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Penelope Cruz's Father Eduardo Cruz Has Died At 62

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Penelope Cruz's father has passed away.

According to reports, Penelope Cruz's father Eduardo Cruz has died after suffering a heart attack.

The father to Penelope, her sister Monica Cruz, and brother Eduardo Cruz Jr. was only 62 years old.

His death was confirmed on Thursday by his current wife Carmen Moreno's brother.

Mr. Cruz married his second wife in 2014 after 12 years together. The couple resided in La Manga, Spain with their two-year-old daughter Salma, and managed a beauty salon together.

Penelope and her father were reportedly very close, with Mr. Cruz often attending his daughter's film premieres.

The father of four had apparently been having heart problems since 2004.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones.

[Image via Getty Images/WENN (inset).]

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Charleston Shooter's Identity Revealed — He Attended Bible Study With His Victims Before The Hate Crime Shooting

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This is incredibly tragic.

Last night, shooter Dylann Roof killed six women and three men at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, and police are releasing more details about him so people can help catch him.

The despicable person is described as a 21-year-old, standing 5'9", and according to Charleston police Chief Greg Mullen:

"He has on a very distinctive sweatshirt as well as the vehicle, with a very distinctive license plate. This is a very dangerous individual. He should not be approached by anyone. Call law enforcement if you recognize the individual or the car so we can take appropriate action."

In a gross turn of events, the sick shooter sat in the Bible study for an hour before opening fire. One woman said he explained he was letting her live so that she could tell people about what happened there.

This is now rightly being labeled as a hate crime.

If you have any information, here's what you should do:

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Lamar Odom's Friend Jamie Sangouthai DID NOT Die From An Overdose — A Flesh Eating Disease Caused By Drug Use Is To Blame

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As we previously reported, Lamar Odom's longtime friend Jamie Sangouthai passed away on Sunday.

However, it seems that Jamie did not die from an overdose as it was initially thought — rather he passed from a flesh eating disease caused by drug use.

[ Related: The Kardashians Worry Jamie's Death May Cause Lamar To Use Drugs ]

The disease, necrotizing fasciitis, is a bacterial skin infection that can be caused by using dirty needles with IV drug abuse. The coroner reports that the disease can spread quickly and often becomes life threatening.

The 37-year-old was close friends with both Lamar and Khloe Kardashian.

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star has certainly struggled with the loss — as she also recently lost friend and rapper, Chinx back in May.

On Tuesday the starlet took to Instagram to share a touching message with her fans:

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Mother & Friend Of Transgender Teacher Who Committed Suicide Speak Out — One Of Them Blames School District For Lack Of Action Against Bullying!

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Last November, Karis Anne Ross, 37-year-old transgender Special Education teacher at The German Immersion School in the Milwaukee Public School system (MPS) took her own life and left a suicide note saying that she had been bullied for the last 10 years.

[ Related: Chris Mosier Just Made History As The First Transgender Athlete To Make Their Identified Gender's USA National Team! ]

Now her mother, Jill Greinke, as well a friend and fellow teacher, Madeline Dietrich, are speaking out about her death and both have strong but slightly differing opinions.

Karis' mother, Jill, is "still not over her death by any means," but she does acknowledge that her daughter was bullied for the past 10 years as it's stated in Karis' last note. However, the grieving mother also stated:

"I don't blame MPS for my daughter's death. I believe that, the sad thing of course is that, important things were missed."

These "important things" she refers to is the lack of attention to the bullying that her daughter was the victim of for years.

Meanwhile, Madeline Dietrich, a friend of Karis' and a teacher in Chicago, sees things a bit differently. She recently wrote a letter to MPS superintendent Dr. Darienne Driver and posted the letter on her blog which partially blames the school district for Karis' death due to the lack of awareness and action by the district to prevent bullying.

In the letter she states:

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Lamar Odom's Best Friend — Jamie Sangouthai — Passes Away From Drug Overdose — Details HERE

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It's never easy.

Yesterday, Jamie Christopher Sangouthai, one of Lamar Odom's best friends passed away from a drug overdose.

Jamie was quite close with Lamar going back to their High School days together. Both men not only shared a long friendship but they worked together professionally as well on some business deals and both had a great love of basketball.

[ Related: Queen of Versailles' Jackie Siegel Doesn't Think Her Daughter Victoria Siegel Committed Suicide ]

Some of this brotherly love was even on display during the short lived Khloe & Lamar show. Jamie was also known to have been friends with some of the Kardashians for several years as well and was one of Lamar's best men during his televised wedding to Khloe Kardashian.

Sangouthai was 37-years-old when he passed and sources report that he may have died from a heroin overdose.

Shortly after the news broke, Khloe took to twitter to send out her condolences and tweeted:

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Legendary Wrestler Dusty Rhodes Passes Away At Age 69

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The wrestling world said goodbye to one of its biggest stars today.

Virgil Runnels, or as you may know him "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes, passed away at the age of 69. The WWE Hall of Famer left behind four children.

[ Related: Sir Christopher Lee Passes Away At Age 93 ]

According to reports, emergency personnel were called to his Orlando home early Wednesday morning. The call was for a 69-year-old man who had fallen, and he was taken to a nearby hospital. Sadly, that's where Dusty passed away.

"Numerous complications" while in the hospital were sited prior to the death.

Our thoughts are with his friends and family, who rushed to be by his side.

[Image via Getty Images.]

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