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18 Jun, 2017

Tim Hague dies at 33

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Hague, the former UFC fighter known as “The Thrashing Machine,” dies two days after he was critically injured when he was knocked out in a boxing match against former Edmonton Eskimos defensive end Adam Braidwood. He was 21-13 as an MMA fighter before switching to boxing last summer. Hague’s sister announces the death in a family statement.

It is with incredible sadness, sorrow and heartbreak to report that Tim has passed away today. He was surrounded by family, listening to his favorite songs. We will miss him with so greatly.

8 Dec, 2016

John Glenn dies at 95

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Glenn dies at a hospital in Columbus, Ohio, surrounded by his children and wife of 73 years. He had been hospitalised for the prior week. He is expected to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia.

25 Nov, 2016

Fidel Castro dies age 90

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Fidel Castro dies age 90. Raul Castro announces the death of his brother on state television. He says there are to be several days of official mourning. Castro was the longest serving non-royal leader of the 20th Century.

The commander in chief of the Cuban revolution died at 22:29 hours this evening (03:29 GMT Saturday). Towards victory, always!

31 Aug, 2016

Killed in airstrike

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IS spokesman and head of external operations Abu Muhammad al-Adnani is pictured in this undated handout photoIslamic State says al-Adnani, one of its most prominent and longest-serving leaders, was killed in what appeared to be an airstrike on a vehicle traveling in the Syrian town of al-Bab, depriving the militant group of the man in charge of directing attacks overseas. US officials  stopped short of confirming Adnani’s death, as assessments often take days and often lag behind official announcements by militant groups.

30 Aug, 2016

Gene Wilder dies at 83

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Wilder dies age of 83, at his home in Stamford, Connecticut, from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. Walker-Pearlman, Wilder’s nephew, says the actor had chosen to keep his illness secret so that children who knew him as Willy Wonka would not equate the whimsical character with an adult disease.

26 Aug, 2016

Killed by miners

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Deputy Interior Minister Illanes is beaten to death after he was kidnapped by striking mineworkers, who had blocked a major highway near Panduro, around 160 km (100 miles) from capital city La Paz. Officials said he died of blows to the head. Illanes’ assistant was also badly beaten and is in intensive care in a hospital in La Paz. President Morales calls for three days of national mourning and declares a day of “deep pain” for the country. Up to 100 people have been arrested as authorities vowed to punish those responsible. Prosecutor:

The cause of death was basically bleeding in the brain. Ribs were also broken.

23 Aug, 2016

US soldier killed in Afghanistan

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Matthew V. Thompson headshotStaff Sgt. Matthew V. Thompson, 28, of Irvine, California, is killed during an anti-Taliban operation near Lashkar Gah, the capital of the southern Afghan province of Helmand. The Army Green Beret was on a foot patrol with other American troops advising Afghan special operations forces where the Taliban have engaged in heavy combat. Thompson is killed by a bomb blast that leaves another American service member and six Afghan soldiers injured.

 

4 Jun, 2016

Muhammad Ali dies age 74

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Ali dies in Phoenix, AZ, of respiratory failure, age 74. His daughter Hana Ali, said the family was surrounding her father, hugging and kissing him, holding his hands and chanting an Islamic prayer, while his heart kept beating as his other organs gave out.

No one had even seen anything like it. A true testament to the strength of his Spirit and Will!

3 Jun, 2016

Luis Salom dies age 24

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Salom crashes on turn 12 of the Catalunya circuit, while participating in Moto2 Free Practice. The cause of the accident remains unclear. No other riders are involved. Two medical cars and two ambulances are immediately on scene to treat him, and a medical helicopter is deployed to assist in his treatment. Due the severity of his condition, he is taken by road to the nearby Hospital General de Catalunya. On arrival, he undergoes surgery, but dies at 16:55pm local time.

The FIM, Dorna, IRTA, RFME and the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya wishes to pass on its condolences to the family, friends and team of Salom.

2016

Patty Duke dies age 69

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Patty Duke dies at age 69. Her agent confirms her death to the Associated Press, saying she died early in the morning of sepsis from a ruptured intestine. Son Sean:

She had “really, really suffered” with her illness, was a really, really, really hard process. It was hard for her, it was hard for the people who love her to help her….

6 Mar, 2016

Nancy Reagan dies age 94

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Reagan dies at her home in Los Angeles, from congestive heart failure. The Reagan Library announces that she will be buried next to her husband in Simi Valley, CA.

13 Feb, 2016

Antonin Scalia dead at 79

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Scalia dies in his sleep while on a hunting trip in West Texas, according to a statement by Chief Justice Roberts:

He was an extraordinary individual and jurist, admired and treasured by his colleagues. His passing is a great loss to the Court and the country he so loyally served.

14 Jan, 2016

Alan Rickman dies age 69

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Rickman dies of cancer at 69. Family statement:

The actor and director Alan Rickman has died from cancer at the age of 69. He was surrounded by family and friends.

11 Jan, 2016

David Bowie dies at 69

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Bowie dies peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family, following a secret 18-month battle with cancer.

22 Dec, 2015

Six airmen killed

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Six airmen are killed in Afghanistan, including four OSI agents and two security forces, when they are targeted by Taliban forces as they moved through a village near Bagram Airfield. One of the women killed was the first openly lesbian woman in the armed forces. Army spokesperson:

Our heartfelt sympathies go out to the families and friends of those affected in this tragic incident, especially during this holiday season.

Killer whale dies

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An 18-year-old killer whale, called Unna, dies in San Antonio Sea World, of a resistant strain of the Candida fungus. Umma is the third whale to die at the location in the past six months.

While there were some indications that the treatment was having a positive effect, Unna had remained in serious condition and under 24/7 care/