Archive for the ‘Obituaries’ Category

Andy Whitfield dies of Lymphoma Cancer at 39

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 413 views

Andy Whitfield, Lymphoma CancerAndy Whitfield, who played the title part in the hit cable series “Spartacus: Blood and Sand,” has died at age 39, according to representatives and family members. Whitfield died Sunday in Sydney, Australia, 18 months after he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (lymphoma cancer), manager Sam Maydew told the Associated Press.

Andy Whitfield – who was born in Wales and moved to Australia in 1999 – was a virtual unknown when he was cast since the legendary Thracian slave in “Spartacus,” a role made well-known by Kirk Douglas within the 1960 Stanley Kubrick film. Whitfield appeared in all 13 episodes with the initial season that aired in 2010, and was preparing to shoot the second when he was diagnosed with lymphoma cancer.

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What is lymphoma cancer ?

According to MayoClinic, Lymphoma (Hodgkin’s Disease and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma) is cancer that originates in your lymphatic system, the disease-fighting network spread throughout your body. In non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, tumors develop from lymphocytes — a type of white blood cell. Many different subtypes of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma exist. The most common non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma subtypes include diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and follicular lymphoma.

lymphoma cancer symptoms

Signs and symptoms of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma may include:

  • Swollen lymph nodes in your neck, armpit or groin
  • Abdominal pain or swelling
  • Chest pain, coughing or trouble breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Night sweats
  • Weight loss

New info about Russell Armstrong Suicide

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011 513 views

russell armstrongNew info continues to be revealed regarding the existence of Russell Armstrong, the estranged ex-husband of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong, the day following he committed suicide by hanging. Based on attorney Ronald Richards, Russell had been staying at a friend’s residence as a result of main financial issues.

His credit cards weren’t working,” Richards told TMZ. “He was also extremely bummed out about the divorce with Taylor. As far as a will, even if he does have a will, they don’t have any assets, so I’m not sure what there would be left to leave. I am extremely saddened… I had no idea he was depressed.

There was no suicide, and no drugs or alcohol discovered in the scene.

Armstrong’s fellow Real Housewives like Dana Wilkey, Camille Grammer, Adrienne Maloof and Gretchen Rossi have also expressed their shock and remorse.

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Amy Winehouse Cause of Death

Monday, July 25th, 2011 709 views

Amy Winehouse was found dead in her London flat on Saturday. Police have not identified the cause of her death, but Winehouse publically battled with drugs and alcohol, and police reports indicate she fought her ultimate battle.

The 27-year-old troubled singer allegedly acquired drugs from a supplier in Camden just right after 10:30 p.m. on Friday, noted the Daily Mail. Winehouse was observed purchasing cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, ketamine, and possibly heroin, explained a resource of the People.

Many media shops declare that she was drinking seriously in her ultimate hours, causing a deadly concoction of drugs and alcohol.

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What is Ketamine?

According to DrugFree.Org, Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic developed in 1963 to replace PCP and currently used in human anesthesia and veterinary medicine. Much of the ketamine sold on the street has been diverted from veterinarians’ offices. Ketamine’s chemical structure and mechanism of action are similar to those of PCP.