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Jim Carrey Late GF Penned Suicide Notes Long Before Death

10/18/2016 1:00 AM PDT
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1017-jim-carrey-cathriona-white-tmz-instagramJim Carrey's late girlfriend wrote multiple suicide notes during their relationship years before she actually killed herself.

Sources tell us investigators uncovered several notes after Cathriona White's death in which she suggested she was going to commit suicide, but didn't. The first was in October 2012 -- a month after her father died and 2 months into dating Jim. She wrote about not fitting in this world and being "too messed up for anyone to really love." She also said she loved Carrey and apologized to him.

The second one -- written right after their May 2013 breakup -- accuses Carrey of giving her STDs and blames him for her suicidal thoughts. She wrote "my blood is on your hands" and "you pulled the trigger on me." Again, she did not kill herself.

1018-cathriona-white-suicide-letters-2012-2013-TMZ-LAUNCH-02Cathriona and Jim got back together as a couple 18 months later. They had a romantic date in Malibu, just 9 days before her fatal OD in Sept 2015.

1017_jim_carrey_cathriona-white_dinner_splash-2The notes could be crucial in the wrongful death suits filed against Carrey by Cat's estranged husband and mother. On one hand ... it's clear she was upset about STDs in 2013. On the other hand, she got back together with Jim in 2014. It also seems she was troubled and distraught about several things besides Jim ... including the 3rd anniversary of her father's death.

The final suicide notes, found near Cat's body, mention heartbreak ... but not STDs. She said in one of the notes to Jim "You are my family" and left him in charge of her burial and estate. She did not in either note mention her estranged husband or mother.

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MLB's Giancarlo Stanton Graffiti Tribute to Jose Fernandez ... In Brazil

10/18/2016 7:14 AM PDT

Even on vacation, Miami Marlins superstar Giancarlo Stanton can't stop thinking about his teammate Jose Fernandez ... and paid tribute to the late pitcher with some graffiti art in Brazil. 

Stanton -- along with teammate A.J. Ramos and L.A. Angels pitcher Ricky Nolasco -- teamed up with street artist Tito Na Rua and transformed a wall in Rio to a colorful memorial to "Nino."

1018-giancarlo-stanton-jose-fernandez-memorial-tribute-INSTAGRAM-02All three players signed their names and jersey numbers on the art which features the word, "Saudades" ... which is a Brazilian saying that loosely translates to "a feeling of longing."

Fernandez died in a boating accident in Miami last month -- he was only 24. 

Shawty Lo Pills Found at Time of Death ... Body Reeked of Booze

10/17/2016 10:04 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

1017-Shawty-Lo-gettyShawty Lo died of blunt force trauma -- but he had painkillers on him when he died, and smelled of alcohol ... TMZ has learned.

The rapper's autopsy report reveals Shawty suffered the blunt force injuries to the head when he was ejected from his vehicle in a car crash last month. The Fulton County Medical Examiner also found a prescription bottle on him labeled "Promethazine" ... which was actually filled with Percocet and Vicodin.

The medical examiner goes on to say Shawty's body bag emitted a strong smell of alcohol when opened ... but the official toxicology results are not in yet.

Here's another doozy ... the medical examiner says 2 females were in the car with Shawty at the time of the crash, and asked cops on scene if they could take a bunch of cash out of his pockets. The cops allegedly let 'em do it ... leaving behind around $16. 

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Dennis Byrd Crash No Obvious Signs Other Driver Was Drunk ... Or Texting

10/17/2016 8:18 AM PDT
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1017-dennis-byrd-GETTY-02There were no obvious signs the 17-year-old driver who crashed into NY Jets legend Dennis Byrd was drunk or texting at the time of the fatal crash ... law enforcement tells TMZ Sports

50-year-old Byrd was killed when a Ford Explorer slammed into his Hummer H2 at 11:16 AM in Oklahoma on Saturday. 

Cops say the driver of the Ford was a 17-year-old boy -- who had a 12-year-old passenger. Both boys were hospitalized in stable condition. 

Investigators believe the 17-year-old veered across his lane and into oncoming traffic -- colliding with Byrd's car ... and killing him. 

So, why did the car veer in the first place? 

Cops tell TMZ Sports there was nothing at the scene to lead police to believe the 17-year-old was drunk. However, blood was drawn and is being tested to see if there was anything in his system. 

We asked if the driver could have been distracted by his phone at the time of the crash -- we were told, "The driver's phone was off when officers arrived."

Cops are still investigating. 

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Tyson Gay Father, Son Duo Arrested ... In Daughter's Murder

10/17/2016 6:11 AM PDT
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A father and his son have been arrested in connection with the death of Tyson Gay's 15-year-old daughter ... after officials say they were in a shootout with a 21-year-old man when a stray bullet struck the young girl. 

The U.S. Olympic sprinter's daughter, Trinity, was killed early Sunday morning when she was hit in the neck outside the Cook Out restaurant in Lexington, Kentucky around 4 AM. 

The father, son duo is  38-year-old Chazerae Taylor and his 19-year-old son D’Markeo -- who cops say were in a shootout with 21-year-old D'Vonta Middlebrooks.

The Taylors have been arrested and charged with wanton endangerment. Middlebrooks was hit with the same charge PLUS a weapons charge. 

Cops say they are still actively investigating the incident. 

Minnesota Vikings' Anthony Barr Secret To Our Dominant Defense? We're Gettin' Help From PRINCE!!

10/17/2016 12:40 AM PDT
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Vikings star Anthony Barr says Minnesota's M.V.P. may NOT be on the field ... it might be the big guy above ... ya know, Prince!!

TMZ Sports ran into Barr last week at LAX ... and had to ask him whether he thought the undefeated Vikings were getting outside help from the late pop icon and Minnesota native.

Barr -- who says the Vikings dominant defense could go down in history as the best of all-time -- gives a great answer.

The Vikings didn't play this weekend ... so A.B. also breaks down his plans for his mini vacay in L.A.

Check out the clip!

'Pretty Little Liars' Director W Hotel Insists ... We Didn't Kill Your Husband

10/17/2016 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

1013--Norman-Buckley-gettyThe W Hotel couldn't possibly have known "Pretty Little Liars" director Norman Buckley's husband would kill himself when it denied Buckley access to his room ... according to new legal docs.

The W says Buckley put its Hollywood hotel staff in a damned if you do, damned if you don't dilemma. Buckley wanted to deliver meds for PTSD and paranoia to his husband, Davyd Whaley. The hotel says letting him in would have violated Whaley's explicit request for privacy. 

According to docs, the hotel says it had no malicious intent when it denied Buckley. 

TMZ broke the story ... Buckley sued the W for wrongful death, alleging the hotel blocking him stopped him from rescuing his husband from suicide.

The hotel is asking the judge to dismiss the lawsuit.

NY Jets Dennis Byrd Dies in Car Crash

10/16/2016 7:09 AM PDT

1016-dennis-byrd-GETTY-01Former NY Jets star Dennis Byrd -- was paralyzed in a game, but learned to walk again -- has died in an Oklahoma car accident.

The collision happened Saturday in Byrd's home state, outside Tulsa. According to cops, a Ford Explorer traveling in the opposite direction swerved into Byrd's lane and crashed into his vehicle. He was declared dead on the scene from "massive injuries." Two people in the Explorer suffered serious injuries.

Byrd infamously suffered an on-field injury in 1992 that left him paralyzed. However, less than a year later he taught himself to walk again ... and became a huge inspiration to NFL players and fans.

The Jets retired his number 90 jersey in 2012. Team owner Woody Johnson said, "The inspiration he provided to all not only by his play on the field but from the way he overcame life's obstacles was remarkable by any measure."

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Kimbo Slice's Son I Love Antonio Brown's Cleats ... Now Go Ball Out!!

10/15/2016 12:45 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Antonio Brown's tribute to the late Kimbo Slice just got the stamp of approval from Kimbo's son ... who says he's proud to see his father honored in such an awesome way.

TMZ Sports spoke with Kevin Ferguson Jr. -- a.k.a. Baby Slice  -- about the kicks ... and what it means to him to have one of the NFL's best show love to his pops.

"It feels good, man ... it lets me know that my dad touched a lot of people."

The clip's pretty cool ... Kevin has a message for Brown. He also previews his pro MMA debut at Bellator 162 next week ... and it doesn't sound promising for the dude steppin' into the cage with Baby Slice.

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Tommy Ford Death Talk During Final Interview

10/15/2016 12:50 AM PDT
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Tommy Ford talked like he was at death's door shortly before he died.

TMZ has obtained what appears to be the "Martin" star's last interview ever with Xcellence Community Magazine founder Dr. Angella Banks. He almost wrote his own eulogy.

TMZ broke the story ... Tommy died Wednesday after an aneurysm ruptured. He was 52.

R.I.P.

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Hot Model Lindsey Pelas Talks LSU Tiger Mascot ... In The Language Of Cleavage

10/15/2016 12:35 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

There are VERY BIG reasons to watch this clip ...

One ... IG model Lindsey Pelas is going to give some really thoughtful and smart insights on the drama her alma mater, LSU, is having with PETA over its live tiger mascot.

Two ... she's doing it while wearing a low-cut shirt sure to bring out the tiger in most of you guys ... and some of you ladies.

Check out the clip -- she's not really on the side of PETA, and she's not really on the side of keeping the mascot ... but she's definitely on the side of BEING SUPER DAMN FREAKIN' HOT.

R.I.P. Mike VI.

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Prince Tribute Stevie, Chaka & More ... Nearly 5 Hour Send-off Show!

10/14/2016 7:44 AM PDT

1014-prince-gallery-launch-getty-01It took almost 6 months, but Prince's final tribute was a monster of a show with huge performances ... despite some big name dropouts.

Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Tori Kelly, and Jessie J ... were just a few of the names that put on the marathon show -- it went for more than 4 1/2 hours inside Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

The sold-out show overcame last minute cancellations from John Mayer, Anita Baker and Christina Aguilera

The show ended with "Purple Rain" ... and an ominous recording of Prince's voice saying, "I love you." 

'Martin' Star Tommy Ford Dead at 52

10/12/2016 2:08 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

1012_tommy_ford_remembering_launchTommy Ford -- who played Tommy on the '90s hit show "Martin" -- has died ... TMZ has learned. 

Tommy passed away Wednesday in an Atlanta hospital surrounded by family and friends.

As we reported, Ford had been on life support after an aneurysm ruptured in his abdomen. He was initially hospitalized Sunday, and his health had declined since. Family made the decision to turn off support this afternoon.

Ford played Martin Lawrence's best friend for all 5 seasons of the show. Co-star Carl Payne arrived at Ford's bedside on Wednesday morning. He tells us, "On behalf of the family, we would like to thank everyone for their love, support and prayers." He says the family will announce funeral arrangements at a later date.

He was 52. 

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