Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy Dies At Age 93

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(PCM) The founder of the Chick-fil-A empire, S. Truett Cathy, has passed away quietly surrounded by his loved ones at the age of 93.

Cathy is credited with founding “The Original Chicken Sandwich”, perfecting his famous recipe in 1960. The simple, yet delicious recipe features a buttered bun, boneless chicken breast and dill pickle chips which he named “Chick-fil-A”.

Fast forward about fifty years and the Chick-fil-A empire has grown enormously. There are currently over 1,800 locations in 40 states across the U.S. and the company brings in approximately $5 billion in sales each years.

Cathy was a very religious man and his restaurants have never been opened on Sundays. This practice will remain in tact after his passing and the company will still remain privately run.

Our condolences go out to Cathy’s family and loved ones during this difficult time.

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World Of Warcraft Will Memorialize Robin Williams As An In-Game Character

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(PCM) It was no secret that the late Robin Williams was a video game fan and one of his favorites was the MMORPG giant World of Warcraft. The news has just been announced that Blizzard the company behind World of Warcraft has agreed to immortalize Williams as a non-playable in-game characters.

Shortly, after Williams’ death a petition was created at Change.org by his fans in an attempt to get Blizzard to place a Robin Williams character in the game. Blizzard paid attention and posted the following tweet:

Williams played on World of Warcraft’s Mannoroth server and was known for being an extreme PC builder for gaming purposes. He would build his own overclocked and super-cooled systems.

The non-playable Williams character is rumored to perform his best jokes at the World’s End Tavern, where two stand-up comedian performer characters also perform.

No word has been given as to when the Williams character will make its’ appearance in the game.

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Peaches Geldof Overdosed on Heroin

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(PCM) The worst has finally been confirmed in the April 2014 death of Peaches Geldof. Daughter of 80’s rocker and frontman of the Boomtown Rats, died of a heroin overdose. The coroner describes it as ‘accidental’ ruling out any foul play or intentional suicide.

The tragedy was one Peaches herself desperately tried to avoid. Sadly the legacy of Peaches mother Paula Yates death (Peaches was age 11) by a heroin overdose has overshadowed what was by most accounts a life of success. Peaches was a writer, TV executive and former model.

However Peaches lifestyle had its trappings starting with marriage to two musicians.

Peaches Geldof-Cohen & husband Thomas Cohen

Peaches Geldof-Cohen & husband Thomas Cohen

In 2008 it’s rumored she had to be revived from an overdose. Her modeling contract with Ultimo was canceled after they allegedly learned of a drug binge outing she participated in that resulted in leaked nude photos.

Peaches heroin addiction was thought to be under control. She had been on a road to recovery using drug substitutes under a doctor’s guidance. In what had thought to have been two years of clean recovery was undermined by what can only be described as a relapse.

Her husband, Thomas Cohen, is on record stating Peaches relapsed as early as February 2014 when he witnessed her flushing what he suspected was drugs down the toilet. It was her husband that found her body after her death.

 

Upon Peaches Geldof Death, the UK's Mirror immediately speculated suicide.

Upon Peaches Geldof Death, the UK’s Mirror immediately speculated suicide.

The initial Internet response to her death was that Peaches was selfish for leaving children behind. What people who do not suffer any additions fail to understand is that addicts don’t try to take their lives and hurt others in the wake. They believe they are easing sadness in search of happiness. Peaches did not intentionally kill herself.

From the autopsy results, pathologist have learned Peaches was using a drug of higher purity content, similar to an alcohol of higher proof.

In addition to finding heroin in Geldof’s system there was also trace amounts of codeine, methadone and morphine.

Peaches leaves behind two children, sons Astala and Phaedra under the care of their father Thomas Cohen. She also leaves behind father,Bob Geldof, who is most recognized as the organizer of Live Aid, but to himself and adoring father.

Peaches Geldof and Family

Peaches Geldof and Family

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Remembering Michael Jackson

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(PCM) Today marks five years since we lost one of the biggest music and pop culture icons of our generation, Michael Jackson.

Jackson died as a result of cardiac arrest on June 25, 2009 at the age of 50 and the world still continues to mourn the loss of this artistic genius. Say what you will about a lot of the controversy that surrounded his personal life, Jackson was a phenomenal musician and his artistic contributions will continue to define his legacy well into the future.

The coroner in the case ruled Jackson’s death a homicide and his personal doctor Conrad Murray was later found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. Murray was released from jail last October after serving a two-year sentence.

Fans across the globe continue to enjoy Jackson’s music and there has even recently been previously unreleased material made a available with the album “Xscape” that was released back in May. The album features the single “Love Never Felt So Good” featuring Justin Timberlake.

Tributes to the fallen pop icon have been pouring in all over social media to commemorate the five year anniversary of his death and it further proves that the King of Pop’s spirit is still very much alive and well.

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Famed Radio Personality Casey Kasem Dead At Age 82

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(PCM) It has just been revealed that iconic radio personality Casey Kasem has passed away today at the age of 82. Kasem’s had been in ailing health for quite some time and had been hospitalized in Washington State for the past two weeks. Kasem was diagnosed with Lewy body disease, the most common type of progressive dementia after Alzheimer’s. According to a family member, Kasem’s  immediate cause of death was from sepsis caused by an ulcerated bedsore. There will be no autopsy planned as Kasem died in the hospital under doctors care. 

The news of Kasem’s death was released via a post made to Facebook from his daughter Kerri Kasem and later confirmed by his agent Don Pitts. According to Pitts, a memorial service will be held this Friday in honor of Kasem.

The following statement was released by Kasem’s representative which said ” Early this Father’s Day morning, our dad Casey Kasem passed away surrounded by family and friends,” Kasem’s children — Kerri, Mike and Julie. Even though we know he is in a better place and no longer suffering, we are heartbroken … The world will miss Casey Kasem, an incredible talent and humanitarian; we will miss our Dad.”

Kasem and his family recently made headline’s after quite a nasty court battle between Kasem’s oldest children and his wife Jean over control of Kasem’s medical decisions and the right for them to even be allowed visitation with their father. Recently, Kasem’s daughter Kerri was granted temporary power of attorney over her father after Jean removed Kasem from a nursing home and moved him to Washington State.  Kasem was hospitalized after a fight between Kerri and Jean during which Jean threw raw meat at Kerri.

Kasem was the beloved host of “American Top 40″ the syndicated radio show, which counted down the 40 most popular songs in the United States based on Billboard magazine’s Hot 100 music chart. Kasem made for a wonderful host as his mannerisms were always upbeat and friendly and his demeanor incredibly warm.

Our sincere condolences go out to Kasem’s family and loved ones during this difficult time.

 

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