Troubled country singer, Mindy McCready died today of an apparent suicide at the age of 37. Her boyfriend, David Wilson died last month, also committing suicide via a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A tragic end to a very sad story of a once promising country music career overshadowed by multiple personal dramas. McCready leaves behind two very young children. FULL STORY HERE
Amy Winehouse's tragic death at 27, puts her in the so-called, "27 club" of rock musicians who were very influential and died at the tender young age of 27. The 27 club include such icons as Jimi Hendrix, nineties grunge music leader, Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin and ex-Rolling Stones guitarist, Brian Jones.
Beloved eighties R&B star, Teena Marie (who had a comeback in recent years) was found dead the day after Christmas at the age of 54 of a still undetermined cause is among those highlighted in a comprehensive list of actors, musicians and athletes who left us way too soon over the past year.
In a true twist of fate, a Portland, Oregon man dies of an apparent heart attack in a parking lot right outside of an emergency room. He was only 125 feet from the entrance of the ER. Miscommunication between the police and hospital officials allegedly led to delay in treatment for this patient and his subsequent death.