|Thurs, May 02, 2013 at 6:23 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
The passing of Kris Kross rapper Chris Kelly shocked the hip-hop community because it only seemed like yesterday when the teenage duo, who wore there pants backwards hit the national scene. Immediately after the announcement on Chris Kelly passing many assumed it was due to his recent reported health illness. However, today TMZ is reported the death is due to lethal combination of "Heroin and Speed".
I will not be too quick to pass of TMZ accusation or story as credible. Remember, this is the same media outlet reporting Lil Wayne was being given his 'Last Rites'. But, here is what is being reported:
11:22 AM PT - A rep for the Fulton County Medical Examiner tells TMZ, the autopsy has been completed and there were no signs of trauma or foul play. The cause of death will be determined by the complete toxicology report in 3-4 weeks.
"Kris Kross" rapper Chris Kelly had been using a combination of cocaine and heroin the night before his death, this according to the police report obtained by TMZ. According to the report, paramedics initially responded to Kelly's Atlanta home around 3 PM EST - after his mother called 911 asking for medical assistance. When help arrived, paramedics found 34-year-old Kelly lying on the living room couch - unresponsive and with "no life signs." The medics attempted to revive Kelly, to no avail. Kelly was immediately transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead a few hours later. After the death, cops spoke with Donna Kelly Pratt - Chris' mother - who told police ... the night before Kelly's medical emergency, he had taken a mixture of heroin and cocaine - commonly known as "speedballs."Donna told police she had personally taken Kelly home to recover from the drug use ... just as she had done several times before. Donna told cops Kelly had felt nauseous all morning before passing out.
|Mon, August 23, 2010 at 10:39 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
NEW YORK - "American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino said she intended to take her own life when she overdosed on aspirin and sleeping pills two weeks ago, according to a TV interview released on Monday.
"I didn't have any fight in me. I didn't care about anything. I just wanted out," the "American Idol" winner, 26, told U.S. cable channel VH1 in an interview to be aired on Tuesday. Celebrity magazine website People.com ran advance excerpts on Monday.
The R&B singer, who won the TV singing contest in 2004, took an overdose after being named in divorce papers filed by the wife of her long-time boyfriend and was overwhelmed by media attention.
"I just sat in the closet and looked at the mirror and took all the pills in the bottle," Fantasia said in the interview. "I wanted to go to sleep and just be at peace. I knew exactly what I was doing. You can't accidentally take a whole bottle of pills."
She thanked the nurse that helped her after her overdose, saying she had been "a blessing."
Fantasia was taken to a North Carolina hospital after overdosing and released several days later. She issued a statement saying she was "heartbroken" over the relationship and sorry for any pain she had caused.
She releases her third album, Back to Me, on Tuesday.
|Thurs, August 12, 2010 at 10:03 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
LOS ANGELES - American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino has been released from a North Carolina hospital after overdosing on aspirin and sleeping pills earlier this week, her manager said.
"She has been lifted up by the outpouring of love and support from her fans" Brian Dickens told Reuters after the singer was released on Wednesday.
"She is more committed than ever to her daughter and her work because they are her heart, her soul and inspiration."
The R&B singer, who won the TV singing contest in 2004, took an overdose after being named in divorce papers filed by the wife of her long-time boyfriend. Paula Cook also said she believed her husband Antwuan and Fantasia had made a sex tape.
Fantasia's manager later said she was "heartbroken and is sorry for any pain she may have caused."
Her third album, Back to Me, debuts on August 24 and a second season of her reality TV show Fantasia for Real, about her career and her personal life, kicks off later this year.
|Tue, August 10, 2010 at 4:02 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – "American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino overdosed on aspirin and sleeping pills after finding herself in the middle of an ugly divorce involving a married man, celebrity website TMZ reported on Tuesday.
Fantasia, 26, a single mom who won the popular TV singing contest in 2004, was hospitalized in North Carolina on Monday but is stable and is expected to be released soon, her manager said in a statement to TMZ.
The R&B singer was named earlier this week in divorce papers filed by the wife of her long-time boyfriend. Paula Cook also said she believed her husband Antwuan and Fantasia had made a sex tape.
"Yesterday, she was totally overwhelmed by the lawsuit and the media attention. Last night, Fantasia was hospitalized. She took an overdose of aspirin and a sleep aid," the statement to TMZ said.
"Fantasia is heartbroken and is sorry for any pain she may have caused," it added, calling her a "fighter and a survivor."
Fantasia failed to find the success enjoyed by the likes of fellow "American Idol" winners Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood, but she won critical acclaim on Broadway in 2007 playing the lead in the musical "The Color Purple."
Her third album, "Back to Me", debuts on August 24 and a second season of her reality TV show "Fantasia for Real", about her career and her personal life, kicks off later this year.
(Reporting by Carolina Madrid;Editing by Jill Serjeant)
|Wed, March 10, 2010 at 12:00 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
LOS ANGELES -- Actor Corey Haim has died at the age of 38, the Los Angeles Police Department has confirmed to KTLA.
Haim died at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday of an apparent accidental overdose, according to the LAPD's North Hollywood Division.
He was found unresponsive at an Oakwood apartment, near Burbank, police said.
His mother was at the home at the time.
The actor, who has struggled with drug addiction, was pronounced dead Providence St. Joseph's Medical Center in Burbank, police said.
Haim was a teen heartthrob in the 80s and appeared in several movies, including "The Lost Boys" along with fellow teen idol Corey Feldman.