MUSIC fans around the world were left devastated when Prince passed away in 2016.Here we take a look at his life, when he died and what caused his untimely and tragic death…Prince Rogers Nelson was born on June 7, 1958, and was an American singer-songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, philanthropist, dancer and record producer.He sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time.He won seven Grammy Awards, an American Music Award, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award for the film Purple Rain.Prince was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and developed an interest in music as a young child.He signed a recording contract with Warner Bros at the age of 18, and released his debut album For You in 1978.His 1979 album Prince went platinum, and his next three records—Dirty Mind (1980), Controversy (1981), and 1999 (1982)—continued his success, showcasing Prince’s prominently sexual lyrics and blending of funk, … [Read more...] about When did Prince die, what was the Purple Rain singer’s cause of death and how old was the musician when he passed away?
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Lil Peep's cause of death has been revealed. The rapper, who was aged just 21, died from an overdose of fentanyl and Xanax, according to the Pima Country Office of the Medical Examiner. Mixing the two drugs can potentially result in fatal side effects, as well as respiratory issues and coma. The rapper's death was ruled as accidental by the medical examiner. According to TMZ, other drugs were also found in his system. The report, obtained by the publication, showed he tested positive for marijuana, cocaine and the painkiller Tramadol in his blood as well as opiates such as hydrocodone, generic Dilauded, oxycodone and oxymorphone. The medical examiner did not find alcohol in his system. Lil Peep, whose real name is Gustav Ahr, was found dead on his tour bus before a scheduled concert in Tucson, Arizona, on November 16. He published a series of disturbing Instagram posts in the hours and days before his death, including one with a photograph of him with pills on his tongue, another … [Read more...] about Lil Peep’s cause of death revealed after rapper passes away aged 21
RAPPER and YouTube star Lil Peep may have taken the powerful opioid fentanyl the day he died, according to reports in the US.Fentanyl - which is so potent that even a tiny amount can kill - was a factor in the accidental overdose of pop superstar Prince.TMZ, citing law enforcement sources, said cops had received multiple tip-offs that he had taken the drug.It is a prescription painkiller that gives relief from chronic diseases and is said to be 100 times more powerful than morphine.Due to its strength, fentanyl is highly controlled by doctors and pharmacists and cannot be prescribed for children.Earlier this month Tucson Police Sergeant Pete Dugan told US Weekly that the star's manager found him unresponsive on his tour bus which contained drugs and drugs paraphernalia.Emergency crews attempted to revive Peep (real name Gustav Åhr) but were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead on the scene.The cop added that because “it’s not … [Read more...] about Did fentanyl kill Lil Peep? Cops ‘probe claims US rapper took horror drug that caused Prince’s death’
MUSIC fans around the world were left broken-hearted when the legendary Prince died.It's now been more than a year since his passing - we look at his life, when he died and what caused his untimely death...Prince Rogers Nelson was born on June 7 1958 and was an American singer-songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, philanthropist, dancer and record producer.He sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time.He won seven Grammy Awards, an American Music Award, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award for the film Purple Rain.Prince was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and developed an interest in music as a young child.He signed a recording contract with Warner Bros at the age of 18, and released his debut album For You in 1978.His 1979 album Prince went platinum, and his next three records—Dirty Mind (1980), Controversy (1981), and 1999 (1982)—continued his success, showcasing Prince's prominently sexual lyrics and … [Read more...] about When did Prince die, what was the Purple Rain singer’s cause of death and how old was the superstar artist?
POKEMON Go is a potential killer, medics warn.They claim the smartphone craze increases the risk of “distraction-related death”.Experts reported two cases where U.S. drivers ended up in A&E in Arizona after crashing as a result of the game.In the first incident, a 19 year old lost control at 40mph and rolled his truck, causing three passengers to be thrown from the vehicle.The dim teen had been “hunting Pokemon” when the accident happened - and ended up in casualty.In the second case, a 58-year old woman ended up with a broken pelvis after she swerved to avoid a pedestrian playing the game in the middle of the street.Researcher Professor David Armstrong, from the University of Arizona’s Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance, said: “What we have to figure out as a society and, frankly, as a species, is how to dose these distractions to help make our lives better and not shorter.”The study is published in Oxford Medical Case Reports.Pokemon … [Read more...] about Pokemon Go can KILL – ‘players at greater risk of death by distraction’
Who would have imagined? The shattered transatlantic bond between the United States and the European Union appears to be on its way out of its crisis. The two sides may not be moving towards a hot love affair. But a partnership of convenience is certain to result. New agreements in this sector not only stipulate joint investigative teams to uncover terrorist criminals, but also clarify the extradition of suspected terrorists to the United States. In the case of the latter, the Europeans do not need to fear that the suspects will be sentenced to death or tried before a military tribunal once they are on American soil. This agreement shows that both sides are capable of cooperating while respectfully recognizing the legal tradition of the other, together with its ethical-moral implications. Working together for peace The common efforts to secure peace in the Middle East follow a similar path. Though progression in this conflict is moving more slowly than in the fight against terrorism, … [Read more...] about Opinion: Transatlantic Rapprochement Following EU-U.S. Summit
U.S. Marine Col. B.P. McCoy, a cigar-smoking commander, was in a take-no-prisoners mood on Monday as American forces pushed deep into the heart of Baghdad. "Once we get in amongst them, they are dead meat," McCoy said, between drags on his cigar. "Up until this point, they had a river between them and us. They don't have that any more. We are going to go hunting on the other side, find out where these guys are and kill them." McCoy's Marines were one of two U.S. military forces pressing toward the center of the Iraqi capital on Monday. As the Marines moved in from the southeast, the Army sent more than 100 tanks and armored vehicles into Baghdad. The Army units raided two of Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's presidential palaces, including the main symbol of his 24-year grip on power in Iraq. Television viewers worldwide saw dramatic footage of U.S. troops moving on the Republican Palace compound in Baghdad, during what commanders described as a raid but not an all-out assault to take … [Read more...] about Iraqis Put Up Stiff Fight As U.S. Forces Push Into Baghdad
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Chris Holden does not mince words when he talks about the fate awaiting Iraqi forces defending the regime of Saddam Hussein. "We are going to destroy them," says Holden, a member of the 101st Airborne Division. On Wednesday, the 14th day of the war, U.S. forces accelerated their advance on Baghdad with some soldiers nearing the Iraqi capital after dramatic advances across the Tigris River and past the Shi'ite shrine city of Kerbala. A Reuters correspondent with the U.S. Third Infantry Division said a military source had told him that vanguard units were 19 miles (30 km) from the southern edges of the capital. Forces pushing along the Tigris valley from the southeast were as near as 25 miles (40 km) away, the source said. The two-pronged offensive was the most stunning advance yet in the 14-day-old war to remove Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. "The dagger is clearly pointed at the heart of the Baghdad regime and will continue to be pointed at the heart of that … [Read more...] about U.S. Forces Pressing Drive on Baghdad
Ten Iraqi civilians are planning to press war crimes charges against U.S. General Tommy Franks, the commander of the U.S.-led war in Iraq, the American newspaper the Washington Times reported. The Iraqis, allegedly eyewitnesses and victims of U.S. atrocities, hold coalition forces responsible for numerous crimes, including failing to prevent looting, firing on an ambulance, shooting and injuring Iraqi civilians, causing the deaths of scores of people by bombing a Baghdad marketplace and killing at least ten passengers driving in a civilian bus near the town of Hillah. According to the report, Brussels-based human rights lawyer Jan Fermon, who intends to represent the Iraqis, said the complaint against Franks and other U.S. military officials would be filed in a Belgian court in about two weeks. "U.S. military officials had the authority but did nothing to stop these war crimes from occurring," Fermon told the newspaper. "A military commander is responsible for war crimes … [Read more...] about U.S. Threatened with Iraq War Crimes Trial
One of America’s foremost writers and intellectuals was bestowed with Germany’s highest literary honor at the Frankfurt Book Fair on Sunday. The German Booksellers’ Association, which hands out the annual Peace Prize, hailed Susan Sontag for her "exceptional sense of morality and immorality." She is no diplomat, the association’s director Dieter Schormann said in his address at Frankfurt's Paulskirche, adding that Sontag sees her first duty in speaking the truth. "In a world of false images and distorted truths, she defends the honor of free thought." Sontag’s outspoken opposition to the U.S.-led war in Iraq and its response to the September 11 terrorist attacks has frequently led to sharp criticism in her home country. But the 70 year-old, whose novels, essays and short stories have been translated into more than 30 languages, is generally seen in Germany as the American intellectual par excellence, the public conscience of an arrogant … [Read more...] about Susan Sontag Receives German Peace Prize, Criticizes U.S.