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April 26, 2016

Reactions to the death of Prince

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Since the announcement of the death of Prince, many famous online music and other areas, they have expressed with regret of the American musician’s death on April 21, 2016. Were many, including widespread coverage about the many reactions from notable people. Below are some artists who have demonstrated.

The singers solo’s carrier Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Toni Braxton, Billy Idol, Mariah Carey, Justin Timberlake, Lionel Richie, Madonna, Elton John, Stevie Nicks, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and John Cale, expressed with lamentable a death on April 21 and 22 in social network.

Cquote1.svg Isn’t it amazing Prince shared his soul with us so deeply before his death? And now after, we will be replenished endlessly by both his legacy and all that he still has to give from the beyond. Cquote2.svg

—Lady Gaga

Cquote1.svg We lost a legend. RIP Prince. Cquote2.svg

—Beyoncé

Cquote1.svg I will miss him so much. He was as special of a friend as he was a brilliant talent. My condolences to his family. Good night, sweet Prince. Cquote2.svg

—Toni Braxton

Cquote1.svg Oh my god I can’t believe that Prince has died…he was a great great talent…RIP Cquote2.svg

—Billy Idol

Cquote1.svg Genius, legend, inspiration, friend. The world will miss you. I’ll never get over it. Cquote2.svg

—Mariah Carey

Cquote1.svg Numb. Stunned. This can’t be real. Cquote2.svg

—Justin Timberlake

Cquote1.svg My friend is gone…This is what it sounds like, when doves cry. He was my dove… Cquote2.svg

—Stevie Nicks

Cquote1.svg I can’t believe it, I’m in total shock. So many wonderful memories, I will miss him. Cquote2.svg

—Lionel Richie

Cquote1.svg He Changed The World!! A True Visionary. What a loss. I’m Devastated. This is Not A Love Song. Cquote2.svg

—Madonna

Cquote1.svg This is truly devastating news. The greatest performer I have ever seen. A true genius. Musically way ahead of any of us. Sang with him twice on stage. What an honour. Rest in peace you purple warrior. Cquote2.svg

—Elton John

Cquote1.svg I am so sad and shocked to hear the tragic news about Prince. He was the most incredibly talented artist. A man in complete control of his work from writer and musician to producer and director. He was such an inspiration. Playful and mind-blowingly gifted. He was the most inventive and extraordinary live act I’ve seen. The world has lost someone truly magical. Goodnight dear Prince. Cquote2.svg

—Kate Bush

Cquote1.svg Saddened by Prince’s death. Proud to have seen in the New Year with him. He seemed fine and played brilliantly funky music. God bless this creative giant. Thanks Prince. Love X Paul Cquote2.svg

—Paul McCartney

Cquote1.svg God bless prince we will all miss him I still have my Purple whistle. I will blow it tonight peace and love Cquote2.svg

—Ringo Starr

Cquote1.svg I’m shocked to hear that Prince passed at such a young age. Musically, he could do it all: sing, play, arrange and produce. Love & Mercy. Cquote2.svg

—Brian Wilson

The singers in musical groups, Magne Furuholmen (A-ha) say: “oh no, another genius has passed away. what a sad year for music it has been. we were signed to the same label around the same time and met briefly while recording at paisley park. loved your imaginative and innovative work, mr!”; Boyz II Men: influenced by Prince, say: “Without Prince there wouldn’t have been Boyz II Men”.

Also they expressed who was not music business. The baskett man Kevin Garnett: “”He was super confident, but humble in how he spoke to you. He was always very inviting and the one takeaway you got from every time you talked to him was how he was just so super cool. Lost for words… Truly was an honor to know and will be sadly missed. RESPECT/LOVED.. Forever in our Hearts….”; TV presenter Oprah Winfrey: “Prince, the doves really are crying now.”. The director and actor Spike Lee: “I miss my brother.”. The actress Dita Von Teese: “I refused to accept this until just now. I got to know Prince a little bit thanks to @fatima_noir and I’ll never forget those times. He was so gorgeous, and I was always super shy, in awe of his talent and beauty! I can’t believe he’s gone so soon.”, in Instagram.


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April 22, 2016

Musician Prince dies aged 57

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Musician Prince died at home in Minnesota, United States yesterday.

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A publicist confirmed his death. “It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson has died”.

A statement from the Carver County Sheriff’s office said Prince was found in an elevator at his home at Paisley Park Studio. Emergency workers were called, but after they were unable to revive him, he was pronounced dead.

Following Prince’s first album in 1978, he came to prominence in the 1980s. His 1980s releases included 1999, Kiss, Purple Rain, and Sign o’ the Times. He went on to record more than 30 albums. During his career he sold more than 100 million records and had 47 songs reach the US Billboard top 100. Five of those songs, When Doves Cry, Kiss, Let’s Go Crazy, Cream, and Batdance, went to number one. The song When Doves Cry was number one for five weeks.

In 1984 Prince starred in the movie Purple Rain, which was based on his album. The movie’s song score won Prince an Academy Award for best original song score. Prince won seven Grammy awards and in 2004 was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He also wrote songs released successfully by other artists, such as Manic Monday released in 1986 by the Bangles and Nothing Compares 2 U released in 1990 by Sinéad O’Connor.

The Minnesota Star Tribune reported an autopsy will be conducted to determine Prince’s cause of death.



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March 27, 2016

Football legend Johan Cruyff dies at 68 due to cancer

Football legend Johan Cruyff dies at 68 due to cancer

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Netherlands and FC Barcelona football legend Johan Cruyff died in Barcelona on Thursday at the age of 68. He had lung cancer, announced last October. Per World of Johan Cruyff website statement, he died peacefully, his family present.

April 25, 1947 (Amsterdam)–March 24, 2016 (Barcelona)
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The Dutch maestro won three Ballon d’Ors in his nineteen-year career, in 1971, 1973, and 1974. Born in the Dutch capital Amsterdam, Cruyff began his career with Ajax AFC. He won three consecutive European titles, eight Eredivisie titles (“Dutch league”), five KNVB Cups (“Dutch Cup”), a UEFA Super Cup, and an Intercontinental Cup with the capital club. Later in his career, he signed for Feyenoord and won the Dutch league Dutch Cup with them as well.

He joined the Catalans in 1973. In his first season at Barça, the Blaugrana won the league after fourteen years without. That season, Barcelona defeated Real Madrid 5–0 at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. He managed Barcelona for eight years, from 1988 to 1996. When he signed for the managerial position, he said, “I know the club and I don’t want history to repeat itself[…] If we want things to change, we must change history.” In his managing career at Barcelona, he won four consecutive La Liga titles and the club won its very first European Cup in 1992 at the Wembly. Before the match, he told the team “”Go out and enjoy yourselves”((es)). He won a total of eleven trophies before he was sacked. Before he became the manager, the Catalonians had only ten Spanish titles but after 1990, they won thirteen trophies in 26 years.

He took the Dutch national team to the 1974 FIFA World Cup final, but lost 2–1 to West Germany. He completed 34 dribbles, the most by any player in the tournament. Cruyff won the FIFA World Cup Golden Ball in that World Cup. The tournament also saw his famous ‘Cruyff turn‘ for the first time in a match against Sweden. He also promoted the idea of ‘Total Football’, a style of playing the game.

He had a heart bypass surgery in 1991 and stopped smoking. He had been a heavy smoker. Last month, he said that he was he “2–0 up in the first half of a match” against lung cancer.

As a tribute, the Netherlands v France friendly football match on Friday was paused in the 14th minute, as his jersey featured the number 14. The French side won the match 3–2 with Antoine Griezmann scoring an early goal in the 6th minute.



Achievements[]

AFC Ajax (Player)[]

  • 8 Eredivisie titles
  • 5 KNVB Cups
  • 3 European Cups
  • 1 UEFA Super Cup
  • 1 Intercontinental Cup

FC Barcelona (Player)[]

  • 1 La Liga
  • 1 Copa del Rey

Feyenoord[]

  • 1 Eredivisie
  • 1 KNVB Cup

AFC Ajax (manager)[]

  • 1 KNVB Cup
  • 1 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup

FC Barcelona (Manager)[]

  • 4 La Liga
  • 3 Supercopa de España
  • 1 European Cup
  • 1 UEFA Super Cup
  • 1 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup
  • 1 Copa del Rey

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March 26, 2016

Barcelona legend Johan Cruyff dies at 68 due to cancer

Barcelona legend Johan Cruyff dies at 68 due to cancer

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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Netherlands and FC Barcelona football legend Johan Cruyff died in Barcelona on Thursday at the age of 68. He had lung cancer, announced last October. Per World of Johan Cruyff website statement, he died peacefully, his family present.

April 25, 1947 (Amsterdam)—March 24, 2016 (Barcelona)
File photo of Johan Cruyff
Image: Mieremet, Rob / Anefo.

The Dutch maestro won three Ballon d’Ors in his nineteen-year career, in 1971, 1973, and 1974. Born in the Dutch capital Amsterdam, Cruyff began his career with Ajax AFC. He won three consecutive European titles, eight Eredivisie titles (“Dutch league”), five KNVB Cups (“Dutch Cup”), a UEFA Super Cup, and an Intercontinental Cup with the capital club. Later in his career, he signed for Feyenoord and won the Dutch league Dutch Cup with them as well.

He joined the Catalans in 1973. In his first season at Barça, the Blaugrana won the league after fourteen years without. That season, Barcelona defeated Real Madrid 5–0 at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. He managed Barcelona for eight years, from 1988 to 1996. When he signed for the managerial position, he said, “I know the club and I don’t want history to repeat itself[…] If we want things to change, we must change history.” In his managing career at Barcelona, he won four consecutive La Liga titles and the club won its very first European Cup in 1992 at the Wembly. Before the match, he told the team “”Go out and enjoy yourselves”((es)). He won a total of eleven trophies before he was sacked. Before he became the manager, the Catalonians had only ten Spanish titles but after 1990, they won thirteen trophies in 26 years.

He took the Dutch national team to the 1974 FIFA World Cup final, but lost 2–1 to West Germany. He completed 34 dribbles, the most by any player in the tournament. Cruyff won the FIFA World Cup Golden Ball in that World Cup. The tournament also saw his famous ‘Cruyff turn‘ for the first time in a match against Sweden. He also promoted the idea of ‘Total Football’, a style of playing the game.

He had a heart bypass surgery in 1991 and stopped smoking. He had been a heavy smoker. Last month, he said that he was he “2–0 up in the first half of a match” against lung cancer.

As a tribute, the Netherlands v France friendly football match on Friday was paused in the 14th minute, as his jersey featured the number 14. The French side won the match 3–2 with Antoine Griezmann scoring an early goal in the 6th minute.



Achievements[]

AFC Ajax (Player)[]

  • 8 Eredivisie titles
  • 5 KNVB Cups
  • 3 European Cups
  • 1 UEFA Super Cup
  • 1 Intercontinental Cup

FC Barcelona (Player)[]

  • 1 La Liga
  • 1 Copa del Rey

Feyenoord[]

  • 1 Eredivisie
  • 1 KNVB Cup

AFC Ajax (manager)[]

  • 1 KNVB Cup
  • 1 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup

FC Barcelona (Manager)[]

  • 4 La Liga
  • 3 Supercopa de España
  • 1 European Cup
  • 1 UEFA Super Cup
  • 1 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup
  • 1 Copa del Rey

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March 23, 2016

Former Toronto, Canada mayor Rob Ford dies after struggle with cancerous tumors

Former Toronto, Canada mayor Rob Ford dies after struggle with cancerous tumors

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Rob Ford in 2011.
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Former mayor of Toronto, Canada Rob Ford died yesterday morning aged 46, following a cancerous tumor found in his abdomen in 2014 and two more in his bladder in 2015.

A statement issued by Ford’s chief of staff Dan Jacobs called Ford a “dedicated man of the people” who “spent his life serving the citizens of Toronto.”

The former mayor, whose father, a businessman, served on the Ontario Provincial Parliament, was elected mayor in 2010. Before entering office, he had served as a councillor for Ward 2 Etobicoke North, a district in Toronto. He described himself as an “ordinary guy” who wanted to show “respect for the taxpayers”, and proposed measures to reduce taxes. Ford was known for personally returning phone calls from constituents and hosting a summer barbecue every year.

As a mayor, Ford supported expanding the city’s subway system over expanding transit through cheaper means; this caused debate within the city council. Ford also implemented cost cutting measures for the taxpayer, including the abolition of a vehicle registration tax.

In 2013, Ford received global media coverage after a video apparently showing Ford smoking crack cocaine was shown to the press. This caused police to investigate Ford and discover he had links with drug dealers. In November of the same year, Ford admitted he may have smoked crack in a “drunken stupor”. Then, videos apparently showing Ford making offensive comments to minorities and women surfaced. The resulting scandal caused the Toronto City council to remove most of Ford’s powers; he wasn’t removed from office, however, due to a technicality.



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March 22, 2016

Rob Ford, former Toronto mayor, dies at 46

Rob Ford, former Toronto mayor, dies at 46

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Rob Ford, 2011.
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Controversial former mayor of the largest city of Canada has now succumbed to cancer after 18 months of treatment. Rob Ford was 46 years old and his term as mayor of Toronto took place from 2010 to 2014. He has been strongly criticized for insults against visible minorities and for having used crack and abused alcohol.



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March 4, 2016

Gunmen murders Honduran indigenous leader Berta Cáceres

Gunmen murders Honduran indigenous leader Berta Cáceres

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Berta Cáceres, Honduran indigenous leader and environmentalist, was murdered in the first hours of Wednesday when subjects entered her domicile in La Esperanza, Intibucá, one of the eighteen departments in the occidental part of the country. Police noted as the alleged reason of the crime as robbery, but the activist family noted that the homicide occured in retaliation for her activities. The murder occured in a country that has registered nearly 80 murders against environmental activists in the latest years.

The activist, coordinator of the Civic Counsel of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras, had denounced fear for her life recently, as informed by her mother Aura Flores. She also accused the assassination of her daughter as a crime for her activities, and reproached the government for not protecting the integrity of Cáceres. Even she said that the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights had suggested precautionary measures for the activist, which was not fulfilled acording to her mother.

Cáceres, leader of the lenca community, opposed in the latest years to different acts related to the natural resources and the affectation to the Honduran indigenous. One of those, the opposition to the dam of Agua Zarca, a construction that affected the Gualcarque river, considered sacred by the indigenous of the region. Cáceres and the lenca accomplished that one of the biggest hydroelectric enterprises in the world, Synohydro, mark off the proyect as well as the World Bank.

In the attack against Cáceres, would be present mexican activist, Gustavo Castro, who allegedly resulted wounded when the gunmen entered the domicile and commited the crime. Honduran president, Juan Orlando Hernández condemened the act and requested for the prosecution of the country to investigate the crime and take the responsables to the justice.

Cáceres won the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2015.



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Berta Cáceres, a Honduran indigenous leader and environmentalist, was murdered in the early hours of yesterday when intruders entered her home in La Esperanza, Intibucá, in the west of the country. Police cited robbery as the alleged motive for the crime, but the activist’s family said she was killed in retaliation for her activities.

There have been nearly 80 murders of environmental activists in Honduras in recent years, according to remarks to the BBC by a representative of non-governmental organization Global Witness.

Cáceres served as coordinator of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH). She had feared for her life, according to her mother, Aura Flores. Flores also reproached the government for not protecting Cáceres. She said the suggestion of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights that precautionary measures be taken to look after Cáceres had not been followed.

As a leader of the lenca community, Cáceres was opposed in recent years to different acts related to natural resources affecting Honduran indigenous citizens. One she opposed was the dam of Agua Zarca, a construction affecting the Gualcarque river, considered sacred by the indigenous of the region. With the opposition of Cáceres and the lenca, Sinohydro, one of the biggest hydroelectric enterprises in the world, withdrew from the project, as did the World Bank.

Cáceres won the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2015.



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February 20, 2016

Italian writer Umberto Eco dies, age 84

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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Umberto Eco, 2005.
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Umberto Eco, semiotician, philosopher, and novelist, died on yesterday night at the age of 84 at his home in Milan, according to his family. He had cancer.

Eco was born in Alessandria, northern Italy, on January 5, 1932 and attended University of Turin, focusing on Medieval philosophy and literature. In 1956–1964 he worked closely with the Italian television station RAI. In 1975 Eco became a University of Bologna semiotics professor.

Though an essayist, he is best known for his first novel The Name of the Rose, published in 1980 and later made into a motion picture directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud, starring Sean Connery. After the successful debut he wrote more novels, the most recent, Numero Zero, published in 2015.

Eco’s wife and two children survive him.



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February 14, 2016

US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dies, aged 79

US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dies, aged 79

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Sunday, February 14, 2016

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Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, died at the age of 79, according to a Saturday afternoon statement by Chief Justice John G. Roberts.

Reports indicate Scalia died of apparently natural causes while on a trip this weekend in Texas. He was nominated for his Supreme Court position by President Ronald Reagan in 1986.

Scalia’s death prompts US President Barack Obama to nominate a successor, which he said Saturday he will do. Obama, a Democrat, and the Republican-controlled United States Senate, which must confirm a nominee, are likely to be at odds. “I plan”, he stated, “to fulfill my Constitutional responsibilities to nominate a successor in due time […] There will be plenty of time for me to do so and for the Senate to fulfill its responsibility to give that person a fair hearing and a timely vote.”

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said he believes a successor should not be nominated until after a new president takes office next January. “The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice”, he said. “Therefore this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president.”

Antonin Scalia was born on March 11, 1936 and attended Georgetown University and Harvard Law School before a stint in private law practice, followed by a job teaching law at the University of Virginia. He served on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit from 1982 until his confirmation to the US Supreme Court. He was generally considered a leading conservative on the Court during his time as an associate justice.

“He was an extraordinary individual and jurist, admired and treasured by his colleagues,” Roberts said in his statement on Scalia’s death. “His passing is a great loss to the Court and the country he so loyally served.”



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