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Sisters Ashley Judd (center) and Wynonna Judd (right) were left out of their mother Naomi Judd's will.

Naomi, who took her own life on April 30 at age 76, cut her only daughters out of her will, Page Six confirmed.

Instead, the acclaimed country music singer left her entire estate to Larry Strickland, her husband of 33 years.

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Siblings Ashley (center) and Wynonna (right) joined Strickland onstage at a memorial for Naomi Judd on May 15, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Naomi requested that Strickland be the executor of her estate, according to Page Six.

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Naomi asked that the 76-year-old musician have "full authority and discretion" over any property that is an asset to her estate "without the approval of any court" or permission from any beneficiary of the estate.

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Naomi, pictured 2 weeks before she died, also stated that if Strickland was unable to be executor of the estate, she wanted her brother-in-law, Reginald Strickland, and Daniel Kris Wiatr, the president of Wiatr & Associates, to serve as co-executors.

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The star (pictured right with Wynonna in 2006) suffered from debilitating depression for most of her adult life. There was never any indication that the relationship between Naomi and her daughters Ashley, 54, and Wynonna, 58, was strained.

According to the will, which was prepared on Nov. 20, 2017, Naomi was of "sound mind and disposing memory" when she signed and approved the will.

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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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Fugitives Casey Cole White and Vicky White apparently exchanged vows in jail or while on the run from the law.

Casey referred to corrections officer Vicky White as his "wife" when he was pulled from the wrecked Cadillac that overturned during a high speed chase in Evanston, Indiana on Monday.

Vicky White died on Tuesday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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Casey and Vicky disappeared on April 29 after she took him from the Lauderdale County Jail in Florence, Alabama.

She told jail colleagues she was taking the 6-ft-9 murder suspect to the courthouse for a mental evaluation. But officials later learned there was no such appointment.

Her patrol car was found abandoned near the jail. Officials initially believed her life was in danger and that she had been abducted by the career criminal.

Vicky had been with the department for 25 years. She was due to retire the day after she helped Casey escape from jail.

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Law enforcement officials caught up with the pair at a hotel in Evanston, and they tried to flee.

While on the phone with police, Vicky said she had a gun to her head and her finger was on the trigger.

Authorities rammed the Cadillac and it overturned into a ditch.

"When we were taking Casey White into custody, upon his surrender he said, "Help my wife, she just shot herself," Commander Deputy U.S. Marshal Chad Hunt told ABC News' "Good Morning America" on Tuesday.

Hunt said there was no evidence the two were married.

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Corrections officer Vicky White has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, law enforcement officials confirm.

Vicky White died Monday evening in an Evanston, Indiana hospital.

Escaped murder suspect Casey White was taken into custody after a high speed chase in Evanston, Indiana. His accomplice Vicky White was hospitalized after shooting herself.

The two fugitives were found at a hotel and led officers on a chase that lasted "just a few minutes," according to officials.

At some point during the chase, Vicky White, who was driving a stolen Cadillac, shot herself. The Cadillac overturned and Casey White surrendered to police.
 
RELATED: Video shows Alabama jail guard helping inmate escape
 
Casey, 38, and Vicky were missing since April 29 when she helped him escape from an Alabama jail where he was waiting trial on a 2015 murder charge.

U.S. Marshals swarmed an Evansville car wash early Monday to investigate a tip about an abandoned pickup truck.

Casey was spotted on surveillance camera footage at the car wash and law enforcement officials closed in on the fugitives.

Stay tuned for more on this developing story.

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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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More details have emerged about the tragic death of Pittsburgh Steelers and former Washington Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins.

The 24-year-old athlete was hit by a dump truck and killed around 6:37 a.m. on a treacherous stretch of I-595 in Fort Lauderdale, Fl. on Saturday, April 9.

Florida Highway Patrol says Haskins "attempted" to cross I-595 on foot when he was hit and pronounced dead at the scene.

A Broward County man says he saw Haskins in the roadway minutes before he was struck. The man's statements raised questions that Haskins may have flirted with death before he was killed.

Chris Stanley had just dropped his daughter off at the Fort Lauderdale Airport and was returning home on I-595 when he saw cars and trucks ahead swerving over into his lane.

Stanley told NBC 6 that he soon realized the vehicles were swerving into his lane to avoid hitting someone in the roadway.

"And what I noticed was a Mack truck, or a big tractor-trailer, with also another vehicle that started moving a little bit to the left," he said. "I was in the left lane and then there was the right lane, and then I noticed an individual there starting to make their way onto the road."

Stanley told NBC 6 that he "saw the man's arms raised" as he "appeared to be drifting into" the roadway.

"He was about halfway to a quarter way in the right lane, already onto the highway and I was already concerned that somebody was going to strike him right there at that moment," Stanley said.

Stanley said he called 9-1-1, and call logs show the 9-1-1 call was placed at 6:31 a.m., six-minutes before police say Haskins was struck and killed.

The Florida Highway Patrol said a traffic homicide investigation is ongoing. The driver of the dump truck that hit Haskins remained at the scene until police arrived. No charges have been filed.

Friends and teammates paid tribute to Haskins on Facebook in the hours following his death.

One Facebook post noted that the NFL player had fallen into a deep depression in the months before he died, and that his death was "probably a suicide." That post has since been deleted.

In his final Instagram comment under a Valentine's Day post by his wife, Kalabrya Haskins, in February, Haskins wrote, "Helped me through my storm so we gone shine forever. I love you mami."

Kalabrya's post was accompanied by a photo of her and Haskins locked in a tight embrace while she sat in his lap.

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Assault charges were dropped against Kalabrya after she allegedly knocked her husband's tooth out during a dispute in a hotel room. The couple allegedly argued over Haskins staying out late partying with his friends.
 
RELATED: Charges dropped after wife of Steelers QB Dwayne Haskins knocked his tooth out
 
The Florida Highway Patrol's statements conflicted with reports that Haskins' car broke down and he was walking for help. No disabled vehicle was located nearby, and officials said he would have walked for miles to reach that spot on the highway where there was no pedestrian access.
 
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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.
 
RELATED: Charges dropped after wife of Steelers QB Dwayne Haskins knocked his tooth out
 
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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According to a medical examiner's report, Stanford star goalie Katie Meyer took her own life in her dorm room on Tuesday, March 1.

The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner's report noted that Meyer's "death was determined to be self-inflicted", and there was no foul play.

The captain of the Stanford Cardinal women's soccer team was just 22 years old.

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Meyer had undergone surgery on her left knee on February 1. She posted a video last Friday, explaining that she had a light workout because her left knee was still swollen.

In another post, Meyer said she underwent surgery after suffering with knee pain for a year.

"For context, I finally got a quick surgery to address pain I've been having for about a year," she tweeted. "I have a short, short (8 to 10 week) recovery till I'm fully back, but it is so worth feeling 100 per cent"

She added: "Health is wealth, and I'm in great spirits and excited to be caring for my body."

Meyer's death came as a shock to her family, teammates, and fans.

Meyer made 2 miracle saves to help her team beat North Carolina to win its third NCAA championship in 2019. The team went undefeated that year.

Meyer won multiple awards and she participated in national teams in Italy and the Netherlands, as well as soccer camps around the world, according to DailyMail.com.

In an Instagram post, Meyer's sister Sam Perez said the family was "broken-hearted" and not ready to talk to the media.

Perez posted a link to a GoFundMe page that raised over $140,000 as of Friday morning.

More details have emerged about the death of beauty queen Zoe Sozo Bethel at age 27.

According to Miami police, Bethel attempted suicide by jumping off a seven-story condo in Miami on Feb. 10.

Bethel, Miss Alabama 2021 for America Strong, suffered catastrophic head injuries and was taken off life support on Feb. 18.

Miami police tell DailyMail.com that Bethel tried to commit suicide by leaping off the seventh floor of a Miami condo. She was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.

Bethel's family announced her untimely death in an Instagram post.

"On Friday, February 18, 2022, at approximately 5:30AM Eastern time in Miami, Florida, our beloved Zoe Sozo Bethel passed from this life into the next as a result of succumbing to her injuries. Zoe touched the hearts of many people and was actively affiliated with several organizations and groups."

In addition to being Miss Alabama, Bethel was a conservative activist and an American patriot with deep Christian values. She was a political commentator for conservative media network RSBN, and a brand ambassador for Turning Point USA, according to NY Daily News.

She was also a spokeswoman for Students for Life and affiliated with Project Veritas, her family said.

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Bethel, a pro-life advocate and single mom, wrote about her personal decision not to terminate her pregnancy.

"I decided to choose life over terminating the innocent life God blessed me with (My daughter)," she wrote on social media. "No matter how bad the situation may be, choosing LIFE is always the right choice."

A GofundMe to raise money to support Bethel's daughter raised over $41,000.

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ALSO READ: RIP: Former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst dies by suicide at age 30
 
Bethel's death is drawing comparison to Miss USA 2019, Cheslie Kryst, 30, who was found dead in the street below her luxury high rise building in Manhattan, NYC in January.

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Miss USA 2019 Cheslie Kryst's mother, April Simpkins spoke out after a medical examiner confirmed Cheslie's death was a suicide.

Chelsie, 30, jumped from the 29th floor terrace of her apartment building near Times Square in Manhattan on Jan. 30.
 
RELATED: RIP: Former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst dies by suicide at age 30
 
Her mother, April Simpkins, said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE:

"I have never known a pain as deep as this. I am forever changed. Today, what our family and friends privately knew was the cause of death of my sweet baby girl, Cheslie, was officially confirmed."

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Simpkins' history as a beauty pageant winner had a profound impact on Cheslie, who followed in her mother's footsteps.

"I remember watching her win and going to appearances with her during her reign," Cheslie, who was also an attorney, wrote in a 2019 blog post for the North Carolina Bar Association.

Simpkins, who was named Mrs. North Carolina in 2002, told PEOPLE: "While it may be hard to believe, it's true. Cheslie led both a public and a private life. In her private life, she was dealing with high-functioning depression which she hid from everyone — including me, her closest confidant — until very shortly before her death."

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"We miss her laugh, her words of wisdom, her sense of humor and mostly her hugs. We miss all of it — we miss all of her. She was a vital part of our family which makes this loss even more devastating," Simpkins continued.

In lieu of flowers, Simpkins asks that donations be made to Dress for Success, "an organization that was dear" to her daughter's heart.

"If you or anyone else is struggling with thoughts of suicide, please contact the National Suicide Hotline at 800-273-8255," Simpkins added. "Thank you all for continuing to respect the privacy of our family while we grieve."

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Actor Moses J. Moseley's death has been ruled a suicide by the medical examiner's office in Georgia. He was 31.

Moseley's body was found in the trunk of a car in the Hudson Bridge area of Stockbridge, Georgia on Wednesday, January 26.

A family member told TMZ that Moseley's cause of death was a single gunshot to the head.

Moseley's family told TMZ they had not seen or heard from him since Jan. 23.

They checked local hospitals and contacted OnStar to track his car, but could not locate him.

Moseley is best known for playing one of Michonne (Dania Gurira)'s zombies in the hit AMC TV series 'The Walking Dead'.

He also appeared in Attack of the Southern Fried Zombies, Joyful Noise, Trouble With the Curve, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Queen of the South, Watchmen, and more.

Moseley was very grateful to his fans for their support.

"Thank you to everyone that attended any convention or autograph signing I had this year," he tweeted alongside a video on December 20, 2021.

"Thank you to everyone that requested me to sign an item for them and everyone that purchased one of my books. You all made this year very special for me!"

 

 
If you are having thoughts of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

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Former Miss USA Cheslie Corinne Kryst died Sunday morning after jumping from a hi-rise apartment building at 350 W. 42nd St. in Manhattan. She was 30.

The attorney and former correspondent for the entertainment news program "Extra" jumped from the terrace in a common area on the 29th floor of her 60-story hi-rise apartment building around 7:15 a.m., police say.

Kryst was pronounced dead at the scene. She left a suicide note in her ninth floor apartment, police say.

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Kryst's family confirmed her death in a statement.

"In devastation and great sorrow, we share the passing of our beloved Cheslie," her family said on Sunday. "Her great light was one that inspired others around the world with her beauty and strength. She cared, she loved, she laughed and she shined... we know her impact will live on."

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Kryst, who was crowned Miss USA 2019, is pictured during the 2019 Miss Universe Pageant on Dec. 8, 2019 at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta.

In her final message on Instagram, Kryst wrote: "May this day bring you rest and peace."

Kryst was a complex civil litigation attorney who graduated from Wake Forest University School of Law in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

She was passionate about criminal justice reform and worked pro bono representing indigent clients with low-level drug offenses.

Kryst interviewed singer Lizzo after the VMAS in 2019. Watch the video below. Credit WAYZ/BACKGRID.

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Hyattsville Mayor Kevin Ward was found dead in a city park in McLean, Virginia on Tuesday. Police say Ward, 44, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. He was 44.

Ward was elected mayor in 2021. The City issued a statement on Wednesday.

"Mayor Ward was a valued and trusted leader and a fierce advocate for all the people of Hyattsville. We are heartbroken at this loss and extend our deepest sympathy to the Mayor's family."

Maryland Governor Hogan also offered his condolences to the Ward family.

"Ward is survived by his husband and two adopted sons," WJLA-TV reported.

Maryland residents suggested Ward killed himself due to Gov. Hogan's restrictive vaccine and mask mandates.

If you are having thoughts of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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Peter Robbins, the voice of Charlie Brown, died by suicide after checking himself out of a mental hospital in California. He was 65.

Robbins' death was confirmed by his agent, Dylan Novak, who tells TMZ Robbins was in a dark place since they spoke in early January.

Robbins reportedly told Novak, "I really need your prayers."

Hospital staff encouraged Robbins to stay there for a few more weeks, but he checked himself out of the hospital against medical advice on Jan 18, 2022. He was found dead in his Carlsbad, California home.

Robbins struggled with bipolar disorder and spent some time in prison for making terroristic threats to others.

Robbins is best known as a child star who voiced the iconic Charlie Brown cartoon character in the animated Peanuts specials in the 1960s. He also guest-starred in the 1968 sitcom "Blondie" and he appeared in the popular TV series The Munsters in the 1970s.

Robbins appeared in an episode of F Troop in 1966 and in an episode of Get Smart as the mysterious "Dr. T". He also appeared in the Sonny & Cher movie, titled Good Times.

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Regina King is mourning the loss of her son Ian Alexander, Jr. who died by suicide just a few days after his 26th birthday on Wednesday, Jan. 19.

Gossip blogger Love B. Scott was first to report the sad news on Friday. In an exclusive statement to lovebscott.com, Regina writes:

"Our family is devastated at the deepest level by the loss of Ian. He is such a bright light who cared so deeply about the happiness of others. Our family asks for respectful consideration during this private time. Thank you."

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Ian, who worked as a DJ, is the actress's son by her ex-husband, record producer Ian Alexander. The couple divorced in 2007.

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Following her divorce, the Oscar winner gave up dating men and devoted herself to raising Ian as a single mother.

Ian proudly escorted his mother when she won her 4th Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in Watchmen in 2020.

He posted a tribute to his mother on Instagram on her 50th birthday on January 15, 2021:

"...To have you as my mother is the greatest gift I could ask for. To be all that you are while always having the time to be there, love and support me unconditionally is truly remarkable. The whole marvel universe ain't got shit on you, your the real superhero! Love you mom! This day and everyday YO DAY!!"

According to PEOPLE, mother and son were so close they had matching tattoos with the words "unconditional love" written in Aramaic.

If you are having thoughts of suicide, call 800-SUICIDE (800-784-2433) or 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255) — or the deaf hotline at 800-799-4889 or visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org.