Allman Brothers Band Co-Founding Member Gregg Allman 1947 – 2017

Alllman Brothers Band keyboardist/vocalist Gregg Allman has died at age 69.

Michael Lehman, Allman’s manager, told CBS News that Gregg died from complications of liver cancer while surrounded by his family. Head here for the remembrances that have come flooding in.

Source: [UPDATED] Allman Brothers Band Co-Founding Member Gregg Allman 1947 – 2017


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Happy Days Star Erin Moran Dead at 56 | E! News

TMZ reports the actress recenty passed away

The Harrison County Sheriffs Department in Harrison County, Ind. tells E! News in a statement, “On April 22, 2017 at approximately 4:07 p.m., the Harrison County Sheriffs Department received a 911 call that referenced an unresponsive female. Upon the arrival of first responders, it was determined that Erin Marie Moran Fleischmann was deceased and an autopsy is pending.”
The celebrity’s later years were plagued by hardship, as in 2012 it was reported that Erin was homeless and living in hotels after being kicked out of her mother-in-law’s Indiana mobile home due to hard-partying.

Source: Happy Days Star Erin Moran Dead at 56 | E! News

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World’s oldest person Emma Morano dies at 117 – BBC News

Italian Emma Morano was officially the last person born in the 1800s still living.

Ms Morano had admitted that her longevity was partly down to genetics: her mother reached 91 and several sisters reached their centenary.

But it was also down to a rather unusual diet of three eggs – two raw – each day for more than 90 years.

Source: World’s oldest person Emma Morano dies at 117 – BBC News

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Guitarist J. Geils Dead at 71 – Rolling Stone

John Warren Geils Jr., better known as J. Geils, the guitarist for the J. Geils Band, was found dead in his Massachusetts home.

The J. Geils Band released a slew of albums during the Seventies and early Eighties. With vocalist Peter Wolf at the helm, the band became best known for singles like “Centerfold,” “Love Stinks,” “Come Back” and “Freeze-Frame,” which have since become rock radio mainstays.

Source: Guitarist J. Geils Dead at 71 – Rolling Stone

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4 inmates found dead in SC prison |

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WLTX, AP) – Four inmates found dead at a Columbia prison have been identified.

The South Carolina Department of Corrections says the four are 52-year-old John King,  35-year-old Jason Kelley, 56-year-old Jimmy Ham, and 44-year-old William Scruggs. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said he’s investigating how they died, but said their deaths do not appear to be natural.

Autopsies on the inmates will be conducted Saturday.

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David Rockefeller, billionaire philanthropist, dead at 101 | Fox News

A billionaire philanthropist who was the last of his generation in the famously philanthropic Rockefeller family has died.

He was the youngest of six children born to John D. Rockefeller Jr. and the grandson of Standard Oil co-founder John D. Rockefeller. With the passing of his siblings, he became the guardian of his family’s fortune and head of a sprawling network of family interests, both business and philanthropic, that ranged from environmental conservation to the arts.

Source: David Rockefeller, billionaire philanthropist, dead at 101 | Fox News

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‘Father of rock and roll’ Chuck Berry dies

The Johnny B. Goode singer was found unresponsive at his home in Wentzville, Missouri, at 2.40pm (5.40pm GMT) on Saturday.

Paramedics tried to administer “lifesaving techniques” to no avail.

“The St Charles County Police Department sadly confirms the death of Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr, better known as legendary musician Chuck Berry,” a statement said on Facebook.

“The family requests privacy during this time of bereavement.”

Berry was known as ‘the father of rock and roll’.

His songs include Roll Over Beethoven, Rock and Roll Music and signature song Johnny B. Goode – the story of a country boy whose mum tells him he’s going to be a star.

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Thomas Starzl, pioneering transplant surgeon, dies at 90 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – Transplant pioneer Thomas E. Starzl of Pittsburgh, who would have turned 91 on March 11, died in his sleep on Saturday at his Pittsburgh home, according to his friend, former colleague and the executor of his estate, Dr. John Fung, director of the University of Chicago Transplantation Institute. “He worked right up to the end of his life,” said Dr. Fung in an interview on Sunday morning.

Source: Thomas Starzl, pioneering transplant surgeon, dies at 90 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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(Fox News) – Weapons stolen from Massachusetts Army Reserve building


Nov. 15, 2015: This photo shows the exterior of the U.S. Army Reserve Center in Worcester, Mass. Authorities said Sunday that a number of weapons were stolen from the facility following an overnight break-in (WFXT)

The FBI was assisting authorities in Massachusetts in searching for weapons that were stolen from an Army Reserve training and recruitment facility this weekend.

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker confirmed the burglary at a State House press conference Sunday afternoon. State officials have ordered security stepped up at sites around the state after Friday’s terror attacks in Paris that killed at least 129 people and injured more than 250 others.

It was not immediately clear how many or what type of weapons were taken. FBI spokeswoman Kristin Setera said the agency had no indication that the missing weapons were connected to terrorism.

“We have entered those weapons into NCIC, a national database, and alerted our federal, state and local law enforcement partners,” Setera said. “We are collaborating with Massachusetts State Police, Worcester Police and others to locate and recover these weapons immediately.”

WFXT reported that evidence response resources were at the facility Sunday investigating the break-in. They walked the perimeter of the armory, combing the area and taking photos around the fence that surrounds the facility.

Click for more from The Boston Herald.

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(CNN) – Batmobile creator dies

(CNN)George Barris, the Batmobile creator whose talent for turning Detroit iron into decked-out automotive fantasies earned him the nickname “King of the Kustomizers,” has died. He was 89.

Barris died early Thursday morning, son Brett Barris said on Facebook.

George Barris, Batmobile creator and ‘King of the Kustom Cars,’ dies at 89

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