Obituaries

Bengals Wide Receiver Chris Henry Dead At Age 26

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(Best Syndication News) Wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals, Chris Henry, has died today from injuries after falling from the back of a pickup truck on Wednesday. Authorities believe the fall may have been related to a domestic dispute.

Henry has suffered legal and professional setbacks recently, including arrests for driving while under the influence, possession of marijuana, assault, and criminal damaging. The 2005 NFL draft pick was also suspended for the first four games of the 2008 season. He later suffered a broken forearm while playing in a game against the Baltimore Ravens.

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Patrick Swayze Dies From Pancreatic Cancer At Age 57

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Swayze and his wife, Lisa Niemi, arrive at the 1989 Academy Awards ceremony - photo: Alan Light CC

(Best Syndication News) Just when his career seemed back on track with a new series, “The Beast” which debuted in January on A&E, actor Patrick Swayze was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. One year and nine months after his diagnosis in January of 2008, the actor is dead at age 57, according to his publicist.

The actor touched many lives including many actors, actresses and news-people. Barbara Walters is quoted as saying "He fought the bravest battle and sadly lost. My heart goes out to his wonderful Lisa, his wife and soulmate for 34 years." He will be remembered by Kristy Alley who said "I will always cherish my amazing memories of Patrick ... we had so much fun together ... come back soon, Patrick, we need you here on earth."

Former Boxing Champ Vernon Forrest Shot Dead

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[Best Syndication News] Vernon Forrest, 38, was shot multiple times Saturday night in a neighborhood located southwest of downtown Atlanta, Georgia, which killed the former boxing champ.

A spokeswoman for the Atlanta police said that it looked as if Forrest was robbed and a confrontation happened which he was then shot in the back several times. At this time the police do not have any suspects in the murder.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the incidence occurred around 11 p.m., at a Chevron gas station where he stopped to fill the tires with air in his Jaguar. A male was reported to have approached him and robbed him of a few things by gunpoint. Forrest was also armed with a gun and chased the suspect.

Forerest was then shot in the back approximately seven or eight times, but it appears that Forrest also had shot his weapon and they do not know if the suspect was shot.

Former CBS News Anchor Walter Cronkite dead at 92

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[Best Syndication News] Former long-time CBS news anchorman, Walter Cronkite, died at the age of 92 years this past Friday at his residence in Manhattan, New York City, New York.

Cronkite spent a majority of his career working as an anchor and managing editor of the "CBS Evening News" from 1962 to 1981. He began his career in journalism in 1937 with his first job as a cub reporter for the Kansas City Times.

In 1950 he began working for CBS Television. In 1951 he was told by one of the stage managers to sit down at a desk and do the news. Cronkite asked what he meant by that and the manager said that he didn't know, but just do it.

Cronkite gained nicknames throughout his carreer. They were Uncle Walter, Walter Wilcox, and The Most Trusted Man in America.

Karl Malden dead at 97

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[Best Syndication News] Actor, Karl Malden died at his home in Los Angeles this past Wednesday. Malden was 97 years old.

Malden began his acting career onstage in the 1930's and he has appeared in over 50 films. He played the character, Lt. Mike Stone in the 1970's TV series, “The Streets of San Francisco.”

Malden is most known for his acting roles in the films, “A Streetcar Named Desire” and “On the Waterfront.”

Malden also appeared in Amercian Express Traveler's Check commercials and made the “Never Leave Home Without” slogan famous.

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