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Prince – “We are ALL Indentured Servants” — Last Interview

By Carla B.

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“Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016), commonly known as Prince, was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. Prince was renowned as an innovator, and was widely known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, and wide vocal range. He was widely regarded as the pioneer of Minneapolis sound. His music integrates a wide variety of styles, including funk, rock, R&B, soul, hip hop, disco, psychedelia, jazz, and pop.” — (Wikipedia)

Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) -- Image credit: Getty/EOTM

According to multiple mainstream media reports, Music Icon, Prince has died. He was 57. The singers body was reportedly found at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota early this morning, the local sheriff’s office confirmed the sad news in a tweet. (see below)


“Prince Rogers Nelson (57) found dead at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, MN,” the tweet reads. “We are investigating the circumstances of his death.”

The cause of death has yet to be disclosed.

The singing sensation  recorded over 39 albums throughout his career. Yet the most important room there was his knowledge room, where he would spend hours daily, studying the Bible.

Prince once said: “There’s an incredible peace in my life now and I’m trying to share it with people.”

His most recent album, HITnRUN: Phase Two was released last year. The musician was also in the process of writing his first autobiography, which was slated to released next year.

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Our condolences goes out to Prince’s friends and family.


WABC Eyewitness News Reporter Dies of Brain Aneurysm While on Assignment at 49

Published by EOTM News Editor on March 22nd, 2015 - in Breaking News, Celebrity Deaths, News and Politics

By Tanya Blake

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(US Magazine) — “We have some sad news to share with you about our Eyewitness News family,” the news show shared on its Facebook page Friday. “Lisa Colagrossi, Eyewitness News reporter, anchor, wife and mother, has died at age 49. Lisa suffered a brain hemorrhage while returning from covering a story Thursday morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.”

Lisa Colagrossi Dead: WABC Eyewitness News Reporter Dies of Brain Aneurysm While on Assignment at 49

Colagrossi was rushed to the hospital following a live report from Woodhaven, Queens on Thursday. “She was in the news van after finishing her live shot when she said ‘Oh my God, something is wrong,’” a friend said, via the New York Daily News.

The Ohio native reported in the Tri-State area for almost 14 years, and joined WABC days after the NYC World Trade Center attacks in 2001. She previously worked as an anchor at WKMG in Orlando, Fla., and NBC station WKYC-TV in Cleveland.

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Colagrossi resided in Stamford, Conn., and is survived by her husband Todd, and their two sons Davis and Evan.

Grammy-Nominated Brownstone Singer Charmayne Maxwell Dies at 46

Published by EOTM News Editor on March 2nd, 2015 - in Breaking News, Celebrity Deaths

Charmayne “Maxee” Maxwell, a member of the ’90s girl group Brownstone has died. She was 46. Her brother Brandon Maxwell confirmed the news on Twitter.

Charmayne Maxwell - Image credit: Margaret Norton/NBC/Getty

“Bad things happened to the most innocent people,” he continued on Twitter. “My sister died in the most terrible way, and I’m in so much pain right now.”

He also took to Instagram to mourn his sibling. “R.I.P to my beautiful sister Charmayne ‘Maxee’ Maxwell,” he wrote, alongside a stunning photo of the late songstress. “I’m so devasted because you deserved to stay on this earth much longer. You had such an amazing talent and you went really far with your singing career. I felt so inspired from you and it gave me motivation to become the best performer I could be. I love you so much sis, I’m so grateful I was able to have you in my life.”

The details of her death are bizarre to say the least. The singer died on Friday after falling on a shattered wine glass and cutting her throat. She was found in her Los Angeles home by her husband, producer Carsten “Soulshock” Schack, sometime after the fatal fall. He called 911 and she was rushed to Cedars Sinai Hospital where she died from her wounds, according to the LA Times.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Maxee’s family and friends in their time of need.

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‘Real Chance of Love’ Ahmad Givens Dead at 33

By Tanya Blake

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‘Real Chance of Love’ star Ahmad Givens, aka Real has died. He was 33. The reality star and rapper had been battling cancer.  According to TMZ Givens had been bedridden since January and on Friday, Feb. 20, he had trouble with his vision and died hours later.

Ahmad "Real" Givens

Givens is best known for appearing in the VH1 series I Love New York in 2007. He went on to star in spinoffs Real Chance of Love with his brother Kamal “Chance” Givens from 2008 to 2009, and Real & Chance: The Legend Hunters in 2010.

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Rooster Teeth Animator & ‘RWBY’ Creator Monty Oum Dead At 33

Monty Oum, director of animation for online-video pioneer Rooster Teeth and creator of the hit online series RWBY, died Sunday. He was 33. Austin-based Rooster Teeth said in a blog post that Oum had suffered a severe allergic reaction during a routine medical procedure last month that left him in a coma.

Animator Monty Oum arrives at the 24th Annual Producers Guild Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 26, 2013 in Beverly Hills, Calif. Jeff Vespa—WireImage/Getty Images

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Oum created and directed the award-winning web series RWBY and was lead animator in Seasons 8 through 10 of Rooster Teeth’s durable online-video series Red Vs. Blue.

He also was a big presence on social media, with 146,000 followers on Twitter, 12,000 on Vine and 117,000 on Facebook. He had 60,000 YouTube subscribers.

News of his death spread quickly across the online-video world and social media, spawning a series of tributes and memorials on YouTube and elsewhere. On Twitter, many reposted some of his previous posts, including: “RT @montyoum: Guys… Life… it’s pretty awesome. Just keep at it. And I’ll keep going too.” and the painfully prescient “RT @montyoum: Reminder that we should cherish those close to us and not wait til they’re gone to appreciate them.”

On DeviantArt.com, where Oum had been been a member for 11 years, sharing his art concepts for characters such as the recent post he left here, dozens of people left RIP comments in his memory, mentioning how much his work had affected them.

Oum began his animation career by creating Haloid, a showdown between characters from the video games franchises Halo and Metroid. That led to a job as a combat designer at Midway Games. After a stint at Namco Bandai Games, where he worked on the vidgame Afro Samurai, Oum joined Internet production house Rooster Teeth as character animator and choreographer. In 2012, he created, directed and was lead animator for RWBY. Last year, the show won Streamy and International Academy of Web Television awards for best animated series.

Oum once wrote in a Facebook post, “Fun fact: I try to make sure all my characters are designed with pockets/pouches so cosplayers will have places to put their phones/wallets.”

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King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia dead @ 90, Half Brother Ascends Throne to Become King

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King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, the powerful U.S. ally who joined Washington’s fight against Al Qaeda and sought to modernize the ultraconservative Muslim kingdom has died at 90, according to Saudi state TV.

His successor is his 79-year-old half-brother, Prince Salman, who recently has taken on the ailing Abdullah’s responsibilities.

The announcement came in statement read by a presenter on Saudi state TV, which aired video of worshippers at the Kaaba in Mecca.

Saudi state TV said he died after midnight Friday.

A former American diplomat close to the Saudi royal family told Fox News the death of King Abdullah, coupled with the collapse of the government in Yemen, is a “worst case scenario” for the U.S. because current events are allowing Iran to extend its reach and influence in the region.

With the collapse of President Hadi’s government in Yemen, the former diplomat said Teheran’s influence is now seen in at least four Middle Eastern capitals – Sana’a in Yemen, Baghdad in Iraq, Damascus in Syria, and to a lesser extent in Beirut, Lebanon.

In a written statement issued shortly after the announcement of Abdullah’s death, President Obama expressed condolences and said, ” I always valued King Abdullah’s perspective and appreciated our genuine and warm friendship. As a leader, he was always candid and had the courage of his convictions.

“One of those convictions was his steadfast and passionate belief in the importance of the U.S.-Saudi relationship as a force for stability and security in the Middle East and beyond.”

Obama visited with the ailing king in his desert compound last March.

Secretary of State John Kerry, who was in London for a meeting of the coalition fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, called Abdullah “a brave partner in fighting violent extremism who proved just as important as a proponent of peace.”

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called the king “a powerful voice for tolerance, moderation and peace — in the Islamic world and across the globe.”

Former President George H.W. Bush said he was “deeply saddened to learn of the passing of my dear friend and partner King Abdullah. As President, I found His Majesty always to be a wise and reliable ally, helping our nations build on a strategic relationship and enduring friendship dating back to World War II.”

Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud in 2013. Credit Raed Qutena/European Pressphoto Agency

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., called Abdullah “an important voice for reform in Saudi Arabia. He pushed for the modernization of the education system, curbed the authority of the religious police, and extended women the right to vote and run in municipal elections.”

More than his guarded and hidebound predecessors, Abdullah assertively threw his oil-rich nation’s weight behind trying to shape the Middle East. His priority was to counter the influence of rival, mainly Shiite Iran wherever it tried to make advances. He and fellow Sunni Arab monarchs also staunchly opposed the Middle East’s wave of pro-democracy uprisings, seeing them as a threat to stability and their own rule.

And while the king maintained the historically close alliance with Washington, there were frictions as he sought to put those relations on Saudi Arabia’s terms. He was constantly frustrated by Washington’s failure to broker a settlement to the Israel-Palestinian conflict. He also pushed the Obama administration to take a tougher stand against Iran and to more strongly back the mainly Sunni rebels fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Abdullah was born in Riyadh in 1924, one of the dozens of sons of Saudi Arabia’s founder, King Abdul-Aziz Al Saud. Like all Abdul-Aziz’s sons, Abdullah had only rudimentary education. Tall and heavyset, he felt more at home in the Nejd, the kingdom’s desert heartland, riding stallions and hunting with falcons.

Abdullah was selected as crown prince in 1982 on the day his half-brother Fahd ascended to the throne.

Abdullah became de facto ruler in 1995 when a stroke incapacitated Fahd. Abdullah was believed to have long rankled at the closeness of the alliance with the United States, and as regent he pressed Washington to withdraw the troops it had deployed in the kingdom since the 1990 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. The U.S. finally did so in 2003.

When President George W. Bush came to office, Abdullah again showed his readiness to push against his U.S. allies.

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In 2000, Abdullah convinced the Arab League to approve an unprecedented offer that all Arab states would agree to peace with Israel if it withdrew from lands it captured in 1967. The next year, he sent his ambassador in Washington to tell the Bush administration that it was too unquestioningly biased in favor of Israel and that the kingdom would from now on pursue its own interests apart from Washington’s.

Bush soon after advocated for the first time the creation of a Palestinian state alongside Israel.

The next month, the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks took place in the United States, and Abdullah had to steer the alliance through the resulting criticism. The kingdom was home to 15 of the 19 hijackers, and many pointed out that the baseline ideology for Al Qaeda and other groups stemmed from Saudi Arabia’s Wahhabi interpretation of Islam.

When Al Qaeda militants in 2003 began a wave of violence in the kingdom aimed at toppling the monarchy, Abdullah cracked down hard. For the next three years, security forces battled militants, finally forcing them to flee to neighboring Yemen.

There, they created a new Al Qaeda branch, and Saudi Arabia has played a behind-the-scenes role in fighting it.

The tougher line helped affirm Abdullah’s commitment to fighting Al Qaeda. He paid two visits to Bush — in 2002 and 2005 — at his ranch in Crawford, Texas.

When Fahd died in 2005, Abdullah officially rose to the throne. He then began to more openly push his agenda.

His aim at home was to modernize the kingdom to face the future. One of the world’s largest oil exporters, Saudi Arabia is fabulously wealthy, but there are deep disparities in wealth and a burgeoning youth population in need of jobs, housing and education.

Abdullah was a strong supporter of education, building universities at home and increasing scholarships abroad for Saudi students.

Abdullah for the first time gave women seats on the Shura Council, an unelected body that advises the king and government. He promised women would be able to vote and run in 2015 elections for municipal councils, the only elections held in the country. He appointed the first female deputy minister in a 2009. Two Saudi female athletes competed in the Olympics for the first time in 2012, and a small handful of women were granted licenses to work as lawyers during his rule.

One of his most ambitious projects was a Western-style university that bears his name, the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, which opened in 2009. Men and women share classrooms and study together inside the campus, a major departure in a country where even small talk between the sexes in public can bring a warning from the morality police.

But he treaded carefully in the face of the ultraconservative Wahhabi clerics who hold near total sway over society and, in return, give the Al Saud family’s rule religious legitimacy.

Regionally, perhaps Abdullah’s biggest priority was to confront Iran, the Shiite powerhouse across the Gulf.

Worried about Tehran’s nuclear program, Abdullah told the United States in 2008 to consider military action to “cut off the head of the snake” and prevent Iran from producing a nuclear weapon, according to a leaked U.S. diplomatic memo.

Abdullah had more than 30 children from around a dozen wives.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Kelly Rowland’s Mother Doris Rowland Garrison Passes Away, #RIP

Published by EOTM News Editor on December 3rd, 2014 - in Breaking News, Celebrity Deaths

By Tanya Blake

It is with a heavy heart that I announce the mother of singer Kelly Rowland, Doris Rowland Garrison has died. She was 66. The news was first reported by E! News.

 

Kelly Rowland and her mother -- Image credit: Facebook

According to the outlet she passed away from cardiac arrest. Kelly also confirmed the sad news writing:

“It is with deep sadness that I announce the passing of my mother, Doris Rowland Garrison. She was an incredible soul who made countless sacrifices so that I could become the woman—and now mother—I am today,” Rowland said in a statement Wednesday. “We humbly appreciate all the love and support and only ask for privacy during this difficult time.”

The family death comes just weeks after the songstress gave birth to son Titan Jewell Weatherspoon, her first child with hubby Tim Weatherspoon.

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“RHOA” star Kandi Burruss’ Mother-In-Law, Miss Sharon Has Died

By Tanya Blake

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It is still a very sad day today, in Atlanta. RHOA star Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker are mourning the death of their loved one. According to the Daily Mail Todd’s mother, Miss Sharon, has passed away from a stroke.

Todd Tucker and his mother Miss Sharon


Todd posted the above photo along with the caption:

Today I lost my partner, my ride or die my best friend! I don’t know what to do? I’m lost! My heart hurts so much! She was a fighter, a warrior for her son! It was me and her against the world! She’s in a better place!! Mom I love you to death! Rest in peace!

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Multiple media reports state Miss Sharon fell ill in New York yesterday and was discovered by a friend of the family before being rushed to the hospital. Todd was in Atlanta at the time and, according to the Daily Mail, when he arrived in New York his mother was unconscious. A source told the site Miss Sharon slipped into a coma overnight and passed away this morning. Kandi was reportedly in Los Angeles at the time.


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Our thoughts and prayers are with Miss Sharon’s family and friends in their time of need.

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