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French Fitness Model Killed by Exploding Whipped Cream Can

6/22/2017 7:54 AM PDT

French fitness blogger Rebecca Burger died after a whipped cream can exploded onto her chest ... according to her family. 

Rebecca, who was popular on Instagram, was killed last weekend in a totally bizarre accident. Her family says the pressurized canister blew up, hit her chest and triggered a heart attack.

The hit reportedly sent her into cardiac arrest, which ultimately led to her death.

The family also posted a pic of a whipped cream canister with a warning about using similar products. They claim "thousands" of defective ones are still in circulation.

Rebecca was 33.

Harry Styles Stepfather Dead After Cancer Battle

6/22/2017 6:24 AM PDT

Harry Styles' stepfather has passed away after battling cancer.

Robin Twist died earlier this week from cancer, according to Harry's reps. He married Harry's mother, Anne Cox, in 2013 where Harry served as best man.

Robin helped raise Harry and his sister, Gemma, through their teenage years, including through Harry's time on "The X Factor" ... which launched his and the rest of One Direction's career.

Robin leaves behind Harry's family as well as 2 other kids from another marriage.

He was 57. RIP. 

Havoc on Prodigy's Death I Nearly Crashed With My Kid When I Heard

6/22/2017 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Prodigy's partner in Mobb Deep thought his death was one of those rumors they hear all the time, and he even joked around about it ... until he confirmed the devastating news hours later.

Havoc spoke out for the first time since Prodigy died, and told us he left Las Vegas Sunday knowing Prodigy was in the hospital. Unfortunately, that wasn't uncommon and Havoc says he wasn't too concerned -- his friend had battled sickle cell throughout their 28 years together. Plus, he'd checked up on him multiple times by phone ... and his condition was improving.

Havoc thought nothing of a "weird rumor" he heard Tuesday morning, saying ... "I was really laughing, to be honest with you."

One call to their road manager changed that.

Havoc says he made the call while driving from his 5-year-old son's kindergarten graduation -- "I could've crashed with my kids in the car."

As for remembering Prodigy with their music -- Havoc says, "I'm still f**ked up. I can't listen."

Comedian Bobby Slayton Sues Hospital and Doctors My Frail Wife Needed More Help!!

6/21/2017 6:24 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Bobby Slayton's wife's death could have been avoided if her caretakers paid more attention to the grave condition she was in ... according to a new suit.

Slayton's wife, Teddie Lee Tillett, was in the Sherman Oaks Hospital outside L.A. in March 2016 for pneumonia for 5 days before being discharged to a nursing facility ... according to the docs.

"The Pitbull of Comedy" claims her condition worsened there and she had to be taken to another nearby hospital in an ambulance ... where she eventually died on March 23, 2016. He blames the docs' lack of skill in treating her for her death.

Slayton's suing the doctor who originally discharged her from Sherman Oaks Hospital, along with the nursing facility, for damages.

Bobby's daughter, Natasha, is also listed on the suit. She is a member of the girl group G.R.L.

Simon Cowell Recruits 1D, Spice Girls and The Who Members for Grenfell Tower Fire Tribute

6/21/2017 2:30 PM PDT

In response to the devastating Grenfell Tower fire ... Simon Cowell brought together a supergroup ... including Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Geri Halliwell, Pete Townshend, and Roger Daltrey for a moving tribute. 

The Artists For Grenfell gathered in a London studio over 3 days to record a new version of Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge over Troubled Water." They were just a half mile away from the tower where at least 79 were killed.

Others on the track include Nile Rodgers, Robbie Williams, Rita Ora, Jessie J, James Blunt, Bastille and Leona Lewis. In all, more than 50 artists contributed. The song is available on iTunes, and proceeds will support victims and their families.

You can also make donations at ArtistsForGrenfell.com.

Prodigy Cause of Death Delayed Pending Toxicology

6/21/2017 1:14 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Prodigy's autopsy is now complete and the Clark County Medical Examiner will not determine cause of death until there is a full toxicology report, but we're told that in no way insinuates drugs were a factor.

TMZ broke the story ... the Mobb Deep rapper died Tuesday morning ... just days after performing in Vegas. His team suggested he died after a lifelong battle with sickle cell anemia. Our sources also say Prodigy choked on an egg in the hospital shortly before he died.

Toxicology tests frequently reveal drug use, but authorities tell us the Clark County M.E. routinely performs these tests, even if there's absolutely no evidence of drug use.

We're told the tests will take 6 to 8 weeks to complete.

Prodigy was 42.

'Ghostbusters II' Baby Oscar Actor Commits Suicide

6/21/2017 10:29 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

11:40 AM PT -- According to the medical examiner ... Henry committed suicide by hanging himself. He was discovered by his brother in his apartment, who cut him down and called 911, but it was too late.One of the twins who played Baby Oscar in "Ghostbusters II" has committed suicide ... TMZ has learned.

Henry 'Hank' Deutschendorf -- who played the role of the baby along with his twin brother, William -- killed himself at his home in Escondido, CA last week ... according to law enforcement sources. 

William says Hank died after a long battle with schizoaffective disorder -- a combination of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. He experienced hallucinations, delusions, depression, and mania and "fought for his life every day."

Hank and William ran a martial arts school in the San Diego area. Hank was named after his uncle, John Denver, whose real name was Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr.

Hank also appeared as himself in the 2017 documentary, "Cleanin' Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters."

Henry was 29.  

RIP

Philando Castile Fiancee's Daughter in Tears Don't Get Shooted, Mom!

6/21/2017 9:08 AM PDT

Moments after Philando Castile was shot dead by Officer Jeronimo Yanez ... his fiancee and her daughter were in the back of a police car, and the just-released video of them is absolutely heartbreaking.

You'll recall, Diamond Reynolds broadcast the aftermath of the July 2016 police shooting on Facebook Live. Her then 4-year-old daughter was sitting in the back seat of the car during the shooting, and afterward police put them both in custody.

In this video authorities just released ... Reynolds is still screaming in anger in the back of the police cruiser -- and the little girl cries, "Mom, please don't scream 'cause I don't want you to get shooted!"

She sobbed and continued begging her mother to calm down.

The video was just released because Yanez's trial ended last week. He was found not guilty of manslaughter.

Prodigy Wheeled Out on Stretcher After Saturday Concert

6/20/2017 6:45 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Prodigy must have been hurting bad Saturday night, because during the after-party he was in such bad shape he was wheeled out on a stretcher and taken to the hospital where he later died.

The Mobb Deep rapper arrived at The Mirage for the official after-party at 1OAK. He was supposed to perform, but at around 1:30 AM Sunday he told people he was feeling bad and those around him were so concerned they put him on the gurney.

The emergency followed an incident earlier in the evening ... where he was supposed to meet with fans at an earlier concert that day but canceled because he was feeling ill.

We got a photo of the rapper being wheeled out the back of The Mirage. 

TMZ broke the story ... Prodigy died Tuesday morning, but the cause of death has not been determined.  

Jermaine Dupri On Prodigy's Death ... We Lost a Hip-Hop Centerpiece

6/20/2017 5:51 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Jermaine Dupri -- like millions of hip-hop fans -- is mourning the loss of Prodigy from Mobb Deep ... whom he calls one of his favs.

We got the rapper at LAX, where he gave his condolences and mad props to Prodigy and the hardcore East Coast sound he created.

Dupri ticks off a couple of his favorite Mobb Deep records ... which had a huge influence on his career.

As we reported ... Prodigy was hospitalized over the weekend before he died, but the cause is unknown.

Philando Castile Dash Cam Vid Shows Fatal Shooting

6/20/2017 2:23 PM PDT

Philando Castile's fatal shooting at the hands of Officer Jeronimo Yanez is being seen in police dash cam for the first time ... and it shows Yanez firing a least 7 shots at point-blank range.

Yanez was found not guilty last week of manslaughter in the July 2016 shooting. The deadly incident had only been seen previously in the aftermath video Philando's girlfriend broadcast on Facebook Live. The police video was released Tuesday. 

Castile was pulled over in Falcon Heights, Minnesota for a busted taillight. In this video, you can hear Castile inform Yanez he has a gun in the car. The officer tells him not to reach for it, Castile tries to explain he's NOT reaching for it ... and then the shooting began.

Officer Yanez claimed he feared for his life during the traffic stop.

Prodigy Choked On an Egg While Hospitalized

6/20/2017 1:24 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Prodigy choked on an egg Tuesday morning in the hospital, where he'd been getting treatment for a bout with sickle cell anemia ... TMZ has learned.

Multiple sources -- connected to Prodigy and the investigation into his death -- tell us he choked on the egg ... however, it's still unclear if that ultimately caused his death. We're told officials are trying to find out if it was the choking or the sickle cell symptoms he'd been battling for days.

We're told Prodigy had to be pulled out of a fan meet-and-greet event after Saturday night's concert in Las Vegas ... because his security team noticed he was struggling. It appears his sickle cell was exacerbated by extreme desert temps -- it was reportedly as hot as 110 during the concert. The disease made him prone to dehydration and weakened his immune system.

We're told on his way out of the venue, Prodigy told Ice-T goodbye ... and headed to his hotel to get some rest.

His condition worsened -- his publicist says Prodigy had to be hospitalized some time after that.

Prodigy From Mobb Deep Dead at 42

6/20/2017 11:03 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Prodigy, one half of Mobb Deep, has died in Las Vegas ... TMZ has learned.

His publicist says he was hospitalized "a few days ago in Vegas after a Mobb Deep performance for complications caused by a sickle cell anemia crisis. As most of his fans know, Prodigy battled the disease since birth."

The publicist added ... "the exact cause of death has not been determined."

Prodigy was in Vegas over the weekend performing with the Art of Rap tour ... with Ghostface Killah, Onyx, KRS-One, and Ice-T ... to name a few. Mobb Deep performed Saturday night.

Prodigy and his partner, Havoc, formed Mobb Deep in NYC in the early '90s. Their biggest hits include "Quiet Storm" and "Shook Ones."

He was 42.

Prodigy even broke into the cooking biz last year when he published, "Commissary Kitchen: My Infamous Prison Cookbook." He talked to us about it on TMZ Live.

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