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Love Island star Sophie Gradon died by suicide, an inquest has ruled.

The body of the 32-year-old was found at her parent’s home on June 20, 2018.

And after almost a year, an inquest held at Howard House in North Shields stated no third party was involved in her death. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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It was ruled that Sophie had taken n cocaine and alcohol before her death, according to Senior Coroner for Northumberland South, Eric Armstrong. 

He issued a warning to others stating that the combination of drink and drugs made people more likely to harm themselves.

It was also reported that  Sophie's parents weren't at the inquest to learn more of her death. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She was found by her boyfriend Aaron Armstrong and his brother Ryan.

Tragically, only 20 days after her death Aaron was also found dead.

His cause of death was confirmed as suicide. 

Our thoughts are with her family and friends. 

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Pete Davidson, comedian and former fiancé of Ariana Grande, has returned to the stand-up circuit and things haven't exactly gone as planned.

He has continued to make appearances on Saturday Night Live, and his shows have gone relatively well all things considered. However, he ran into trouble last night with an insensitive heckler.

During his set at the South Orange Performing Arts Center in New Jersey, the 25-year-old comedian was in the middle of a joke, and said, “My friend died in my apartment,” when a fan yelled out "Mac Miller"?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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recording obtained by TMZ hears Davidson immediately halting the show and asking, “Who’s that guy? We’re getting him out.” The room went silent as the SNL star urged the audience to point the heckler out.

He referred to the man who shouted the tasteless gag as a “f*ck-face," before threatening to leave the venue if the heckler wasn't kicked out.  “I will not continue until that kid is gone,” Davidson said in the clip. “Find him.”

His ex-fiancé Ariana Grande dated Mac Miller for years, before splitting with the rapper and he subsequently died of a drug overdose last September.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"I'll leave," Davidson can be heard saying. "So if you want the show continue, call out the person who did it, get him the f*** out. I don't deal with that s**t. This show is just for fun, so I'm not going to have that s**t at my show."

His comments were met by applause after the heckler was kicked out of the venue. Davidson has performed a number of stand-up shows in New York since the start of the year, but clearly has zero time for bullsh*t about his personal life.

Grande split from the 25-year-old in October, and paid tribute to ex-boyfriend Miller on her new album thank u, next and also thanked Davidson for his patience as she dealt with the trauma from Miller's death.

Feature image: Instagram/@petedavidsons/@macmillerdivine

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Jameela Jamil doesn't hold anything back when it comes to body-shaming, and abuse in the entertainment industry.

She has become renowned for her comments blasting the Kardashians for endorsing weight-loss products, and also is on a campaign attempting to ban airbrushing and photoshop.

The Good Place actress has now opened up about her feelings regarding designer Karl Lagerfeld, who passed away yesterday aged 85.

Jamil re-tweeted an article entitled Stop Mourning Oppressors: Anti-Condolences for Karl Lagerfeld by Lara Witt, expressing disdain for those who are sharing grief about the controversial designer.

"I’m glad somebody said it. Even if it is a little soon. A ruthless, fat-phobic misogynist shouldn’t be posted all over the internet as a saint gone-too-soon. Talented for sure, but not the best person," she wrote.

Chanel confirmed yesterday that the iconic German visionary had died. Lagerfeld worked as creative director of Fendi, Chanel and K by Karl Lagerfeld simultaneously until his death.

Lagerfeld was renowned globally for his acerbic wit, though some of his comments embroiled him in controversies, particularly those involving weight loss and #MeToo.

He was known for calling Adele "a little too fat", and said of Pippa Middleton; “I don’t like the sister’s face. She should only show her back.” Wow…

Of Princess Diana, he said in a 2006 interview; “She was pretty and she was sweet, but she was stupid." As if that wasn't bad enough, he then got political. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Two years ago on a French TV show, he blamed German Chancellor Angela Merkel for the migrant crisis and invoked the Holocaust.

The Guardian wrote that he quoted; “One cannot – even if there are decades between them – kill millions of Jews so you can bring millions of their worst enemies in their place.” Oh God…

He then targeted legendary actress Meryl Streep, claiming she had specially ordered a Chanel dress to wear to the Oscars, but changed her mind when a different designer offered her a dress. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Meryl completely disputes this, and Chanel doesn’t pay actresses to wear their fashions on the red carpet, despite the fact that many designers in the industry do.

When he was asked about Streep, he said, “A genius actress, but cheapness also, no?” Meryl responded, saying; "Karl Lagerfeld, a prominent designer, defamed me, my stylist, and the illustrious designer whose dress I chose to wear, in an important industry publication. 

"That publication printed this defamation, unchecked." Don't hold back, gal.

Lagerfeld also told a German magazine that he will only hire thin models for his runway shows because “no one wants to see curvy women”.

When asked to comment on model victims of sexual harassment, said: “If you don’t want your pants pulled about, don’t become a model! Join a nunnery." Oh Karl…

Jameela Jamil's reponse to his death has caused some social media users to claim she has a lack of respect for the dead and condemned him too quickly.

“Seriously let’s have some respect for his death keep your opinion at least respectful at this time,” wrote one person. Others showed their support for the actress;

Others claim that she dragged his name too soon, and his family are only beginning to mourn;

“Regardless if your opinion is right or wrong, a lot of people seem to have liked and respected this person. Do you think it would be more respectful to voice your opinion after hes been mourned by friends and family?” wrote another user.

Jamil responded with another, succinct tweet;

She wrote, "Gonna write an essay about this instead of trying to put my thoughts on this into a tweet. How problematic the industry has been for girls is too complex for this."

We look forward to reading this essay, as the issue is definitely a complicated one. Do you agree with Jameela, or think it was too soon?

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News hit yesterday that the iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, the prolific creative director of Chanel and formerly Fendi, had passed away aged 85.

Tributes poured in from celebrities and members of the fashion industry alike, but the question on everyone's lips was; "What will become of his beloved pet cat, Choupette?"

Last year, the eccentric and controversial designer said that his cat would be one of the heirs to his $200 million fortune.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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A statement from The House of Karl Lagerfeld confirmed his death, having died in a Parisian hospital after being admitted on Monday night, according to French news site Pure People.

While the cause of death is not yet known, French newspaper Le Figaro reported that Lagerfeld had been "weak for many weeks."

He was juggling work as the creative director of Chanel, Fendi and his own brand, Karl Lagerfeld at the time of his death, but last April he told Numéro that he'd had "every test under the sun and they can't find anything wrong,"

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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He went into great detail about what he would want for his funeral, and who would inherit his fortune, which was reported to be around $200 million when he died (€170,000)

"There will be no burial. I'd rather die," Lagerfeld said of his funeral. "I've asked to be cremated and for my ashes to dispersed with those of my mother … and those of Choupette, if she dies before me."

He was asked whether Choupette would inherit his fortune, and he answered; "Among others, yes. Don't worry, there is enough for everyone."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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He told CNN back in 2013 that: "There is no marriage, yet, for human beings and animals … I never thought I would fall in love like this with a cat."

Choupette had an entire fashion collection dedicated and created for her, called Choupette in Love. Her eyes were even the inspiration for a Chanel haute couture collection, the dazzling blue having enraptured Lagerfeld.

A book titled Choupette: The Private Life of a High-Flying Cat was published in 2014, and she apparently earns $4 million a year after appearing in ad campaigns for Shu Uemura and German car company Vauxhall.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Lagerfeld once told Harper's Bazaar that Choupette had two maids, was cared for by his driver, and ate and drank out of dishes made by Goyard, a Parisian luxury goods maker best known for its handbags.

"She has one for water, one for her little croquette, and one for her pâté," he said in 2012, also mentioning that two maids monitored her day, including "two daily brushings." He also told Numéro that Choupette dined with him.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"Now she's an adult she dines with me. She sits opposite me and eats what she has to eat. Before she might have attacked any old prawn, but now she will only touch the four different dishes prepared for her on that day, served in fabulous bowls."

No one knows yet who will take care of Choupette now that her dad has passed on, but she's sure to be pampered for the rest of her days.

Feature image: Evening Standard

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Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld had died this morning, it has been confirmed.

The designer was known for his work as longtime creative director of both Chanel and Fendi, as well as his own label.

Sky News reported that the 85-year-old was taken to the American Hospital in Paris on Monday and died today.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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He had missed a number of fashion shows due to ill health and in January, he skipped his final bow at Chanel's Paris Fashion Week show.

Karl began his career as an assistant to Pierre Balmain in 1955 and joined Fendi in 1967 before joining Chanel in 1983.

His cause of death has not yet been released. 

Our thoughts are with his nearest and dearest at this time. 

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There's being horny, and then there's faking your own death to pursue said horniness and sexual urges. I mean, Valentine's Day is tomorrow so maybe take notes if you're in this lady's boat.

Seems extreme? According to the Guardiana nun named Joan of Leeds faked her death to escape a convent after she decided the celibate life didn't quite suit her, back in 1318. Now THAT'S a boss b*tch.

A team of researchers at the University of York found Joan's story in the margins of a register in a Latin note scribed by Archbishop William Melton, who wrote about the "scandalous rumour". 

Melton elaborated on Joan's incredible story, saying that she, “impudently cast aside the propriety of religion and the modesty of her sex."

“Out of a malicious mind simulating a bodily illness, she pretended to be dead… crafted a dummy in the likeness of her body in order to mislead the devoted faithful and she had no shame in procuring its burial in a sacred space amongst the religious of that place”

Archbishop Melton was entirely shooketh by her behaviour, claiming that her actions were "cunning” and “nefarious.” Yikes.

So she faked a disease, buried a dummy which looked the image of her, and escaped the convent to fornicate and spread her wild oats. That's not all, folks…

Melton's notes on her faked death continued; “Seduced by indecency, she involved herself irreverently and perverted her path of life arrogantly to the way of carnal lust and away from poverty and obedience."

“Having broken her vows and discarded the religious habit, she now wanders at large to the notorious peril to her soul and to the scandal of all of her order.” She swapped poverty and total obedience for some decent coitus and one-night-stands with medieval f*ckboys, basically.

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Actor Albert Finney has passed away aged 82, his family has confirmed.

The British actor was best known for his role in 1982's Annie, in which he portrayed Daddy Warbucks, an iconic role in a beloved childhood classic.

It was reported that ''Albert Finney, aged 82, passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side. The family request privacy at this sad time."

The actor had announced in 2011 that he was recovering from kidney cancer.

Before he hit our screens as Warbucks, he was a trained Shakespearean actor.

His movie roles included Saturday Night and Sunday MorningTom JonesScroogeErin Brockovich, The Bourne Ultimatum, and Skyfall.

Other fans might know him from his portrayal as famous sleuth Hercule Poirot in the 1974 version of Murder On The Orient Express.

He was nominated for an Oscar five times during his 50-plus year career but never took home the gong. 

He was married three times; firstly, to Jane Denham lasted from 1957 to 1961, then Anouk Aimeé from 1970 to 1978 and he wed his third wife Delmagne in 2006.

He is survived by Delmagne and his son Simon, who he had during his first marriage.

Rest in peace Albert – you brought us many amazing performances during your career and characters that will enchant generations to come. 

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Danish band Lukas Graham have landed in hot water after covering the late rapper XXXTenacion's song SAD!, claiming to have no knowledge of his violent past.

The track was covered as a stripped-down version for the Spotify Singles series, and now the lead singer Lukas Forchammer has stated that the song will be removed from streaming services.

He posted a now-deleted statement to Instagram, writing; “Our cover of ‘SAD!’ will be taken down ASAP. I had no knowledge of his violent history. I’m very sorry for the pain I’ve caused. Again, I’m very sorry.”

The band allegedly had no clue about the deceased rap artist's controversial history with the law.

At the time of his death back in 2016, he was facing trial for a number of charges including false imprisonment and aggravated battery of a pregnant woman.

The band's apology referenced XXX's domestic abuse charges from October 2016, after he was shot and killed in June of that year.

The 20-year-old's multi-platinum-selling posthumous album ? has been boosted and featured by a number of famous hip-hop and rap artists.

The rapper confessed to “f*cking up” his ex-girlfriend, in addition to a number of other violent crimes in a secret video which was made public after his death.

Real name Jahseh Onfroy said in an interview with the podcast No Jumper that he nearly killed his gay prison inmate who was staring at him. He laughed throughout the interview, showing no remorse.

"I was going crazy,” he told the interviewer. “I smear his blood on my face, on my hands. I got it, like, in my nails. I got it all over me. I was going f*cking crazy.”

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Malin Andersson has announced the devastating news that her beautiful baby girl Consy has tragically passed away.

The 25-year-old Love Island star shared the heartbreaking news to her Instagram followers, uploading a picture of her newborn baby in a hospital bed with tubes and a pink blanket surrounding her.

Little Consy was born seven weeks premature on December 23, and was having complications ever since.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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In a statement, Malin wrote a tribute to her beloved little girl;

"Completely in love with you.. and my Mum just wanted you to be with her," she wrote..

"Your time wasn’t ready yet. Mummy loves you. I stayed with you each day.. you opened your eyes one last time for me and I saw those beautiful big brown eyes."

"I’m so sorry I couldn’t do anymore. Go be with grandma Consy." Malin said in her statement.

"My angel. Rest in peace CONSY GLORIA EMMA ANDERSSON-KEMP" she concluded.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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When Consy was born, the reality star wrote at the time;

"Happy New Year..Tom and I are so happy to let you all know that our baby girl CONSY arrived in this world 23rd December 2018, seven weeks early.

"She is so beautiful, we are totally in love with her and feel so blessed that she is here but unfortunately due to complications, she is currently being cared for at Great Ormond Street."

"We have received a number of messages over the past week and there has been a lot of speculation and so we wanted to share our news with you so you could hear from us first hand" the heartbroken couple stated.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Consy had been in hospital with her TV star mum since the birth. Malin kept a bedside vigil with her boyfriend Tom Kemp the entire time.

She was named after Malin's mother Consy, who passed away in 2017.

We offer our deepest condolences to Malin and Tom for their tragic loss.

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Singer-songwriting sensation Jessie J has announced on Instagram that she is taking a break from social media following the heartbreaking death of her bodyguard.

In the lengthy post, she writes that she would like to focus on being "present" with those whom she loves, citing "some unexpected heavy personal stuff" as the reason for her break. 

"When sadness hits it's important we embrace it, so it doesn't define us. I have to practice on myself what I talk about in stage and in my music too. In a good way."

The Price Tag singer disclosed that her security team member, Dave, passed away very suddenly a few weeks ago. He was part of her team for four years, and the singer described him as "family".

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The 30-year-old singer admitted that it was finally time to "practice on myself what I talk about" through her music and while performing.

Announcing that the break would be from all social media for a considerable length of time, she finished by writing;

"Want to live in the moment as much as I can and not through my phone. I love you all. Happy new year. The year of living the best life for you!"

She was undeniably close with her bodyguard, Dave. She shared images of him via her Instagram account, describing him as a loving father and a man of immense kindness

She captioned another post;

"I wrote this because I want everyone to remember the man you were. You were a gentle giant with a heart so big everyone felt it. I love you so much. We were supposed to meet for hot chocolate next week. 

"I miss you. I will see you on the other side one day. Rest easy Dave, give your Dad a hug from me"

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The circumstances around his death are unclear, but it's obvious just how heartbroken Jessie J is. 

Our deepest condolences to the singer, as well as Dave's family. 

We hope she gains the peace she deeply needs during her social media hiatus. 

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Disney movies are staples of so many childhoods, right?

Who doesn't remember sitting in front of movies like Peter Pan, The Jungle Book and Bambi as a kid, totally engrossed?

However, what you might not have realised at the time was that there were lessons we were absorbing, all thanks to these stories. 

A new study has discovered that Disney films help kids to process and deal with grief.

While this might sound a bit morbid, it is actually beneficial for young children to learn about tough subjects like death.

While you might think of Disney movies as happy stories filled with wonder, but there are many dark themes in some of your most loved childhood classics.

Take Bambi – we all shed a tear when his mum was shot by the hunter or when Claude Frollo was dropped from the rooftops in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and let's not forget when Simba desperately tries to wake Mufasa. 

Being exposed to the topic of death is not all bad though – the study says that it has some benefits.

Study leader Professor Kelly Tenzek says, "These films can be used as conversation starters for difficult and what are oftentimes taboo topics like death and dying.''

She continues, "These are important conversations to have with children, but waiting until the end of life is way too late and can lead to a poor end-of-life experience."

It makes sense – so dig out the old faves.

Any excuse, right? 

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The co-founder and chief executive of the HQ Trivia app has been found dead in his lower Manhattan apartment yesterday morning, according to police.

Colin Kroll was found facedown on his bed after a woman rang 911 and asked for a police check-up in SoHo. Cocaine and heroin were discovered in his home.

Kroll also co-founded the formerly popular six-second video app Vine, which he sold to Twitter in 2012.

The app then closed down last year, and Kroll went on to work for Twitter before being fired for 'poor management' following allegations of inappropriate workplace behaviour towards women.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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When HQ Trivia debuted in August 2017, the app became a viral sensation after millions of people came together for a livestreaming-interactive game which inspired numerous imitations.

Anyone who participates has the hope of winning money from answering trivia questions on their phones.

Rus Yusupov founded HQ Trivia alongside Colin Kroll, and has yet to respond to his death.

The norm is that comedians host the game show on their phones, and the difficulty of the questions increases by the round.

The company raised $15 million in venture capital funding, but Mr Kroll's workplace history deterred many investors, yet Mr Kroll has always denied that he ever sexually harassed women at work.

In a statement to Axios, he said;

“It was a painful experience, but an eye-opening one that served as a catalyst for professional development and greater awareness in the office.”

He continued;

“I now realise that there are things I said and did that made some feel unappreciated or uncomfortable. I apologise to those people. Today, I’m committed to building HQ Trivia into a culture-defining product and supporting the dedicated team that makes it all possible.”

In an interview with The New York Times last year, the entrepreneur said the company preferred to be based in NYC instead of San Francisco.

The Detroit native said that;

"Our inspiration is more from media and TV than it is from technology.” Livestreaming gaming platforms such as Twitch inspired the creation of HQ Trivia.

Kroll had previously worked as an engineering manager for Yahoo from 2007 to 2009, and then as chief technology officer at Jetsetter from 2009 to 2013, so had a wealth of technological and software engineering knowledge.

The cause of Colin Kroll's death has yet to be revealed.

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