world will be felt for generations to come."

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Chicago police found loaded weapons, ammunition and 70 pounds of drugs on a private jet after 21-year-old rapper Juice Wrld went into a cardiac arrest and died on Sunday.

The Chicago-born rapper reportedly popped several Percocet tablets after getting off the jet at Chicago's Midway Airport around 2 a.m. on Dec. 8.

A witness told TMZ the rapper, real name Jarad Anthony Higgins, suffered a seizure and was bleeding from the mouth as cops searched the private jet.

The police were waiting for the rapper's jet to arrive after receiving a tip that the plane was loaded with drugs.

Police told The Chicago Tribune they believed the plane was carrying "weapons and narcotics."

Higgins was with 10 to 12 people including his entourage, jet crew and two armed security guards who were both arrested for carrying loaded weapons inside an airport.

As the cops were going through two carts of luggage, Higgins — "began convulsing (and) going into a seizure," sources tell The Tribune. An agent administered two doses of Narcan, an emergency treatment to reverse the effects of opioid overdose.

Higgins woke up but he was incoherent. Medics rushed him to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead at 3:14 a.m., about an hour after he collapsed.

A search of the plane turned up 41 "vacuum-sealed" bags of marijuana, six bottles of prescription codeine cough syrup with no labels, two 9 mm pistols, a .40-caliber pistol, a high-capacity ammunition magazine and metal-piercing bullets, law enforcement sources told The Tribune.

No one on the jet claimed ownership of the drugs, therefore no charges were filed. Higgins was scheduled to play at the Rolling Loud Festival in Los Angeles on Saturday, Dec. 14.

Higgins died before he could attend his 21st birthday party. On his track "Legends", he rapped that he would not live past age 21.

"They tell me I'ma be a legend, I don't want that title now because all the legends seem to die out. What the f*** is that about?"

An autopsy was performed on Monday, Dec. 9, by the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

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Two armed security guards who were with rapper Juice Wrld when he went into cardiac arrest and died early Sunday were arrested for carrying loaded weapons inside an airport.

The 21-year-old Chicago-born rapper suffered a medical emergency after arriving on a private jet at Chicago's Midway Airport just after 2 a.m.

Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told The NY Post the rapper, real name Jarad Anthony Higgins, was seen "basically convulsing" inside a private hangar away from the main terminal at the airport.

Other reports noted that Higgins was frothing at the mouth. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead around 3:15 a.m. Sunday.

An autopsy will be conducted on Monday by the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

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Higgins was with a group of about 10 to 12 people - including his entourage of hangers ons, the airplane crew and two armed security guards who were relieved of their weapons by Chicago police.

According to Page Six, the guards had conceal and carry permits valid in the state of Illinois, but the permits didn't allow them to bring loaded weapons inside an airport.

The two men were arrested and charged with misdemeanor gun violations, said Guglielmi. He added that everyone cooperated with police including the two men who were detained.

Higgins shot to fame in 2018 with the release of his SoundCloud EP Goodbye & Good Riddance. The platinum EP featured hit singles "Lucid Dreams", "All Girls Are the Same", "Wasted" (ft. Lil Uzi Vert), "Lean Wit Me, "Armed & Dangerous", and more.

Higgins won the Top New Artist trophy at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards in May.

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He rapped extensively about his dependency on opioid painkillers and prescription cough medicine containing codeine.

In interviews he talked about mental illness and how he believed mental illness was neglected in the Black community.

He also embraced being a role model to young people struggling with drug addiction. He told Vulture magazine that substance abusers need sympathy, not judgment.

"The way that you help somebody out, reach out to someone, offer them a helping hand, offer them a hug, whatever. The way that you do that is not, I repeat, not, by pointing the finger. Telling them that they're stupid, they're fucking up their life, whatever. Telling them they're a piece of shit for doing what they're doing. That is not the way at all. The way to lead people is to walk, not even in front of them — side [by] side, holding their hand emotionally through music or whatever you do."

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Rapper Juice WRLD is dead after suffering a heart attack at Chicago's Midway Airport on Sunday, Dec. 8.

Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said a 21-year-old male suffered a "medical emergency" after getting off a private jet at a hangar away from the main terminal at Midway Airport.

Langford said the male was in "cardiac arrest" before he was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Juice WRLD, born Jarad Higgins, made a name for himself in 2018 with the release of his SoundCloud EP, Goodbye & Good Riddance. The EP featured his surprise hit single "Lucid Dreams".

The moody single, told from the standpoint of a heartbroken lad whose girlfriend left him, prompted Interscope Records to offer the 20-year-old budding rap star a $3 million recording contract.

The music video for "Lucid Dreams" was dark and morbid.

    You left me falling and landing inside my grave
    I know that you want me dead
    I take prescriptions to make me feel A-OK
    I know it's all in my head

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With the popularity of his follow-up single "All Girls Are the Same,", Higgins left Chicago's Southside behind him and settled into a leased Beverly Hills mansion, complete with a recording studio and enough space for his newfound friends.

"I went from sitting on the couch in my mom's house watching TV to being in Los Angeles around all these big people, being able to record any time I want," he told Billboard magazine.

Higgins was raised by his single mother in Chicago. He described his absentee father as "in and out" of his life while growing up.

He frequently praised his single mother for influencing his musical taste and not letting him listen to rap. "[My mother] is a very religious person who loves gospel music," he explained in an interview with The Gulf Times. "She stopped me listening to rap. I'd hear some rap thanks to my cousins but not much. I was primarily into pop and rock which my mother considered as more acceptable."

Higgins's mixtape WRLD on Drugs, a collaborative effort with rapper Future, peaked at Number 2 on the album charts.

In most of his songs he rapped about his dependency on lean, aka purple drank and sizzurp. Lean is a concoction of codeine cough syrup and hard candy mixed in a soda beverage.

On his single "Candles," off his EP Goodbye & Good Riddance, Higgins rapped "Don't pray for me/ Just give me drugs."

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In an interview with Billboard magazine in March, Higgins, pictured left, suggested his struggles with drug addiction may be due to his absentee father, who passed away in June.

"I didn't have a man giving me no type of guidance. My father wasn't in my life like that," he said. "So listening to this grown-ass man rap about lean, I'm like, 'Well, that sounds really appealing.'"

Higgins embraced his status as a role model to his young fans:

"I look at it like this - you can't change a motherfucker's life by pointing and judging. It takes a motherfucker that has been through the same shit to say, 'I understand how it feels. We're going to get through this together.'"

 

 

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Questions surround President Donald Trump's unscheduled visit to Walter Reed National Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland on Saturday, Nov. 16.

Rumors are swirling that Trump, 73, was rushed to the hospital complaining of chest pain.

The White House released a statement saying Trump went to the hospital for a routine physical exam. But the report was quickly dismissed by Washington insiders.

"The one thing you can be absolutely sure of is this was not routine and he didn't go up there for half his physical," tweeted Joe Lockhart, a press secretary under President Bill Clinton.

Insiders whisper that Trump had a mild heart attack, and that he suffers from Angina, chest pain caused by narrowing of the arteries that feeds oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscles. Angina is a symptom of coronary artery disease.

If the president did suffer a heart attack, it was likely caused by the stress of the ongoing impeachment hearings on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

Last week was tough for the real estate tycoon. Trump suffered a political defeat after his candidate for governor of Louisiana lost to sitting Governor John Bel Edwards in a state that Trump carried by nearly 20 percentage points in 2016.

And in another setback, Trump's friend and former advisor Roger Stone was found guilty on seven charges of lying to Congress, obstruction of Congress, and witness tampering. Stone faces a maximum of 50 years in a federal prison.