Tom Petty Rushed To Hospital After Heart Attack, Taken Off Life Support

first_imgUPDATE #3: UPDATE: While many major news outlets have announced that Tom Petty has passed away based on a report from CBS News, the LAPD has since announced that they cannot confirm that Petty has died, conflicting the story’s initial source.UPDATE #2: CBS News confirms that Tom Petty passed away today, at the age of 66. UPDATE #1: TMZ: We’re told after Tom Petty got to the hospital he had no brain activity and a decision was made to pull life support.Iconic rock and roll singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Tom Petty was reportedly rushed to the hospital last night after he was found unconscious, not breathing, and in full cardiac arrest. Petty’s health scare was first reported by TMZ, who say that the information was confirmed to them by local law enforcement officials.As TMZ reports, “EMTs rushed to his Malibu home and were able to get a pulse. He was rushed to the UCLA Santa Monica Hospital and our sources say he was put on life support. Petty’s condition is unknown but was critical from the moment he was found [on Sunday night].”TMZ has also reported having been in touch with numerous people from Petty’s camp, who were “clearly upset but not talking.”Petty, aged 66, broke out as a pop/rock star with his band, The Heartbreakers, following their hit song “Breakdown,” the first of many from Petty and his band over the years.Tom Petty has been touring extensively with The Heartbreakers all year, most recently on September 25th at The Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, CA.The latest news from CBS Los Angeles states that Petty is currently on life support. Please join us in sending your thoughts and prayers to Tom Petty’s family and friends during this terrible time. We love you, Tom![Cover photo via Billboard]last_img read more

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Aretha Franklin, The Queen Of Soul, Has Passed Away

first_imgThe 76-year-old legend performed her last public performance at Philadelphia’s Mann Center in August of 2017, and her final performance was for the Elton John AIDS Foundation in New York in November of the same year.Few souls will ever be as long-lasting as Aretha Franklin. The world will miss her greatly.Aretha Franklin – “I Say A Little Prayer”,In 2010, Aretha Franklin was diagnosed with cancer. The “Respect”, “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”, “Spanish Harlem” and “Think” singer/songwriter continued to work through it as much as she could, before officially announcing her retirement in February of 2017. In an interview with Detroit WDIV Local 4, when she announced her retirement, she expressed: “I feel very, very enriched and satisfied with respect to where my career came from, and where it is now… I’ll be pretty much satisfied, but I’m not going to go anywhere and just sit down and do nothing. That wouldn’t be good either.”,The 76-year-old legend performed her last public performance at Philadelphia’s Mann Center in August of 2017, and her final performance was for the Elton John AIDS Foundation in New York in November of the same year.Few souls will ever be as long-lasting as Aretha Franklin. The world will miss her greatly.Aretha Franklin – “I Say A Little Prayer” Aretha Franklin has passed away at the age of 76. According to Publicist Gwendolyn Quinn, the “Queen of Soul” died Thursday morning at 9:50 a.m. at her home in Detroit. In the Associated Press, the statement confirms: “Franklin’s official cause of death was due to advance pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type, which was confirmed by Franklin’s oncologist, Dr. Philip Phillips of Karmanos Cancer Institute.”The family responded: “In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our heart. We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family. The love she had for her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins knew no bounds.”They continued, “We have been deeply touched by the incredible outpouring of love and support we have received from close friends, supporters and fans all around the world. Thank you for your compassion and prayers. We have felt your love for Aretha and it brings us comfort to know that her legacy will live on. As we grieve, we ask that you respect our privacy during this difficult time.”On Monday of this week, reports began to spread that Aretha Franklin was “gravely ill” in hospice care, surrounded by family and friends who were asking for prayers and privacy in Detroit.In 2010, Aretha Franklin was diagnosed with cancer. The “Respect”, “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”, “Spanish Harlem” and “Think” singer/songwriter continued to work through it as much as she could, before officially announcing her retirement in February of 2017. In an interview with Detroit WDIV Local 4, when she announced her retirement, she expressed: “I feel very, very enriched and satisfied with respect to where my career came from, and where it is now… I’ll be pretty much satisfied, but I’m not going to go anywhere and just sit down and do nothing. That wouldn’t be good either.”last_img read more

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Middle Island Crash Leaves Man Dead

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 30-year-old Bay Shore man was killed when he crashed his car into a utility pole in Middle Island on Thursday afternoon.Suffolk County police said Timothy Melia was driving a Hyundai Santa Fe eastbound on East Bartlett Road when he failed to negotiate a turn in the road, hit a pole and the car flipped on its side in a wooded marshy area at 4:20 p.m.The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity was not immediately released.Seventh Squad detectives impounded the vehicle, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on the crash to call them at 631-852-8752.last_img

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CR7 becomes first footballer billionaire

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo continues to shatter records during his trophy-laden playing career – and the Juventus talisman is now the first footballer to reach $1 billion in earnings.The 35-year-old forward has earned $105 million (£82.6 million) before taxes and fees over the past year which sees him occupy fourth spot, behind Kylie Jenner, Kanye West and Roger Federer, on the 2020 Forbes Celebrity 100. Ronaldo’s exorbitant income has also allowed him to edge one place above rival Lionel Messi and he becomes just the third athlete to reach the milestone while still playing.Tiger Woods and Floyd Mayweather are the other two household names to have matched his achievement, but Portuguese icon Ronaldo has now set the standard for footballers across the world.He is the first star to hit the $1 billion mark in a team sport, and has made an eye-watering $650 million (£511 million) on the field alone during his 17 years as a professional player.According to Forbes, he is even expected to reach $765 million (£602 million) for his career salary at the end of his current Juventus deal, which expires in June 2022.Barcelona superstar Messi, in comparison, has earned a grand total of $605 million (£475 million) from his various pay packets since 2005. According to Sporting Intelligence’s Nick Harris, whose company ranks worldwide teams according to their total salary expense, Ronaldo is undoubtably “box office”.He added: “Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the greatest players of all time, in the world’s most popular sport, in an era when football has never been so rich.”The rivalry between Ronaldo and Messi in LaLiga has ensured both players are the perfect clients for a host of companies seeking to sponsor them – but it is the former who boasts the greater success in the boardroom.Ronaldo is managed by super agent Jorge Mendes, and the former Manchester United and Real Madrid star has amassed an ever-increasing following on social media.He became the first person with 200m followers on Instagram in January, and his total fandom across Facebook, Twitter and the photo sharing app amounts to $427 million. The supremely marketable athlete is paid more than $20 million (£15 million) annually by Nike, and signed a lifetime deal with the world-renowned brand in 2016.Further deals with Clear shampoo, Herbalife HLF and pharmaceutical maker Abbott brings Ronaldo’s overall endorsement total to $45 million (£35 million).Forbes believes that Ronaldo Inc. is part of a trademark that collects a quarter of his endorsement income in a year.The former Sporting Lisbon prodigy also formed a partnership with Pestana Hotel Group in 2015, and has become heavily involved with a series of gyms alongside Crunch Fitness.RelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Juve’s Pirlo gamble makes new Serie A season the most open for years Pirlo bags UEFA coaching badge Most recently, Ronaldo posted a seven-step workout tutorial for his followers during lockdown with Crunch.Tags: BillionaireCristiano RonaldoFinancesForbesJuventuslast_img read more

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Willie Mullins takes the feature at Fairyhouse

first_imgThe feature at 1.55 – was won by no.2 Morning Run 4/5 f2.30 – won by no.11 Hostile Fire 3/13.05 – won by no.16 Velvet Maker 4/5 f3.40 – won by no.2 Missyspet 7/14.15 – won by no.2 Whistle Dixie 8/11 f Today’s winners from Fairyhouse saw the: 12.50 – won by no.7 Los Amigos 7/21.20 – won by no.9 Mr Shankly 13/2last_img

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