“MAE SOT, Thailand, May 29 (UPI) — Paul Milford Muller, a retired NASA official who served on the Apollo Navigation Team, was found dead in a house in Tak Province, Thailand, police said.”
“He was found with a rope tied around his genitals and waist, and another rope around his neck, hanging from a bedroom doorknob. Crystal methamphetamine and several sex toys were found in the room, Police Col. Ekarat Intasueb, chief of the Mae Sot, Thailand, police station, said Tuesday”
Internet activist, co-creator of Reddit, and founder of Demand Progress, Aaron Swartz commited suicide in New York City according to MIT’s “The Tech“. He was only 26 years old. Swartz first rose to fame at the age of 14 when he introduced the first Rich Site Summer or RSS. He was currently facing 50 years in jail after being indicted in 2011 for attempting to steal the JSTOR archives from the MIT network and make them public. His family gave an official statement earlier today…
“Our beloved brother, son, friend, and partner Aaron Swartz hanged himself on Friday in his Brooklyn apartment. We are in shock, and have not yet come to terms with his passing.
Aaron’s insatiable curiosity, creativity, and brilliance; his reflexive empathy and capacity for selfless, boundless love; his refusal to accept injustice as inevitable—these gifts made the world, and our lives, far brighter. We’re grateful for our time with him, to those who loved him and stood with him, and to all of those who continue his work for a better world.
Aaron’s commitment to social justice was profound, and defined his life. He was instrumental to the defeat of an Internet censorship bill; he fought for a more democratic, open, and accountable political system; and he helped to create, build, and preserve a dizzying range of scholarly projects that extended the scope and accessibility of human knowledge. He used his prodigious skills as a programmer and technologist not to enrich himself but to make the Internet and the world a fairer, better place. His deeply humane writing touched minds and hearts across generations and continents. He earned the friendship of thousands and the respect and support of millions more.
Aaron’s death is not simply a personal tragedy. It is the product of a criminal justice system rife with intimidation and prosecutorial overreach. Decisions made by officials in the Massachusetts U.S. Attorney’s office and at MIT contributed to his death. The US Attorney’s office pursued an exceptionally harsh array of charges, carrying potentially over 30 years in prison, to punish an alleged crime that had no victims. Meanwhile, unlike JSTOR, MIT refused to stand up for Aaron and its own community’s most cherished principles.
Today, we grieve for the extraordinary and irreplaceable man that we have lost.”
Apparently Tyga’s artist and Honey Cocaine’s boyfriend Freddy E committed suicide via Twitter/YouTube last night and let the whole world know step by step. Freddy E is very well known in the Seattle area and was most famous for his YouTube channel “Jerk TV”. A lot of the reports are saying that the suicide was mainly caused because of a break up with Honey Cocaine, but then again she took to Twitter and explained that she has nothing to do with this. Click HERE for more info and everything that lead up to the suicide. We send condolences to Freddy E and his family.
Part of the Pro-Era crew and Joey Bada$$’s rhyme partner Capital Steez passed away this morning. According to MTV and his Twitter account, the rapper took his own life. The last Tweet he sent out last night was “The End”. Our thoughts are with the Pro Era crew and anyone that’s lost someone close to them during this Holiday season. Always remember to cherish the people close to you because there’s no telling when they could go.
“Rich is not what you have, it’s who you have beside you”
“Longtime Hip Hop executive Chris Lighty has died. News broke today (August 30) first on Twitter and then confirmed on VIBE.com that the Bronx, New York native and founder of Violator Entertainment died from an alleged suicide. Details are still emerging.”
“Lighty was integral to the careers of 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes, N.O.R.E., Diamond D, and many others. After growing up under the tutelage of Hip Hop icons like DJ Red Alert, Lighty began working professional at Russell Simmons’ RUSH Management firm in the late 1980s, where he helped work with Def Jam Records artists and others in securing endorsement deals and touring.”
NFL legend Junior Seau was found dead in his home in Oceanside, CA … and a law enforcement source at the scene tells us cops believe he shot himself. Seau was 43-years-old … and leaves behind 3 kids and an ex-wife. Cops are currently at Seau’s home — located in San Diego County — and were seen talking with a man who was inside the house and appeared distraught. _ Source
According to TMZ and many other news sources, the creator of Soul Train Don Cornelius has taken his own life today in an apparent suicide. Officers at the scene say that Cornelius was found in his place with a self inflicted gun-shot wound to the head. For more information on the matter click here.
For some reason whenever everyone is feeling wonderful during the holiday season, there’s always got to be one guy that ruins it all and goes on a killing spree, kind of like the Carnation, WA shootings a few years back. This time it happened in Texas when a man dressed as Santa Claus murdered 6 relatives before killing himself in the Fort Worth, Texas suburb of Grapevine on Christmas Day. This act of violence is the single largest mass-shooting death in the city’s history. No motive has been reached yet for why this happened and the names of the victims will be released later today. Some people…