What tragic news.
An actor who made a name for himself in his home state of Hawaii after starring in just a single movie has died due to complications with pneumonia at the age of 32.
Joshua "Li'iBoy" Shintani — who appeared in 2001's Shallow Hal opposite Gwyneth Paltrow, Jack Black, and Jason Alexander — passed away from his condition after a few days of hospitalization last Wednesday.
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Apparently, the actor known for singing Never Forget Where I'm From in the film was taken to the emergency room by his mother early last week but unfortunately passed away just a day before Thanksgiving.
Li'iBoy was Josh's character in the movie, and he became such a local celeb in Kauai that the nickname stuck with him for the 14 years until his untimely death last week.
Our thoughts are with Joshua's friends and family at this unbelievably difficult time.
Rest in peace, Li'iBoy.
[Image via 20th Century FOX.]
If you're like us, you've been closely following Joey Feek's emotional journey as she battles stage-four cervical cancer under hospice care after ineffective chemotherapy treatments.
In another beautifully penned update entitled Braver Than Me by her husband and bandmate Rory Feek, we learn Joey is, as of right now, unable to get out of bed but holds steadfast to hope.
Rory explains the couple's reason to share their story with the hope to inspire others:
"Sharing what we're going through with others is really all we have to give. If you share what you're going through with me… maybe I'll be able to draw something good from it if I am one day in your shoes."
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Joey has been embracing each moment with family, especially alongside the couple's 21-month-old daughter Indiana. Rory shares that despite the circumstances, his wife is "braver" than him:
This is vicious.
Sinéad O'Connor may be alive and well after an apparent suicide note sparked an overdose scare on Sunday, but the fiery musician is far from finished with publicly taking her family to task.
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In a new Facebook post published on the singer's page Monday morning, O'Connor blasts her children, her sister Eimear, and a few of her exes with some extremely strong language.
Here are the Nothing Compares 2 U singer's words from earlier this morning (below):
What a loss for the NBA.
On Sunday, Kobe Bryant announced his retirement from the Lakers in a sad yet poignant poem titled, Dear Basketball. The announcement comes as a shock for fans and even coach Bryon Scott.
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"You gave a six-year-old boy his Laker dream
And I'll always love you for it.
But I can't love you obsessively for much longer.
This season is all I have left to give.
My heart can take the pounding
My mind can handle the grind
But my body knows it's time to say goodbye."
Aww. What a disappointing day for Kobe fans. Either way, it seems like he's doing the best for his health.
As for coach Scott, he was blindsided by the announcement. Check out the tweet (below)!
So sad and scary.
Singer Sinead O'Connor penned an angry note on Facebook indicating that she had taken "an overdose," prompting fears across Ireland and the music industry for her well-being before she was found safe and sound, and given medical attention.
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The Nothing Compares 2 U singer posted a very emotional message to the social media site, writing she was staying in an Irish hotel under an alias and couldn't be found (below):