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By now you are aware of the reports of young athletes and other adults dropping dead from cardiac arrest or strokes.

Former Notre Dame and NFL player Paul Duncan is the latest casualty of sudden cardiac arrhythmia that is causing sudden death in young people with no history of heart disease. He was only 35 years old.

Duncan was out running in DeKalb County, Ga. on July 16 when he suddenly collapsed and died after suffering a cardiac arrest his wife Ellen Duncan shared in a post on Instagram.

"Paul went into cardiac arrest while on a run in our neighborhood," she wrote. "Today he was pronounced brain dead. We will have a medical examination to understand cause of death."

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Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) means an unexplained cardiac arrhythmia that leads to cardiac arrest. An arrhythmia is when the heart beats irregularly causing improper filling of blood in the heart's chambers. Thus causing a sudden decrease in oxygenated blood to the brain and vital organs. Death is imminent.

Doctors aren't sure what is causing SADS among the population of young people.

"There appears to be no evidence whatsoever so far linking Covid-19 vaccines" and SADS, immunologist Satyajit Rath said. The SADS Foundation also issued a statement saying it recommends that SADS patients receive the Covid-19 shot.

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Doctors say SADS predates the pandemic and that young people were dropping dead before the pandemic.

But others experts say not so fast.

The head of the Concerned Doctors and Citizens of the Philippines (CDCPh) who goes by the username SuperSally 888 says researchers aren't looking at the right evidence to find a cause.

"In medicine and forensics, if you don't look in the right place, the right way at the evidence, you will not find anything. Young healthy people do not just die unexpectedly, there is always a cause! It just needs to be found."

She goes on to suggest the vaccine-induced spike protein production in the body's cells may be the culprit.

"If heart muscle cells are co-opted to spike protein production, not only is their normal function disrupted, but they will be targeted for destruction by the immune system and ultimately replaced by scar tissue which does not conduct electricity," she said.

She is referring to a node in the heart's upper chamber that acts like a spark plug sending electrical signals to the heart muscle causing it to contract.

Dr. Peter A. McCullough, a world leading cardiologist, says "Prior to 2021, year-on-year population death rates were typically very stable with minimal percent changes over time. Suddenly in 2021 there was mass unprecedented excess mortality in countries concurrent with their vaccine roll-out."

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Officials are investigation the sudden death of Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jaylon Ferguson. He was 26.

Baltimore Police responded Tuesday to a 911 call about an unresponsive person at a home in the 400 block of Ilchester Avenue.

When officers arrived, they found medics performing CPR on the unresponsive athlete.

"Ferguson never regained consciousness and was pronounced dead on the scene by medics," Baltimore Police spokeswoman Niki Fennoy said in a statement.

Police do not suspect foul play and are not ruling out the possibility of a drug overdose.

The average price of homes in the neighborhood where Ferguson died is $129,000, according to Zillow.com.

Ferguson played college football at Louisiana Tech University. He was a third-round NFL draft pick and 85th pick overall in 2018.

Ferguson attended the Ravens' three-day mandatory minicamp last week before suffering a sprained ankle, according to coach John Harbaugh.

"We are profoundly saddened by the tragic passing of Jaylon Ferguson," the Ravens said in a statement on Wednesday. "He was a kind, respectful young man with a big smile and infectious personality. We express our heartfelt condolences to Jaylon's family and friends as we mourn a life lost much too soon."

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A cat lover was eaten by her 20 pet cats after she collapsed at home last month, The Sun UK reports. The woman was not discovered until two weeks after she died.

A co-worker called police to conduct a welfare check after she failed to show up for work, The NY Post reported.

The woman was a cat breeder who kept the 20 pedigree Maine Coon cats in her home. Maine Coon cats are an extremely popular pedigree cat breed that originated in the US state of Maine, according to The Post.

Police were alerted by a concerned co-worker when she could not contact her boss.

Police forced their way into the home and discovered the woman's decomposing body surrounded by the hungry cats.

"The cats were left alone on their own for two weeks, there was no food, so what else to eat?" said one animal rescue expert who cared for some of the cats.

"It's understandable right? They ate what there was," said the animal expert.

Some of the cats that didn't dine on their owner showed signs of advanced starvation and required intravenous fluids at an animal hospital.

The healthiest cats have been rehomed to new owners for just $35 each.

It is unknown if the new owners aware of their cat's newly acquired taste for human flesh.

Studies have shown that cats and dogs will eat their deceased owners if there is nothing else to eat.

Question: Would you buy or adopt a cat that ate its previous owner?

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Former Dallas Cowboys running back Marion Sylvester Barber III was found dead in his Frisco, Texas apartment on Wednesday, June 1. The cause of death is not known. He was 38.

Police conducted a welfare check after a report of a water leak at the residence. Officers forced their way into the apartment and discovered the body.

"Frisco Police responded to a welfare concern at an apartment believed to be leased by Marion Barber," police spokesperson Joshua Lovell said.

The Collin County Medical Examiner's Office also responded "to the location to investigate an unattended death," authorities confirmed.

The Cowboys announced Barber's death in a statement on Wednesday:

"We are heartbroken by the tragic death of Marion Barber III. Marion was an old school, hard-nosed football player who ran with the will to win every down. He had a passion for the game and love for his coaches and teammates. Our hearts go out to Marion's family and friends during this difficult time."

Barber was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played six years in the NFL between 2005 and 2011.

He was a Pro Bowler in 2007 and last played for the Chicago Bears in 2011. His father was Marion Barber, Jr., a running back who played for the New York Jets from 1982 until he retired in 1988.

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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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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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Two communities are mourning the sudden deaths of two high school basketball players who collapsed and died on the same night.

Devonte Mumphrey, a student at Alto High School, in Texas, collapsed during the second quarter of a basketball game against Mount Enterprise on Tuesday.

Attempts to revive the athlete were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at a local hospital, MSN News reports.

The Alto Independent School District released a statement on its Facebook page, calling Mumphrey's death a "tragic loss" and providing "Grief counselors and local pastors" for students and staff.

Mumphrey was the second basketball player to collapse and die suddenly during a game on Tuesday.

Cameran Wheatley, a 17-year-old senior at Breman High School in Midlothian, Ill., traveled to Chicago with the basketball team for a game against Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, ABC7 reported.

Cameran collapsed during the game and was immediately transported to Christ Hospital, with an EMT performing CPR, but he was pronounced dead.

Students learned about his tragic death from their teachers Wednesday.

"He worked hard at basketball. I feel bad for him cause he's only 17," said Joey Chicocki, a student.

"We are extremely saddened by the loss of our student-athlete," Breman High School's principal said in a statement. "He has been a great role-model in every sense and he will be missed."

Both families told reporters the teenagers did not have pre-existing medical conditions.
 

 

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Comedian, actor, and TV host Bob Saget was found dead in an Orlando hotel room on Sunday evening. He was 65.

Police responded to a 911 call from staff at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, and found Saget deceased in his room just after 4 p.m.

There were no signs of foul play or drugs found in the room.

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Saget was best known for his television roles as Danny Tanner on the ABC sitcom Full House (1987–1995) and its Netflix sequel Fuller House (2016–2020). He also hosted America's Funniest Home Videos from 1989 to 1997.

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Saget was on tour in Florida when he died. He had performed a stand-up comedy set in Jacksonville the previous night.

In 2020, Saget launched a podcast titled "Bob Saget's Here For You". While taking a call from a fan 6 weeks ago, Saget confirmed he had received the Covid-19 mRNA booster shot.

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Saget leaves behind his wife of 3 years, Kelly Rizzo, and three children by his ex-wife, Sherri Kramer.

Rizzo, who is 23 years younger than Saget, recently told her Twitter followers she was "vaccine hesitant."

There is rampant speculation on Twitter that Saget's sudden death was related to the vaccine.

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Turquoise Miami, the mother of rapper Fetty Wap's late 4-year-old daughter, Lauren Maxwell, denies the cause of death listed on Lauren's death certificate.

Lauren died from a cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) at home in Atlanta on June 24, according to a death certificate obtained by TMZ.

She was born with a congenital heart defect on February 7th, 2017, and had undergone open heart surgery in 2019.

Hours after TMZ reported Thursday that Lauren died from an irregular heartbeat, Turquoise took to her Instagram Story to dispute the cause of death.

She lashed out at TMZ for "stealing" the death certificate and publishing misinformation about her daughter.

"This is what y'all people do for fun. F–k all y'all. Her death certificate says cardiac arrhythmia due to a congenital heart defect BUT THAT IS NOT THE FULL CAUSE OF HER DEATH THAT IS WHY THE AUTOPSY HASN'T COME BACK!

"HOW DARE Y'ALL GO STEAL MY CHILD'S DEATH CERTIFICATE AND ANNOUNCE THE CAUSE OF DEATH BEFORE ANYBODY WAS READY. THERE IS A REASON WHY! HER AUTOPSY ISN'T BACK YET."

In another post Turquoise accused TMZ of exploiting her daughter's death.

"Y'all love breaking news so bad but this is my life and it's me without my daughter not none of y'all!. I feel the loneliness every night not none of y'all! Y'all so f–kin Thirsty to report a 4 year old. This is my trauma that is why I posted and moved HOW I FELT COMFORTABLE!"

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As rumors about their daughter's death circulated on social media, Fetty and Turquoise waited nearly 2 months to confirm Lauren's death.

So far, Fetty Wap hasn't commented on the death certificate controversy.

Fetty Wap is also father to five other children with multiple women: Amani, 5, Aydin, 10, Khari, 5, Zaviera, 6, and Zy, born in 2018.

The 30-year-old rapper, who was born with glaucoma in both eyes, lost his left eye in childhood. He was fitted with a glass eye prosthesis as a child but he declines to wear one as an adult.

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Actress, jazz singer and composer Suzzanne Douglas has passed away. The 64-year-old actress died on Tuesday, July 6, according to her cousin Angie Tee's post on Facebook.

A cause of death has not been revealed.

"Suzzanne Douglas a beautiful and talented actress made her transition today. She warmed our hearts on movie screens and television sets all over the world. This beautiful soul was my cousin," the post read.

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Angie Tee continued:

"I can remember growing up, there weren't very many black actresses who had starring roles but there was my cousin with the lead role in Tap starring alongside great dancers such as Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis Jr. She also performed with Angela Bassett and Whoopi Goldberg in How Stella Got Her Groove Back, The Inkwell, Jason's Lyric and so much more the list goes on. The world will miss your talent but your soul will live on forever Rest in Paradise my beautiful cousin Suzzane [sic] you will be missed RIP."

As well as starring in When They See Us, Suzzanne had starring roles in WB series The Parent 'Hood and Whitney, in which she played Cissy Houston.

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Jason Bryan Maurer passed away unexpectedly six days after receiving his second Covid-19 mRNA injection.

The 45-year-old barber received his first dose on April 2. He took to Facebook the same day to announce he expected side effects from the spike protein injection.

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"After having COVID-19 I know my T-Cells need help. Dr. Fauci says yes the first shot is rough," he wrote.

Maurer, who was reportedly HIV-positive and tested positive for Covid-19, was praised by his followers.

One Facebook follower wrote: "girl u gonna get sick as hell for a couple of days, we all did."

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On May 3, Maurer wrote:

"You don't want to get the Covid vaccine because it was done in less than a year? Wow we have lost so many people in the AIDS pandemic and we still don't have a vaccine for that. We do have PREP, but no real vaccine. Shut the hell up and get your Covid vaccine!"

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Later, Maurer registered for the Ohio "Vax-A-Million" lottery that gives Ohio vaccine recipients a chance to win a million dollars.

He took to Facebook on May 18, writing, "I am registered for the lottery!!!!"

One of his final Facebook posts mocked Christians and featured a Bible verse with a man waving a rainbow colored flag.

Maurer passed away on June 5.

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Midwin Charles, the CNN and MSNBC legal analyst passed away after getting the Covid-19 mRNA vaccine. She was 47.

Charles died on Tuesday, April 6, her family confirmed in a statement on social media. The family did not disclose the cause or manner of her death.

On March 1, Charles announced she had received the first dose of the experimental Covid-19 mRNA vaccine.

Charles died days after she would have received her second dose of the gene therapy vaccine.

She told her followers she had preexisting medical conditions, including asthma and a severe peanut allergy.

"Just got vaccinated (qualified because of my asthma) at a FEMA center. Everyone at the site is in uniform. It's good to see our service men and women! Process was organized, efficient, and everyone is kind and in a good mood. Let’s do this!"

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In a follow-up tweet, she wrote:

"I have a death causing allergy to peanuts and wanted to have my Epi pen with me when I got vaccinated in case I went into anaphylaxis shock. Turns out my "insurance" wouldn't cover it and it's $387????"

Charles reported "soreness" at the injection site that resolved two days later.

Tributes continue to pour in on social media for the Haitian-born defense attorney, who used her social media presence to promote the vaccine.

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Midwin Charles, a prominent defense attorney and legal analyst for CNN and MSNBC, died suddenly at age 47.

Charles' family announced her untimely death in a post on her Instagram page. She passed away on Tuesday.

"It is with a profoundly heavy heart and the deepest sadness that we announce the untimely passing of our beloved Midwin Charles. She was known to many as a legal commentator on television, but to us she was a devoted daughter, sister, aunt, niece and cousin."

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Now Charles' Instagram followers wonder if her death is linked to the experimental mRNA vaccine she received on March 1.

In a tweet on March 1, Charles complained about the high cost of her Epi-pen which is not covered by insurance.

Charles said she had a severe peanut allergy and she brought along an Epi-pen in case she suffered an anaphylactic shock to the mRNA injection.

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Charles would have received her second dose around three or 4 weeks after her first shot -- or right before she died.

In a post dated March 15, Charles shared an image of her elderly mother getting the mRNA injection.

She captioned the image: "Mom got the vaccine while praying to the Lord! I'm sooooo happy! This took weeks of convincing by the way. It's gon be a hot elderly girl summer!"

Charles' followers reacted angrily after her sudden death.

One follower wrote: "I pray to God it doesn't kill her mom like it did her."

Another IG user wrote: "Now she knows why momma was afraid."

And a third user wrote: "You should have never convinced your mom to take this experimental drug smh!"
 

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Mystery surrounds a Green Bay music teacher who died from "natural causes" at age 40, according to her obituary.

Sara Holub, a high school choir director, competed twice on "Jeopardy!" and she was named 2021 Teacher of Distinction.

She won $10,000 for making it to Jeopardy!'s semifinals, as well as a $2,500 grant for her classroom. She used the grant money to buy microphones for her students.

According to her obituary, Holub died from "natural causes." No other information was given -- such as a preexisting medical condition or a terminal illness.

The term "natural causes" usually denotes a patient who is expected to die. Someone who dies from natural causes does not require an autopsy.

However, friends say Holub was in good health before she died.

Holub's obituary does not mention that she received a dose of experimental mRNA injection four days before she died.

News articles that reported her death also do not mention that she received an mRNA injection just days before she passed.

Facebook removed a post that featured a photo showing Holub holding an "I was vaccinated" sticker on March 22.

She seemed relieved to receive the injection. Holub captioned the photo: "It's been a ridiculous year, but better days are coming!"

The post shows she received the injection at Prevea Health in Wisconsin. It isn't clear if she received the Moderna, Pfizer, or Johnson & Johnson injections.