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The Friend Who Helped Inspire The Man Behind The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Died Tragically Just Hours After He Raised $100,000 For The Cause

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Oh no, this is so sad.

Hours after Corey Griffin raised $100,000 to fight ALS in honor of his friend, Pete Frates (who was struggling from this debilitating disease), he was found dead because of an ill-conceived diving stunt. Corey was one of the original reasons why the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is taking the world by storm, including all of these celebs participating!

According to police reports, around 2 a.m. on Saturday after the fundraiser, the 27-year-old dove into the water from the "Juice Guys" building on Straight Wharf by the harbor in Nantucket, MA. He floated to the surface and then sank; his body did not surface after that.

An off-duty lifeguard happened to be

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Ray J FINALLY Talks Whitney!

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Took him long enough.

Nearly a week after Whitney Houston passed away, her "on-again, off-again" boyfriend Ray J has finally decided to speak.

Here's what he had to say on her tragic death:

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River Phoenix's Final Film Getting Released…18 Years Later!

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Wow.

River Phoenix's final film Dark Blood never saw the light of day, but now Dutch film director George Sluizer has announced that he's going to finish it for release in 2012.

Sluizer has already re-edited original footage from the 1993 drama film, and he believes that it can be ready for release next year with a few adjustments, as well as the addition of voice over…possibly by River's brother Joaquin Phoenix.

Here's how River's final film has been described:

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William And Kate To Honor Princess Diana At Royal Wedding

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Such a nice gesture!

Prince William and Kate Middleton plan to honor Princess Diana at the royal wedding by scheduling the first hymn sung to be Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer, which was the final hymn at Diana's funeral.

The hymn was also played during a memorial service for the tenth anniversary of Princess Diana's tragic death, making it a particularly significant tribute piece.

So sad that Diana couldn't be there for William's big day, but we think it's lovely how they plan to honor her at the ceremony.

P.S. Be sure to watch Perez as he hosts with Nene Leakes "Will + Kate Forever," the only royal wedding special worth seeing, airing Friday, April 29th at 7pm/6c on Wedding Central and also at 9pm/8c on WE tv.

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