Celebrity Deaths, Celebrity news

Fashion Designer Kate Spade Dead at Age 55


Fashion designer Kate Spade was found dead in her New York City apartment of an apparent suicide on Tuesday, according to published reports. She was 55.

Spade’s body was found hanging in her Park Avenue apartment by her housekeeper. According to news reports, she left a note before taking her own life.

Spade, real name Katherine Noel Brosnahan, was the force behind her own successful clothing label, Kate Spade New York.

Spade founded the company with her husband of 24 years, Andy Spade, in 1993. She launched her clothing line, including shoes and accessories in 2004.

She is survived by her husband and daughter. Spade is also the sister-in-law of actor/comedian David Spade and the aunt to “Amazing Mrs. Maisel” actress Rachel Brosnahan.

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Celebrity Deaths, Celebrity news, Prince Rogers Nelson

Who Killed Prince?


Prince’s autopsy revealed that the 5ft 3in singer weighed just 112lbs at the time of his death, and that he was dressed entirely in black (cap, pants, shirt, socks and boxer briefs) when his unresponsive body was discovered on April 21 inside an elevator at his Paisley Park estate just outside Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was announced yesterday that no criminal charges would be filed in the death of Prince, and tomorrow marks two years after he lost his life following an alleged overdose.

The investigation did reveal that Prince himself had no idea the pills contained Fentanyl, with officials stating that the singer thought he was taking Vicodin in the days and weeks leading up to his death.

This would suggest that neither Prince or those close to him knew that he was addicted to Fentanyl at the time of his death. This is hard to believe. Someone knew or knows who was subscribing these pills to prince? Someone on his staff had to know he was buying Fentanyl laced pills, which is said to be deadlier than cocaine.

Prince died of a self-administered Fentanyl overdose according to an autopsy report released by the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office.

The 57-year-old singer’s death was ruled an accident, and the only listed cause on the medical examiner’s report was ‘Fentanyl toxicity’.

‘To actively charge a crime requires probable cause and a reasonable likelihood of conviction. The bottom line is that we simply do not have sufficient evidence to charge anyone with a crime related to Prince’s death,’ said Mark Metz, the Carver County attorney on Thursday.

Authorities have yet to determine how prince got his hands on the highly addictive drug fentanyl. The question remains: Who Killed Prince?

Celebrity Deaths, Joan Rivers

Breaking News: Joan Rivers Dead at 81


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Legendary comedienne Joan Rivers died on Thursday —  exactly a week after she was rushed to a Manhattan hospital when she stopped breathing during a routine throat procedure.

She was 81.

Rivers’ daughter, Melissa, had been keeping vigil by her mother’s bedside at Mount Sinai Hospital as her condition failed to improve since she went into cardiac arrest on Aug. 28 at Yorkville Endoscopy.

She was moved from the intensive care unit to a private room on Wednesday.

The State Health Department has launched an investigation into the clinic where Joan had the minor surgery.

Joan Rivers, dead at 81.

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“DEPRESSION” is the discussion…Tonight on “Conversations Of A Sistah”


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Depression may be described as feeling sad and blue, unhappy, miserable, down and withdrawn. Most of us have felt this way at one time or another in our lives but for short periods.

On Monday actor/comedian Robin Williams was found dead by his personal assistant in the bedroom of his California home. The coroner’s report indicated the comedian’s cause of death was “suicide due to asphyxia.” The actor suffered from severe depression.

Robin Williams was an incredible actor and a comedic genius, who apparently masked his pain and struggles in his stand-up routines. But who really knew he was depressed?

There are several forms of depressive disorders, join me tonight at 8:00 PM on “Conversations Of A Sistah” via “Conversations Live” as I discuss depression and the foundation needed to combat such a state.

All “Conversation links” in this post make it possible to access tonight’s show.

See you on the air!

Celebrity Deaths, Celebrity news, Dearly Departed, Ruby Dee

R.I.P. Ruby Dee


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Legendary actress Ruby Dee has died at age 91, a family member confirmed Thursday.

The Grammy-award winning actress is best known for her stage and screen work in films such as “A Raisin in the Sun” (1961), Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing” (1989), and the 1979 TV movie “Roots: The Next Generation”.

She was married to actor Ossie Davis until his death in 2005.

Ruby Dee died peacefully at home of natural causes.