dead – USASpeaks.com http://www.usaspeaks.com/news News, plain and simple Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:00:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.9 One dead after hit-and-run driver strikes six people in Queens http://www.usaspeaks.com/news/one-dead-after-hit-and-run-driver-strikes-six-people-in-queens/ http://www.usaspeaks.com/news/one-dead-after-hit-and-run-driver-strikes-six-people-in-queens/#respond Sun, 03 Dec 2017 18:00:03 +0000 http://www.usaspeaks.com/news/one-dead-after-hit-and-run-driver-strikes-six-people-in-queens/ An irate hit-and-run driver mowed down six people, killing one, after a knife fight outside a Queens hookah bar Sunday morning, according to police and a witness.

Cops found at least one person dead after the violent fracas outside XS NYC at 129th St. and Liberty Ave. just before 5 a.m. in South Ozone Park.

Police believe two stabbing victims who showed up at a hospital after the fight were hurt in the melee.

The driver plowed into the crowd after a knife fight outside the hookah bar XS NYC (center).

The driver plowed into the crowd after a knife fight outside the hookah bar XS NYC (center).

(Marc A. Hermann for New York Daily News)

The driver of the white Hyundai Sonata fled after plowing into the crowd and is being sought by police.

Hit-run driver strikes man, another car drags him in Queens

A video of the mayhem, obtained exclusively by the Daily News, shows the Sonata driving at a high rate of speed before jumping the curb cut and traveling down the sidewalk, headed toward the pedestrians. About 5 seconds later, a silver Nissan SUV can be seen doing a U-turn on Liberty Ave., and tearing onto the sidewalk behind the Sonata, in apparent pursuit of the first car, the video shows.

Before the cars jumped the sidewalk, a passing motorist spotted a woman trying to hold back a member of the brawling crowd.

“He was going after someone. That’s why the girl was holding him back,” said witness Ozzie Rogers, who said he pulled over to watch the spectacle. The angry man ultimately broke free of the woman’s hold.

Police stand guard after one person was killed and at least two injured when a hit-and-run driver slammed into a crowd outside XS NYC at 129th St. and Liberty Ave. early Sunday.

Police stand guard after one person was killed and at least two injured when a hit-and-run driver slammed into a crowd outside XS NYC at 129th St. and Liberty Ave. early Sunday.

(Marc A. Hermann for New York Daily News)

“The girl is yelling ‘Stop, stop. No, no,’ when this car just comes from nowhere and hits the whole group,” Rogers said.

“The bodies went flying. The car was going really fast, at least 50 mph on the sidewalk.”

"The car was going really fast, at least 50 mph on the sidewalk," a witness reported.

“The car was going really fast, at least 50 mph on the sidewalk,” a witness reported.

(Marc A. Hermann for New York Daily News)

Another witness saw the driver slam into a parked car before careening toward the victims.

“You could hear the car hitting the bodies,” the second witness said.

Two additional crash victims were rushed to Jamaica Hospital in critical condition, cops said. The extent of the injuries for the stabbed duo was not known.

Police, who are trying to determine how the stabbings are related to the plowed car, have taken one person into custody, but have not yet made an arrest. The driver of the Sonata remains on the loose, police said.

Investigators had no immediate information about the second car involved.

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Mariah Woods believed dead, mother’s boyfriend arrested http://www.usaspeaks.com/news/mariah-woods-believed-dead-mothers-boyfriend-arrested/ http://www.usaspeaks.com/news/mariah-woods-believed-dead-mothers-boyfriend-arrested/#respond Sat, 02 Dec 2017 18:00:03 +0000 http://www.usaspeaks.com/news/mariah-woods-believed-dead-mothers-boyfriend-arrested/ Authorities in North Carolina arrested the live-in boyfriend of 3-year-old Mariah Woods’ mother and charged him with multiple offenses, including concealing death, despite the fact that the missing toddler has not yet been found.

The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI detained 32-year-old Earl Kimery Friday in connection with the disappearance of the toddler, WRAL reported. He’s accused of “removing Mariah Woods’ body from the scene of her death and did conceal Mariah Woods’ death and body, knowing that Mariah died from unnatural causes. The defendant acted with deceit and intent to fraud,” according to the arrest warrant.

The Sheriff’s office in a statement early Saturday morning announced evidence collected during their investigation has led them to believe Mariah is dead.

Authorities have not yet found Mariah Woods, but have uncovered evidence that have led them to believe she is dead.

Authorities have not yet found Mariah Woods, but have uncovered evidence that have led them to believe she is dead.

“At this time, the location of Mariah is unknown,” the statement said. “The searches now will shift to a recovery process.”

Authorities issued and Amber Alert for Mariah on Monday, the same day her mother, Kristy Woods, reporter her missing. Woods told authorities she put her daughter to bed Sunday evening and woke up to find her gone.

Earl Kimrey, 32, was arrested and charged with concealing of death, bstruction of Justice, 2nd Degree Burglary, Felony Larceny, and Possession of Stolen Property. Kimrey is the boyfriend of the mother of 3-year-old Mariah Woods, who is believed to be dead.

Earl Kimrey, 32, was arrested and charged with concealing of death, bstruction of Justice, 2nd Degree Burglary, Felony Larceny, and Possession of Stolen Property. Kimrey is the boyfriend of the mother of 3-year-old Mariah Woods, who is believed to be dead.

(Police Photo)

Mariah’s disappearance sparked a massive search effort, with investigators and volunteers from the community joining together to search for the missing toddler.

Sheriff Hans Miller during a press conference Friday told reporters he had “a long conversation” with one of Mariah’s family members and that “they are cooperating.”

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Law enforcement search near the Southwest Creek Bridge on U.S. 17 for three-year-old Mariah Woods in Jacksonville, N.C., Friday morning, Dec. 1, 2017. 

(Gray Whitley/AP)

Kimery was additionally charged with obstruction of justice, second-degree burglary, larceny and possession of stolen property. According to state records obtained by WRAL, Kimery has previously been charged with a small string of offenses, including larceny, assault and drunk and disorderly conduct.

Mariah’s mother is divorced from the girl’s father, Alex Woods, who said that while his daughter is with her mother his weeks are “like hell, like a nightmare.”

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State Troopers close one lane of U.S. 17 at the Southwest Creek Bridge as search teams look in waterways for three-year-old Mariah Woods in Jacksonville, N.C., Friday morning, Dec. 1, 2017. 

(Gray Whitley/AP)

“Somebody just walks right in there, grabs a 3-year-old out of the bed, she didn’t cry, she didn’t scream?” he told WTVR ahead of Kimery’s arrest. “Nobody heard nothing? Four people in the house, two adults and two babies and somebody just comes, snatches the baby up and walks out?”

Kimery is being held in the Onslow County Detention Center in lieu of a $ 1,010,000 bond.

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Ray Allen Accuser Thinks NBA Star Wants Him Dead, Ray Says He's 'Deranged' http://www.usaspeaks.com/news/ray-allen-accuser-thinks-nba-star-wants-him-dead-ray-says-hes-deranged/ http://www.usaspeaks.com/news/ray-allen-accuser-thinks-nba-star-wants-him-dead-ray-says-hes-deranged/#respond Mon, 27 Nov 2017 18:00:06 +0000 http://www.usaspeaks.com/news/ray-allen-accuser-thinks-nba-star-wants-him-dead-ray-says-hes-deranged/

Ray Allen Accuser to Judge:I Think He Wants to Kill Me… Allen Says He’s ‘Deranged’

11/27/2017 6:51 AM PST

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TMZ Sports has obtained court documents filed by the man who claims he’s being stalked by Ray Allen — and he believes the NBA star is out to kill him.

But Ray says the accuser is just a “deranged individual” who’s obsessed with him — and the allegations are as bogus as it gets. 

Bryant K. Coleman filed the petition for a temporary restraining order against Allen on Nov. 6 — a petition that was granted by a Florida judge. 

In the docs, Coleman claims Allen called him on the phone on Sept. 9 — after their alleged 3-year relationship had ended — and said he wanted to “ensure that I went away and never opened my mouth again.”

“He said he wanted me to get what I deserved.”

Coleman says Allen has “repeatedly spied on me by sending his associates to follow me in my community.” One incident allegedly took place in a Publix market on Oct. 10 where Coleman says a man approached him and told him to “watch your back.”

Coleman also claims he received a phone call from someone threatening to strangle him — and he believes the caller was Ray Allen.

In the docs, Coleman says Allen was recently seen in public with 2 armed men and believes the ex-NBA star may be planning a “more direct attack.”

One interesting note — in Coleman’s petition, he lists Allen’s aliases … and wrote, “Jesus Shuttlesworth” — the name of Allen’s character in the movie “He Got Game.”

We spoke with Allen’s attorney, David Markus, who tells TMZ Sports, “As with everything else related to Briant or Bryant Coleman, his petition for a restraining order was filled with lies, falsehoods and fantasies.”

“He is a seriously deranged individual who Ray Allen has never met, never spoken with directly or threatened in any way. Coleman is the stalker here who is obsessed with Ray.”

“Ray wants nothing to do with him and is exploring all legal options to stop him from continuing to harass and threaten him, his family and friends”

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David Cassidy Dead at 67 (UPDATE) http://www.usaspeaks.com/news/david-cassidy-dead-at-67-update/ http://www.usaspeaks.com/news/david-cassidy-dead-at-67-update/#respond Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:00:32 +0000 http://www.usaspeaks.com/news/david-cassidy-dead-at-67-update/ Exclusive Details

David Cassidy, the ‘Partridge Family‘ heartthrob who sold millions of records and became the fantasy of millions of girls, is dead.

Cassidy died in a Florida hospital after his organs failed

Family sources tell TMZ, David had been on life support since Monday. Doctors advised the family Tuesday the only way David could survive was with a liver transplant, but he was not a candidate because he would never survive surgery. The family decided at around noon to remove life support.

A number of family members were present when David died, including brother Shaun, Patrick and Ryan, his children Beau and Katie, along with various nephews and his ex-wife Sue Cassidy.

We’re told death came almost immediately after life support was withdrawn.

TMZ broke the story, David was in need of a kidney transplant but ultimately doctors said it was futile. His liver and other organs shut down and early Sunday his son and ex-wife were summoned to the hospital to say goodbye.

Cassidy was a multi-faceted entertainer … from singing, to acting to Broadway to Vegas. “The Partridge Family” hit like an earthquake and catapulted him to stardom. The show ran from 1970 – 1974 and produced hits like “I Think I Love You,” “Come On Get Happy,” and “Doesn’t Somebody Want to Be Wanted.”

David reluctantly auditioned for the role of the guitar-playing Keith Partridge and producers cast him not even knowing if he could carry a tune.

After “The Partridge Family” ran its course, David recorded a number of solo hits, including the remakes of “Cherish,” “How Can I Be Sure” and “Rock Me Baby.”

He took the starring role on Broadway in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” from 1983 to 1984. 

David was the son of actor Jack Cassidy and Broadway performer Evelyn Ward.  

David guest starred in a number of TV series, including “The F.B.I.” “Marcus Welby, M.D.,” “Ironside,” “Bonanza” and “Medical Center.”

Cassidy battled alcoholism for most of his adult life.

He’s survived by son Beau, daughter Katie — who stars in “Arrow” — half-brothers Shaun, Patrick and Ryan, step-mother and co-star Shirley Jones and ex-wife Sue Shifrin-Cassidy.

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David Cassidy, ‘Partridge Family’ star, dead at 67 http://www.usaspeaks.com/news/david-cassidy-partridge-family-star-dead-at-67/ http://www.usaspeaks.com/news/david-cassidy-partridge-family-star-dead-at-67/#respond Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:00:05 +0000 http://www.usaspeaks.com/news/david-cassidy-partridge-family-star-dead-at-67/ David Cassidy, the ’70s heartthrob and star of the hit sitcom “The Partridge Family,” died Tuesday of complications from dementia and multiple organ failure.

He was 67.

“On behalf of the entire Cassidy family, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, our uncle, and our dear brother, David Cassidy. David died surrounded by those he loved, with joy in his heart and free from the pain that had gripped him for so long,” the family said in a statement to the Daily News. “Thank you for the abundance and support you have shown him these many years.”

Cassidy was surrounded by family at the Florida hospital where he was admitted earlier in the week. He was in critical condition as his kidneys and liver were failing and he was in need of a kidney transplant.

He was placed into a medically induced coma to manage his pain when he entered the hospital on Wednesday and his condition deteriorated and he was moved to the ICU on Sunday morning where he eventually died.

David Cassidy died Tuesday.

David Cassidy died Tuesday.

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The actor was best known for his role as Keith Partridge in ABC’s “The Partridge Family,” which aired from 1970-1974.

During his stint on the show, Cassidy and the fictional Partridges released a number of hit songs like “I Think I Love You,” which reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts, and “Come on Get Happy!”

Thanks to his boyish good looks, Cassidy amassed a fan base that rivaled that of Elvis Presley and the Beatles.

As his star continued to rise — and his female fans continued in their manic devotion — Cassidy launched a bubblegum pop solo career that he balanced alongside his “Partridge” duties.

His success as a teen idol was so massive it was dubbed “Cassidymania,” and the floppy-haired singer sold out stadiums across the globe.

He released seven albums during his teen idol peak in the ‘70s, including “Cherish” and “Rock Me Baby.”

Cassidy was also famously featured on the cover of “Rolling Stone” magazine in 1972, scantily clad and carefully cropped for an article in which he spoke frankly about his drug use.

In the prime years of his singing career, Cassidy had 24 gold and platinum recordings and four consecutive multi-platinum LPs.

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At the height of his career, Cassidy amassed an enormous fan base that was at one point larger than the followings of Elvis Presley and the Beatles.

(ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)

By the mid ‘70s, Cassidy grew tired of his image as the wholesome teen idol and, following an incident in which a fan was killed in a crush at one of his London concerts, he quit “The Partridge Family” in 1974 and retired from touring.

He enjoyed a short-lived television career, but spent much of the 1980s broke and trying to recapture the magic of his youth.

“I was one of the wealthiest young male entertainers in the world then, but 10 years later, I had nothing to show for it. By the 1980s I was broke and had to rebuild my life,” he told the Telegraph.

Cassidy relaunched his music career in the ‘90s, and had a Top 40 hit with “Lyin’ to Myself” in 1990.

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Cassidy, (second from the right on the top row) played Keith Partridge in the 1970s hit sitcom, “The Partridge Family.”

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In 1996, he moved to Las Vegas to star in the live show “EFX” at the MGM Grand and within four months, it was voted the “Best Production Show” in the city.

Throughout his career, Cassidy struggled with alcohol abuse issues that resulted in DWIs in 2010, 2013 and 2014 and a stint in rehab. He filed for bankruptcy in 2015.

Earlier this year, Cassidy stumbled off a stage while slurring his words at a California concert and later attributed the fall to dementia — a disease which also afflicted his mother and grandfather.

“A part of me always knew this was coming,” Cassidy told People.

He then decided that he was done with touring and wanted to focus instead on the time that he had left.

“I want to focus on what I am … I want to love,” he told the magazine. “I want to enjoy life.”

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During his stint on the show, Cassidy and the fictional Partridges created a number of hit songs like “I Think I Love You” and “Come on Get Happy.”

(Wilfredo Lee/AP)

Cassidy was born in New York City to actress Evelyn Ward and his father Jack Cassidy, who later went on to marry David’s on-screen mother, Shirley Jones.

Throughout the ups and down of his personal life and career, Cassidy tried to remain upbeat and attributed his resilience to his father, who died in 1976 after a lit cigarette set his Hollywood apartment aflame.

“I’m an optimist. I mean, you have to be with my career,” Cassidy said in a biography on his website. “I have always stayed true to myself by using the work ethic my father instilled in me… He taught me to be fearless.”

He is survived by his 26-year-old son Beau, 30-year-old daughter Katie and three brothers: Shaun, 59, Ryan, 51, and Patrick, 55. Cassidy also has three ex-wives — Beau’s mother, Sue Shifrin, Meryl Tanz and Kay Lenz.

“My uncle David Cassidy has sadly passed away tonight… & in the process of mourning I can’t help but thank God for the joy that he brought to countless millions of people!” Jack Cassidy tweeted Tuesday night. ‘I don’t think I’m alone in saying that we will all miss him. God Speed!”

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Della Reese Dead at 86 http://www.usaspeaks.com/news/della-reese-dead-at-86/ http://www.usaspeaks.com/news/della-reese-dead-at-86/#respond Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:00:46 +0000 http://www.usaspeaks.com/news/della-reese-dead-at-86/

Della ReeseDead at 86

11/20/2017 10:13 AM PST

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Beloved singer and actress Della Reese, best known for starring in “Touched By an Angel,” died Sunday night … according to her family.

Della had battled diabetes for years. Her family says she passed away in her California home.

She co-starred with Roma Downey on ‘Angel’ … playing Tess. She had big movie roles too, like “Harlem Nights” and “A Thin Line Between Love and Hate” — and was the first black woman to guest host “The Tonight Show.”

Della was also an accomplished gospel singer — Mahalia Jackson discovered her. She went on to become an ordained minister in the 1980s.

Della was 86.

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Charles Manson, notorious cult leader, dead at 83 http://www.usaspeaks.com/news/charles-manson-notorious-cult-leader-dead-at-83/ http://www.usaspeaks.com/news/charles-manson-notorious-cult-leader-dead-at-83/#respond Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:00:04 +0000 http://www.usaspeaks.com/news/charles-manson-notorious-cult-leader-dead-at-83/ Charles Manson, the demented cult leader who ordered seven people killed in August 1969 as part of a sadistic plot to start an apocalyptic race war, died Sunday night in California, according to a prison official.

He was 83. The cause of death was listed as natural causes.

Manson, who lingered near death for days after he was wheeled into a Bakersfield hospital surrounded by five uniformed cops, died at 8:13 p.m. local time.

Department of Corrections spokeswoman Vicky Waters declined to identify who was with Manson during his final hours.

Sharon Tate’s sister cried, prayed for Charles Manson after death

Manson, one of the most notorious criminals in American history, was serving several life sentences at Corcoran State Prison when he fell ill. He was moved to the hospital for treatment.

Instantly recognizable for the crude, self-carved swastika on his forehead, the sadistic mass murderer was a wannabe musician and unemployed felon before unleashing his bloody rampage as the messiah of a mostly female group of acolytes known as the Manson Family.

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Charles Manson died Sunday at age 83.

(AP)

On the night of Aug. 9, 1969, Manson directed Charles Watson — whom he met through Beach Boys co-founder Dennis Wilson — to take followers Susan Atkins, Linda Kasabian and Patricia Krenwinkel to a tony house in the Benedict Canyon hills above Sunset Blvd. and slaughter everyone there.

The Manson Family members brutally butchered movie director Roman Polanski’s wife, actress Sharon Tate, 26, along with celebrity hairstylist Jay Sebring, 35, coffee heiress Abigail Folger, 25, writer Wojciech Frykowski, 32, and visiting teen Steven Parent, 18.

Manson ‘Family’ struggling to get out of prison as leader dies

Tate, who was nearly nine months pregnant, begged for her life before she was stabbed 16 times, Atkins later recalled. Atkins used her blood to scrawl “pig” on the front door before the group fled the scene.

Polanski was out of town, shooting a movie in London.

The next night, Manson joined the same four followers, along with Leslie Van Houten and Steve (Clem) Grogan as they broke into the Los Feliz home of supermarket executive Leno LaBianca, 44, and his wife, Rosemary.

Manson reportedly wanted to show the group the correct way to carry out execution-style killings and ordered the LaBiancas bound with lamp cords and their heads covered by pillowcases before the savage stabbing started.

A court finds Manson and his ‘children’ guilty in 1971

The vicious Manson killings stunned Los Angeles and caused a worldwide sensation. Manson was tried for the horrific murders and sentenced to death along with several members of his psychopathic cult. The sentences were commuted to life when California’s death penalty was briefly outlawed in 1972.

Sharon Tate’s sister said she was among those who received phone calls informing them of Manson’s death.

“When I got the phone call at 8:30 p.m. that he had died, I said a prayer, shed a tear, stuck a flower under my cross in my bedroom and emailed Roman (Polanski),” Debra Tate told the Daily News

Prosecutors said Manson and his followers were trying to incite an Armageddon-like race war named after the Beatles’ song “Helter Skelter.”

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A younger Manson is escorted to his arraignment on conspiracy-murder charges in connection with the Sharon Tate case.

A younger Manson is escorted to his arraignment on conspiracy-murder charges in connection with the Sharon Tate case.

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Manson swiped Rosemary LaBianca’s wallet with the intention of planting it in a predominantly black neighborhood after the killings, authorities said.

In a powerful letter opposing parole for Van Houten last year, Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey said Mason “intended that an African-American person would find the wallet, use the credit cards contained therein and subsequently be blamed for the murders.”

Manson and his disciples “believed the African-American race would prevail in the bloody conflict, but after winning, they would not be able to govern the world,” Lacey said.

After the war, the Manson Family planned to “emerge from hiding in the desert to take control of the world,” she wrote.

Quentin Tarantino reportedly working on Charles Manson movie

Lacey said Van Houten and her fellow followers considered Manson larger than life.

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The five victims slain the night of Aug. 9, 1969 (from left): Voityck Frykowski, Sharon Tate, Stephen Parent, Jay Sebring and Abigail Folger.

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“I wish he had been a myth. All of them were all too real,” the LaBiancas’ daughter Cory LaBianca told the Daily News last year after reading Lacey’s letter.

Manson was born to an unwed teen mother in Cincinnati in 1934. His mother, an alcoholic prostitute, sold him once for a pitcher of beer to a childless waitress, according the 1998 tome “Manson In His Own Words: The Shocking Confessions of The Most Dangerous Man Alive,” written by Manson and Nuel Emmons.

He was shipped off to a boys school at one point but later ran away and ended up living on the streets, supporting himself with petty crime.

Charles Manson follower denied parole after 47 years in prison

Manson married a waitress in 1955 and moved to California in a stolen car. They had a son together but broke up while Manson was back in jail. A subsequent marriage to a prostitute Manson was pimping also ended in divorce.

Before the murders, Manson studied Scientology and learned to play guitar during a prison stint. After he was released in 1967, he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and supported himself by panhandling during the so-called Summer of Love.

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Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel and Leslie Van Houten, three of Manson’s co-defendents who were convicted with him for the Tate-La Bianca murders.

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He emerged as a guru of the legendary Haight-Ashbury scene and gained adherents who shared his love of hallucinogenic drugs and self-aggrandizing religious philosophy.

Manson got to know Wilson, the Beach Boys founder, through followers who met the famous musician while hitchhiking. The association led Manson to fantasize about a music career and an obsession with record producer Terry Melcher.

Two of Manson’s followers arrested for Tate’s murder in 1969

Melcher, the son of Doris Day, expressed some early interest in Mason’s music but ultimately declined to sign with him and severed ties.

At the time, the producer was living with his actress girlfriend, Candice Bergen, in the rented house that would become the backdrop for the Tate murders.

Family members would later claim Manson targeted the house, and its new inhabitants, because it represented his rejection by the entertainment establishment.

During his bizarre trial in the Tate-LaBianca murders, Manson’s followers smiled and sang songs as they provided a chilling window into life as a member of the depraved group.

Manson follower threatened with violent death if she left cult

Behind bars since 1971, Manson was denied parole a dozen times and had his next hearing scheduled for 2027. 

Manson had no known next of kin and it was unclear what would happen to his body, according to prison officials.  

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'Everlasting Love' Singer Robert Knight Dead at 72 http://www.usaspeaks.com/news/everlasting-love-singer-robert-knight-dead-at-72/ http://www.usaspeaks.com/news/everlasting-love-singer-robert-knight-dead-at-72/#respond Mon, 06 Nov 2017 18:00:23 +0000 http://www.usaspeaks.com/news/everlasting-love-singer-robert-knight-dead-at-72/

Robert Knight‘Everlasting Love’ Singer Dead at 72

11/6/2017 8:03 AM PST

Robert Knight, best known for his 1967 hit “Everlasting Love,” is dead.

Knight died over the weekend at his home in Tennessee after fighting a short illness, according to the Tennessean.

Knight never had quite the chart topper he did with “Everlasting Love” but went on to record several other songs like “Blessed are the Lonely,” “Isn’t it Lonely Together” and “Love on a Mountain Top” in the ’60s and ’70s.

While you definitely know Knight’s biggest hit, it’s likely you know some other version more than his. Carl Carlton hit the top 10 with a 1974 cover. Knight topped out at 13 on the charts. Gloria Estefan, U2 and many other artists have covered it as well.

Knight was 72.

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'Always and Forever' Singer Keith Wilder Dead at 65 http://www.usaspeaks.com/news/always-and-forever-singer-keith-wilder-dead-at-65/ http://www.usaspeaks.com/news/always-and-forever-singer-keith-wilder-dead-at-65/#respond Wed, 01 Nov 2017 05:00:18 +0000 http://www.usaspeaks.com/news/always-and-forever-singer-keith-wilder-dead-at-65/

‘Always and Forever Singer’ Keith WilderDead at 65

10/31/2017 3:24 PM PDT

Keith Wilder, the lead singer of the ’70s funk band Heatwave, has died.

Wilder’s had several massive hits, including “Always and Forever,” “Boogie Nights” and “The Groove Line.”

Wilder had been suffering from serious health problems recently and died in his sleep Sunday, according to his cousin and bandmate, Billy Jones.

“Always and Forever” was the group’s biggest hit … as it went platinum. “Boogie Nights” broke the top 10.

Keith summed up his band simply … “We just kept it real and kept it pure.”

The group was nominated for 2 Grammys but didn’t win.

Wilder was 65.

RIP.

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Father and son in Brooklyn dead after apparent drug overdoses http://www.usaspeaks.com/news/father-and-son-in-brooklyn-dead-after-apparent-drug-overdoses/ http://www.usaspeaks.com/news/father-and-son-in-brooklyn-dead-after-apparent-drug-overdoses/#respond Sun, 29 Oct 2017 17:00:03 +0000 http://www.usaspeaks.com/news/father-and-son-in-brooklyn-dead-after-apparent-drug-overdoses/ A father and son who’d been celebrating a family birthday party died early Sunday in Brooklyn after apparent drug overdoses, police said.

The two men had been inside a first-floor apartment on 27th St. near Fourth Ave. in Greenwood when they told relatives they were headed outside for a smoke about 3 a.m., police said.

When they didn’t return, relatives went looking for them and discovered the nightmarish scene, police and relatives said.

The younger man, visiting from Maryland with his girlfriend of five years and their 11-month-old and 4-year-old children, was found just inside the door, a relative said. His face was purple, the girlfriend’s uncle said.

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His father’s body was outside.

Police were examining a small red baggie on the ground near where the two men apparently overdosed on Sunday morning.

Police were examining a small red baggie on the ground near where the two men apparently overdosed on Sunday morning.

(Theodore Parisienne/for New York Daily News)

Both men were unconscious police said.

EMS arrived and administered Narcan, an antidote medication that can reverse an opioid overdose, and rushed them both to Lutheran Hospital, authorities said.

The father and son died at about 4:10 a.m., officials said.

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By late Sunday morning, the police had taped off the apartment building and were examining a tiny red zip baggie on the ground outside. The wife of the younger man emerged from the building cradling a child and ran into a white Nissan SUV.

The pair had been eating with their wives before going out for a smoke.

The pair had been eating with their wives before going out for a smoke.

(Theodore Parisienne/for New York Daily News)

“We just can’t say anything right now,” said a man who identified himself as her uncle.

A next-door neighbor said she’d never witnessed any drug activity, but wasn’t shocked by the tragedy.

“I’m not surprised,” she said. “They’re out there drinking all the time. I wouldn’t be surprised if drink led them to drugs.”

The police investigation is ongoing. The city’s Medical Examiner will determine their causes of death. 

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