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George Bush, Hawking and Other Celebs We’ve Lost So Far

President George H.W. Bush

President George H.W. Bush
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George Herbert Walker Bush, 41st President of the United States, passed away at his Houston, Texas, home on Nov. 30, 2018 at 94 years old, CNN reports.

Bush served his country in numerous capacities through his life: Born into a wealthy banking family, he was the Navy’s youngest combat pilot in World War II, winning the Distinguished Flying Cross for his 58 missions.

After the war, Bush married, his sweetheart Barbara Pierce, and they moved to Texas, where he began a career as an oil prospector.

Bush never lost his sense of adventure, even in retirement and with a Parkinson’s disease diagnosis: He celebrated his 75th, 80th, 85th, and 90th birthdays by skydiving and donating money to charitable causes.

He and Barbara earned more than $1 billion for various charities since leaving the Oval Office. In 2011, President Barack Obama awarded Bush the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The New York Times reports that Bush was surrounded by family at the time of his death.

Bush reportedly decided he did not want to go to the hospital in his final hours, saying he wanted to be with Barbara, who died April 17, 2018, and their daughter, Robin, who passed away as a child from leukemia.

His final words were to his son, 43rd President George W. Bush, who reportedly told H.W. that he was a good father — to which H.W. Bush replied, “I love you, too.”

XXXTentacion

XXXTentacion
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XXXTentacion was shot and killed on June 18, 2018. Born Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, the rapper was just 20 years old when he was targeted outside of a Florida motorcycle dealership, TMZ reported.

Two men are suspected in the killing, which police reportedly believe was a robbery, as a Louis Vuitton bag was stolen from the rapper’s vehicle at the time of the slaying.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Department offered a $3,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest.

Anonymous tips can be made online at browardcrimestoppers.org or by phone at 954-493-8477.

Tentacion had several hit songs and a No. 1 album with 17, but he was perhaps best known for the harrowing domestic violence accusations against him from an ex-girlfriend, who alleged that he kidnapped and attacked her numerous times, including while she was pregnant with his child. He denied all of the claims.

The rapper seemed to eerily foreshadow his untimely passing, saying in an Instagram video (via The Independent), “If I’m going to die or ever be a sacrifice, I want to make sure that my life made at least five million kids happy or they found some sort of answers or resolve in my life regardless of the negative around my name, regardless of the bad things people say to me … Do not let your depression make you. Do not let your body define your soul, let your soul find your body. Your mind is limitless. You are worth more than you can believe.” 

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