Youree Dell Harris, better known as “Miss Cleo”, has unfortunately succumbed to cancer Tuesday morning in Palm Beach County, FL.

The memorable “psychic” who amused us with her commercials, urging us to “call her now”, battled with colon cancer that spread to her liver and lungs.

Via TMZ:

A rep for Miss Cleo –tells us she died Tuesday morning in Palm Beach County, FL. We’re told she was recently hospitalized, but was discharged last week to a hospice center.

We’re told Cleo was originally diagnosed with colon cancer … but it spread to her liver and lungs.

The rep said Cleo remained a “pillar of strength” during her illness … and died surrounded by family and friends.

Harris was 53-years-old.

Rest in peace

Bankroll Fresh was emerging as one of the hottest rappers out of Atlanta when he was gunned down outside of an Atlanta Studio Early Saturday. According to reports, Bankroll Fresh, whose birth name is Trentavious White, was shot about a dozen times. Police recovered more than 50 shell casings from the scene. Street Execs Studio is partly owned by Two Chainz.

Bankroll Fresh has worked with Gucci Mane, Future, Mike Will Made It, and Metro Boomin.

The 28-year-old rapper died on his way to the hospital.

Condolences to his loved ones. Such a tragedy.

Source: FactsMag

 

 

 

Laura Hillier was 18-years-old when she died at Juravinski Hospital after her heart suddenly gave out during her second battle with acute myelogenous leukemia. According to The Spec, the Burlington, Canada native had a donor and was in remission in July of 2015, but was shocked to discover that the patients that were ready for a transplant had to wait up to three months for the treatment because of a lack of beds and specialists in Ontario. Laura’s pleas for help caught the attention of Ontario Health Minister Dr. Eric Hoskins who asked the ministry to work with Cancer Care Ontario to expand the program.

CTV News reports that Laura’s family attempted to find another hospital to complete her surgery, but found wait lists across Canada. An operation in the United States would have cost upwards of $250,000. In August 2015, Laura finally received her hospital bed and underwent surgery, only for her cancer to return in November.

Laura died January 2oth.

Laura’s unfortunate passing happened right before her high school graduation, so her classmates wrote handwritten notes on her white coffin; something that is traditionally done in yearbooks.

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This hurts my heart, loves!

Maurice White, legendary singer and co-founder of the iconic band, Earth, Wind, & Fire, has died at the age of 74. According to TMZ, the singer died after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease, which he was diagnosed with in 1992. Maurice’s condition worsened in 1994, forcing the singer to stop touring with the band. Although Maurice couldn’t tour, he was still involved behind the scenes.

Earth, Wind, & Fire are credited for being original funkmasters with classic hits, such as “September”, “Boogie Wonderland”, and “Shining Star”. They were also considered fashion icons with their flashy outfits while showcasing their awesome stage presence. With Maurice as the bandleader and producer of most of the band’s albums, EWF earned legendary status by winning six Grammy Awards out of a staggering 14 nominations, an NAACP Hall of Fame Award, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and four American Music Awards, and selling over 90 million albums worldwide.

Maurice’s brother, Verdine White and fellow band member, released a statement about his brother on the band’s FB page.

My brother, hero and best friend Maurice White passed away peacefully last night in his sleep. While the world has lost…

Posted by Earth, Wind & Fire on Thursday, February 4, 2016

Mr. Maurice White will be sorely missed

I’m angry.

I’m angry that a young mother of three was taken from her kids because a man could not accept her disinterest in him.

According to CBS Pittsburgh, Janese Talton-Jackson was approached by the suspect, 41-year-old Charles McKinney, before closing time at ‘Cliff’s Bar’ in Pittsburgh, but she ignored his advances. Police say after closing, he followed her outside and shot her in the chest.

 

Like Janese, every other woman has the right to say ‘not interested‘ when approached by men. Some men accept that and move on like gentlemen, some will respond to our disinterest with rude or unlikely behavior, and the rest will kill us.

It’s a blunt thing to say, but unfortunately, it’s true.

As a woman, I’ve experienced enough and have seen/heard enough to know that a man with a bruised ego could be dangerous for girls and women. This is not the first time we’ve heard of a woman killed by a man who she turned down and as a woman, that scares the shit out of me. I’m also scared for my 12-year-old daughter. One day, she will be accosted on the street by a guy who wants her number. Will he simply move on? Will he call her a bitch and/or spit on her? Or would he feel so embarrassed and disappointed, that he will pull out a gun and shoot her dead?

Janese could have been any of us! When we’re going about our daily lives, we’re not thinking of the possibility of being murdered when we turn down a guy’s request to exchange numbers. We shouldn’t have to fear for our lives when we say no but it’s become more apparent that we should be more cautious and observant when we’re approached. Janese’s story has shed light on a societal issue with misogyny and mental health that I wish we could somehow tackle head on. It’s my belief that those issues are why women are dying by the hands of men who can’t handle rejection. I’d like to think we can pinpoint the mental issues of strangers before we meet them, but I know that’s impossible. Incidents like this happen all the time. In some cases, the woman is beaten and bruised, but she lives to tell about it. Janese is one of many victims who will never get a chance to see her children grow and experience more of life because a “man” took her life for saying NO.

I look back at the few times I’ve been approached and immediately think of how lucky I am that the men I’ve turned down accepted my disinterest like gentlemen and walked away. I look at my children and wonder how much they’d struggle if I wasn’t here for them. Janese’s twin girls and a one-year-old son will never get to be cared for and nurtured by their mommy ever again. I can’t even imagine how they’ll feel everytime they hear how and why their mom died.

Janese Talton-Jackson was murdered….because she said no.

…and that makes me angry.

 

Things took a tragic turn after a pregnant teen decided to shovel the snow from the front yard of her home.

18-year-old Brianna Gerloff of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, was eight months pregnant when she died, shoveling snow from the blizzard that hit the East Coast over the weekend.

According to NBCPhiladelphia.com, the teen suffered from several heart defects, including Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome (WPW), a disorder caused by an abnormal accessory electrical conduction pathway between the atria and the ventricles.

“I told her it probably wasn’t a good idea for her to be outside shoveling,” a family member said. “She wanted to do it anyway.”

Once she finished her work, she came back inside around 9 a.m., police said. Soon afterward, her younger brother found her in the kitchen, unresponsive, and called 911.”

Gerloff could not be revived. Her unborn daughter, Kayliana, died with her.

 

Prayers and sincerest condolences sent to the family of this young lady. So tragic.