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Terminally Ill Woman Fulfills Lifelong Dream Of Being On Jeopardy — Then Dies A Week Before The Episode Airs

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What is the most bittersweet story in game show history?

A Jeopardy! contestant who lived out her lifelong dream of appearing on the show sadly passed away a week before her episode aired on TV.

Cindy Stowell, a science content developer from Austin, Texas, died early Monday morning after a long battle with cancer.

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According to boyfriend Jason Hess, the longtime fan was diagnosed with terminal cancer between passing the online contestant test in early 2016 and being invited to audition in Oklahoma City this summer.

Stowell told a producer doctors believed she had only around six months to live — so, as soon as she passed the audition, the show

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Oakland Authorities Believe They May Have Found The Source Of The Deadly Ghost Ship Warehouse Fire: A Refrigerator

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This is still too much to stomach.

As you probably already know, tragedy struck Oakland over the weekend when a fire broke out during a warehouse rave, killing 36 people — and now authorities might know the cause.

Related: Teen Hacks 'Kinda Inconvenient' Grandfather To Death

On Tuesday, investigators said they believe a refrigerator may have actually been the origin of the Oakland "Ghost Ship" fire as they told the Los Angeles Times the fridge and other appliances were being examined.

Authorities were tipped off as Alameda County Sheriff Greg Ahern revealed a witness who escaped the fire said they saw

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Former NFL Star Rashaan Salaam's Untimely Death Suspected To Be A Suicide — Details Here

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How heartbreaking.

On Monday evening, former NFL running back Rashaan Salaam was found dead in the parking lot of the Eben G. Fine Park in Boulder, CO. He was 42 years old.

Related: Game Of Thrones Actor Peter Vaughan Dead At 93

Although a Boulder Police spokeswoman named Shannon Cordingly claimed there were no signs of foul play, it appears as though the cops believe Rashaan's death was a suicide. According to the American athlete's mother, Khalada, a note was discovered next to the former Chicago Bears player's body.

Salaam's mother explained to USA Today:

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Teen Hacked His Grandfather To Death, Said Online It Was Because He Was 'Just Kinda Inconvenient'

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This is just horrible.

Back in August, Raistlin Arthur Martin allegedly hacked his grandfather to death using a hatchet just minutes after revealing his horrific plot online.

The 15-year-old brutally killed Joseph Emmett Naulty, according to an affidavit recently obtained by PEOPLE.

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The court docs show the North Carolina teen had been chatting on the Canadian app Kik before the murder — under the handle EtherealSkull — telling a fellow user that he planned to kill his grandfather, even sharing photos of the gloves he wore and the hatchet he was going to use to commit the crime.

Raistlin also reportedly explained on the app that he'd get a lighter sentence because he's a minor.

When one user asked why he wanted to kill the 63-year-old, the teenager supposedly replied:

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Game Of Thrones Actor Peter Vaughan Dead At 93

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This breaks our hearts.

British actor Peter Vaughan, best known in recent years for his pivotal role on Game Of Thrones, has died at 93 years old.

His agent Sally Long-Innes confirmed Vaughan "died peacefully with his family around him," telling BBC News:

"This is to confirm that very sadly Peter Vaughan passed away at approximately 10:30 this morning."

The partially blind actor most recently starred as the elderly Aemon Targaryen, Maester of the Night's Watch, in the HBO fantasy hit in seasons 1-5.

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He last appeared in episode 7 of season 5, "The Gift," where Aemon dropped a few subtle Targaryen hints before passing and being placed on a funeral pyre.

Vaughan is also known for his role as Harry "Grouty" Grout in the classic '70s BBC sitcom Porridge, in which he appeared in a handful of episodes.

Among the actor's notable credits includes starring alongside Frank Sinatra in the 1967 spy movie The Naked Runner and with Anthony Hopkins in the 1993 drama The Remains of the Day.

Such a long and prolific career! Our hearts go out to Vaughan's loved ones at this difficult time.

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Florence Henderson Secretly Suffered From Heart Disease For 10 Years Before Her Death

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We've got more details surrounding Florence Henderson's passing on Thanksgiving at the age of 82.

In case you missed it, the Brady Bunch star died of a heart attack while surrounded by family and friends at UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica on November 24. So sad.

Now we're hearing the TV legend, who was in the industry for some 64 years, had secretly been battling heart disease for 10 years before her recent passing.

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The death certificate obtained by TMZ also notes Henderson was diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat five years ago.

Considering Florence's many public and upbeat appearances over the last several years, you would've never known it!

We can truly say she lived her life to the fullest.

Our hearts continue to go out to her loved ones during this difficult time.

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Teen Arrested After Allegedly Killing & Decapitating His Classmate

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This is truly terrible.

Lee Manuel Viloria-Paulino (pictured above) had been missing since November 18 when a woman tragically discovered his mutilated body on Thursday.

The Lawrence, Massachusetts teen was found decapitated near the Merrimack River, and the Eagle Tribune reports his head was about 50 feet from his body.

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So horrifying.

Over the weekend, authorities arrested and charged the 16-year-old's classmate, Mathew Borges, for allegedly murdering and decapitating the student.

While cops don't yet have a motive, a police report obtained by the Boston Globe said Mathew had confessed to the crime to another witness, saying:

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