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trending news terminally ill star wars fan rogue one dies
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Neil Hanvey, the terminally ill cancer patient who inspired the hashtag #rogueonewish to get to see the movie before it's release, died Monday in hospice care in England, his family announced.



Hanvey's wife Andrea set up a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for St. Michael's. And shared the following statement:

"On behalf of all our family we would like to thank everyone who has passed on their condolences following Neil's death last night... We would also like to thank the tens of thousands of people who supported the #RogueOneWish campaign. All the messages of love during the past week have given us a great deal of comfort during a very difficult time. We would also like to thank everyone at St. Michael's Hospice, especially Amy Duncan, without whom #RogueOneWish would not have happened. All donations at Neil's funeral will go to the Hospice's Family Support team and will be used to fund work with children and young people."



Rest in peace, Neil Hanvey.

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The people attending this show probably didn't ask to have a stranger's remains dumped on them but you have to admit, it's pretty metal. Metal band Behemoth (seen in the video) scattered the ashes of a fan named Nick in to the mosh pit at their concert. A few days later, a band called Dying Fetus did the same during one of Nick's favorite songs. The fan who posted this video explained a little more about why this came to be in the video description:

I take nick's ashes with me every show that i go to so that he is there with me and at shows that he's missing out on. i love you nick. thank you so much Adam Nergal for doing this i couldn't have been happier. i appreciate this more then you know.



game of thrones the beatles george rr martin Everyone Relax! George R.R. Martin Did Not Die
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You may have heard that the Beatles' former manager, George Martin, died recently. A lot of people saw that and thought that George R.R. Martin had died. 


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Even a news outlet got confused. 


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But the record has been set straight and we all know now that George R. R. Martin, the author of the Game of Thrones TV show and novel series, is totally still alive. 

Except this guy...


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He's... probably still a little confused. 

sad celebrity death Friends of R2-D2 Creator Tony Dyson Are Raising Money for His Funereal
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Tony Dyson, known best as the creator of R2-D2, recently passed away in his home in Malta. Now his friends have started a crowdfunding campaign to cover the costs of his funeral services. The GoFundMe page explains:

Sadly, as wonderfully savvy he was with creating, money wasn't one of his strong suits. As the people who love him dearly, we are trying to make his arrangements. His wish was to be donated to science, because he wanted those to look into his brilliant brain. Sadly, due to the circumstances surrounding his death (he died alone in his apartment of natural causes), he wasn't found quickly enough to have this happen.  We believe his next wish was to be cremated. We have gotten an invoice for this to happen, and the cost in US Dollars is close to $8000. Needless to say, this is more money than most of his friends have on hand.Malta does not do cremation, so his body has to be shipped to his home country, England.  This is the major expense and why it is so costly. 


So far, the page has raised $3,600 of it's $7,000 goal. 

meteor death science Against All Odds, One Very Unlucky Man Became the First Person to Die by Meteorite Against All Odds, One Very Unlucky Man Became the First Person to Die by Meteorite
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Death by meteorite is a very, very uncommon way to go. Most objects from space disintegrate while entering the Earth's atmosphere. A man in Tamil Nadu, India may be the first person to actually be killed by a falling meteorite in at least 200 years, according to NDTV. Scientists are still analyzing the scrap of material that is believed to be the meteorite for confirmation.  The explosion from the impact also shattered windows in a nearby school building but everyone inside remained unhurt. 



A similar thing happened in Russia in 2013 and it was caught on film. You can see the meteor streaking through the sky on its way to strike a building. 

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Natalie Cole, the renowned R&B and pop singer who won a grammy for her performance with her father, Nat "King" Cole, passed away at 65. She struggled through drug and health problems in her more recent years, and died due to complications from various health issues.

She died late Thursday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to a family statement. Our hearts go out to her loved ones. May she rest in peace.

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First off, this video contains graphic material.

Pretty much blood comes pouring out the front of an elevator on a cruise ship not so fittingly named, 'Ecstasy,' and the whole time you're kind of waiting for Jack Nicholson to jump out front the camera with a gleeful devilish grin on his face as he howls, "Here's Johnnnny"

No such luck. Our hearts go out to the recently deceased electrician Jose Sandoval Opazo. The cruise line company's offered to pay for the family's counseling sessions, but honestly what about the therapy anyone's going to need after seeing this video?

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