Twitter Mourns XXXTentacion After Shooting Death in Miami

When news broke that rapper XXXTentacion had been shot in Florida, folks rushed to social media to find more information about the reported shooting.

According to reports, the 20-year-old (real name: Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy), was shopping for motorcycles in Deerfield Beach in Broward County, FL Monday afternoon (Jun. 18). As he was leaving the motorcycle dealer, a gunman ran up to his car and shot him before fleeing the scene.

Eyewitnesses recorded video footage immediately after the shooting showing the rapper lifeless in his car. Witnesses described him having “no pulse.” He was rushed to the hospital as a “Level 1” trauma patient and was described as “comatose.” XXX was officially pronounced dead around 5:40 p.m.

Not too long after it was announced that XXX had died, fans of the rapper and members of the Hip Hop community, including rappers Kanye West and J. Cole, quickly flooded Twitter with tributes, sparking a number of trending topics, such as “RIP XXX” and “Damn XXX.”

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Rapper XXXTentacion Shot & Killed in Florida?! Video Shows Him Lifeless in Car

Rapper XXXTentacion was just shot in Florida, and he may have been killed.

According to TMZ, the 20-year-old was shopping for motorcycles in Miami on Monday afternoon (Jun. 18), and as he was leaving the motorcycle dealer, a man with a gun ran up to his car and shot him.

Eyewitnesses on the scene recorded video footage immediately after the shooting showing the rapper, who appears to be lifeless in his car. His condition isn’t known at the moment, but TMZ’s report notes that the witnesses say “has no pulse.”

This is a developing story… check back for details.

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Anthony Bourdain Reportedly Cremated in France, Ashes Will Be Flown to U.S.

Anthony Bourdain has been cremated in France, and his ashes will be flown to the United States on Friday (Jun. 15), according to a new report from People Magazine.

The 61-year-old chef, TV host and author was found dead of suicide in his hotel room in Kayserberg, France last Friday (Jun. 8) while he was in the country shooting an upcoming episode of his CNN show Parts Unknown with his close friend, French-born chef Eric Ripert.

According to CNN, Ripert was the one who found Bourdain dead. French officials said Bourdain committed suicide by hanging himself with the belt from his bathrobe.

French prosecutor Christian de Rocquigny said there was no evidence of foul play or violence involved in the celebrity chef’s death, and a medical expert did not find any signs of violence on Bourdain’s body. “Nothing suggested the involvement of a third person,” Rocquigny said.

Toxicology tests will be performed to determine is Bourdain was under the influence of any drugs or alcohol when he died.

Anthony Bourdain is survived by his mother, Gladys Bourdain, his brother, Christopher Bourdain, his 11-year-old daughter, Ariane Bourdain, his estranged wife Ottavia Busia, and his girlfriend Asia Argento.

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How Did the TV Actor Die?

Jackson Odell—a songwriter and former teen actor best known for his roles on TV shows “iCarly” and “The Goldbergs”—has died at the age of 20 years old.

According to TMZ, Odell “was found unresponsive in a sober living home” in the San Fernando Valley in California, and “there were no signs of foul play.”

As for his cause of death, that has yet to be determined, however, since he was found dead in a sober living home, it is assumed he died as the result of a drug or alcohol overdose.

Jackson’s family said in a statement: “The Odell family has lost our beloved son and brother, Jackson Odell. He will always be a shining light and a brilliant, loving and talented soul. He had so much more to share. Our family will always carry that truth forward. Our wish is that the rest of the world does as well. We are now going to try to make sense of our immeasurable loss privately.”

Odell had been acting since he was 12 years old and his credits included a recurring role on the ABC sitcom The Goldbergs as popular student Ari Caldwell. He also appeared in several episodes of the Nickelodeon comedy iCarly, and was featured in two episodes of the hit ABC series Modern Family as Ted Durkas. Jackson also landed a big screen role in the 2011 children’s movie “Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer.”

In addition to acting, Jackson was also successful singer/songwriter. Most recently, he had written several songs for the soundtrack of the 2018 movie “Forever Your Girl,” including the Lauren Alaina hit “Wings of an Angel.”

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Chicago YouTube Vlogger Killed in Drive By Shooting

3Zachary Stoner had a popular YouTube channel called “ZackTV” (aka “The Hood CNN”) with over 170,000 subscribers where he interviewed and promoted up-and-coming Chicago rappers. He also interviewed friends of Kenneka Jenkins, the young woman who was found dead in a hotel freezer.

Zachary Stoner was known for interviewing and promoting a number of up-and-coming Chicago rappers via his “ZackTV” YouTube channel, which boasted over 170,000 subscribers and featured thousands of videos, some with millions of views. He also interviewed Chicago gang members and highlighted the city’s infamous gun violence problem.

Stoner was credited with giving some of Chicago’s most controversial artists their first on-camera exposure, including then-teenage drill music pioneer Chief Keef. He also posted clips showing young men from rival gangs flashing guns and threatening each other.

Stoner described himself on Twitter, where had had over 14K followers, as the “best interviewer in the world” who took his faith in God and his camera to “some of the dangerous hoods in America.”

Eerily, one of his last tweets posted just hours before his murder was a tongue-in-cheek reference to the “death” of rapper Drake as a result of his beef with Pusha T.

ZackTV said in an April interview with the Chicago Defender that he wanted to show an alternative view of Chicago and its residents with his YouTube channel, which was often nicknamed the “Hood CNN.”

“I wanted to show the world the other side of Chicago. Back when I was growing up, we had Common and Kanye West. Those are great brothers and great entertainers, but I didn’t think they represented Chicago the way that I’ve seen Chicago,” Stoner said. “I wanted to show the world what the other side of Chicago looks like … our culture—the way we dress, what we eat, how we talk, how we walk.”

The Defender wrote that Stoner “documents what others neglect and repeatedly interviews personalities who many had hoped would never grace a camera. His videos are not fluffy, glitzy, and sentimental documentary shorts; on the contrary, they are more like visceral punches to the gut that can leave you either inspired for change or disturbed by reality.”

“A lot of people respect what I do. I’m the ‘Hood CNN,’” Stoner told The Defender. “A news station is one-sided. They’ll get your full interview, but they will cut and edit and put whatever they want out. Whatever you say to me will get put out in full no matter if it’s positive or negative. I show both sides.”

Two of ZackTV’s most popular interviews were with friends of Kenneka Jenkins, the young woman was who became the subject of a viral story and public investigation after she was found dead in a freezer at a Chicago hotel.

In one interview, Zack spoke with Jenkins’ friend Irene Roberts, who also went viral on social media in connection with the case after her Facebook Live video showing the hotel party was dissected by internet sleuths in an effort to determine what happened to Jenkins.

Another interview was with two men who were also at the hotel party before Jenkins was found dead. Both interviews were published in November 2017, two months after Kenneka’s death, which was ultimately ruled an accident.

Just three days before Stoner’s murder, Jenkins was remembered on Sunday (May 27) during a tribute at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois where she died. The celebration of life marked what would have been the Chicago teen’s 20th birthday, ABC7 reported.

ZackTV’s most recent interview was posted on Sunday (May 27), featuring Drake of Chiraq discussing the recent shooting death of Chicago rapper Mubu Krump and King Yella being in federal prison.

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News Anchor & Photojournalist Killed After Tree Falls on Them

A local newsroom is in mourning today after losing two of their beloved crew members. WYFF News 4 anchor Mike McCormick and News 4 photojournalist Aaron Smeltzer died Monday (May 28) after a tree fell on their SUV.

According to WYFF 4, the tragic accident happened on Highway 176 in Polk County, North Carolina while the two were covering the rain impact in the area from Subtropical Storm Alberto, which has brought a lot of showers to the southeastern region of the U.S.

WYFF News 4 covers news in the Upstate of South Carolina and its surrounding regions, including some parts of North Carolina. Mike McCormick came to South Carolina from Arkansas, where he was a reporter and fill-in anchor at one of WYFF’s sister stations, KHBS/KHOG, for nearly three years.

Mike joined WYFF News 4 in April 2007 as a reporter in their Spartanburg newsroom, and he’s also been a weekend TV anchor for WYFF 4 since 2014. He graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in broadcast journalism and theater arts.

Aaron Smeltzer was the photographer for WYFF News 4’s Spartanburg newsroom. He joined the WYFF family in February of this year after shooting news for more than a decade in the Upstate South Carolina region. Aaron is originally from Tazewell, Virginia and graduated from Radford University with a degree in broadcast video communications.

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“Deadliest Catch” Star Blake Painter Dead at 38

Sad news for fans of the show “Deadliest Catch.” Blake Painter, one of the featured fisherman on the series, was found dead in his Oregon home. He was 38 years old.

According to TMZ, Painter—who appeared on the second and third seasons of the hit Discovery Channel show—had been deceased for days before police discovered his body at his home on Friday (May 25).

A friend of Painter’s had reportedly become concerned after not hearing from him for a few days, so he called the police to do a wellness check. After gaining entry into his home, they determined Painter had been dead for “several days.”

As of this writing, there was no reported cause of death for Painter, however, investigators found prescription pills at the scene.

Local law enforcement officials released a statement saying that they didn’t find any evidence of foul play, but they weren’t ruling out the possibility of suicide. Authorities said an autopsy and toxicology test will be done to determine Painter’s official cause of death.

Blake Painter, who was considered an expert crab fisherman, was the captain of the F/V Maverick boat on “Deadliest Catch.” He appeared in season 3 for several episodes before deciding to leave the show.

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