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Germanwings Pilot Had A History Of Mental Illness & Was Months Away From Possibly Losing His License

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As the investigation into the Germanwings crash continues on, authorities are uncovering more and more startling details about co-pilot Andreas Lubitz who intentionally crashed the plane.

According to reports and medical documents, Lubitz had recently torn up medical notes where a doctor declared him "unfit to work," and he was months away from possibly losing his license as a result.

[ Related: Germanwings Plane Was Crashed 'Deliberately' According To Black Box Investigation ]

When Lubitz was training to be a pilot, he left the program for awhile because of mental reasons, and was treated for over a year and a half. Remarkably, he was still allowed to become a pilot.

Flying had been Lubitz's dream since he was young, and he even worked as a

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Late North Carolina Basketball Coach Dean Smith Leaves Money In His Will For EVERY Letterman Who Ever Played For Him!

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Dean Smith left a special gift behind for his basketball players!

This February, the sports world lost a true legend when iconic North Carolina Tar Heels basketball coach Dean Smith passed away at 83 years old.

However, his former players are learning today that the bond they shared with their coach is still alive and well.

[ Related: Middle School Basketball Players Defend A Bullied Cheerleader During A Game! ]

Before he died, Coach Smith wanted to make sure his players (specifically his lettermen players) knew how much they meant to him, so he made sure to leave them a little present in his will!

So what exactly did he leave them? Well, Dean made sure a letter was sent to 180 of his former players containing a check for $200 and a note to "enjoy a dinner out"!

Awwwww! How sweet is that!!

Former UNC player Jim Dempsey posted a picture of the letter he and many others received this morning, and we're sure more than a few players were fighting back some waterworks when this came in the mail!

See the whole note (below)!

[Image via AP Images.]

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You May Need To Bring Tissues To Furious 7 — Tyrese Calls Film's Paul Walker Tribute 'The Most Beautiful Thing You'll Ever See'

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The Fast & Furious franchise is all about family, and that family lost its most longtime member in Paul Walker.

It's only fitting then that the end of the late star's final entry in the series will be all about him.

[ Related: Vin Diesel Names His Newborn Daughter After Paul Walker! ]

So far the film's stars are keeping mum on how the character of Brian O'Connor is written out of the franchise, but Tyrese Gibson will say how the film ends — with a very special tribute.

Speaking with HuffPoLive, the actor revealed:

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Heartbreaking: Transgender Teen Who Made History By Becoming High School's Homecoming King Dies In Reported Suicide

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This is so sad.

Blake Brockington made history last year when he became the first transgender homecoming king at his high school in Charlotte, North Carolina, but Blake has apparently, and tragically, committed suicide this past Monday.

The 18 year old was viewed as an important leader in the LGBT community and the teen had made more than a few inspirational quotes throughout his short lifetime.

Here's what he said at the time when he won the homecoming crown:

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Germanwings Plane With 150 Adults & Two Babies On-Board Crashed In The Remote Alps In Southern France — French President Says There Are 'Apparently No Survivors'

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This is truly tragic.

A Germanwings Airbus A320 has reportedly crashed in the Alps in southern France, and according to French President Francois Hollande, there are "apparently no survivors." On board were 144 passengers, two of whom were babies, and six crew members. The plane crashed in a remote part, and not many details are available at this time.

Lufthansa, who owns Germanwings, released a statement via Twitter, saying:

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Were Michelle Rodriguez's Relationships With Cara Delevingne & Zac Efron Just Part Of Her Going 'Crazy' After Paul Walker's Death?

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Michelle Rodriguez opened up in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly about how the heartbreaking death of Paul Walker prompted her to lose control of her life and sound mind.

The Furious 7 star, who is known for partying hard, had some pretty high profile flings with Cara Delevingne and Zac Efron in the past year, and according to her, they were a way to cope with the loss of Paul.

[ Related: Can Michelle Last More Than 14 Seconds With Ronda Rousey? ]

Here's what Michelle had to say about the period of time that followed her friend's tragic death:

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Twisted Sister Drummer Anthony Jude Pero Found Dead At 55

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What sad news.

On Friday, Twisted Sister drummer, Anthony Jude Pero, was found dead in his tour bus at the age of 55.

The talented musician reportedly died of a heart attack.

Anthony joined TS in 1982 and played with the group until the end of his life. At the time of his death, Pero was on tour with heavy metal group Adrenaline Mob, a band he jammed with between Twisted Sister performances.

Twisted Sister released the following statement:

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