Johnny Wactor Friend Organizes March in DTLA ... 1 Mo. After Unsolved Murder

CALLING ON CITY LEADERS
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Johnny Wactor's close friend is pressuring L.A. officials to find his murderers and hold them accountable ... organizing a march through downtown to keep the late actor's memory alive.

Micah Parker -- a fellow actor and one of Johnny's best pals -- spearheaded Wednesday's march, and we talked to him in the street  ... with him telling us Johnny's murder should be a wake-up call for the city, hoping those in power acknowledge there is a problem with crime.

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TMZ broke the story ... Johnny was shot and killed by a group of thieves who were trying to steal his catalytic converter ... a type of theft that many Angelinos are very familiar with.

Atlanta Bus Hijacking Video Shows Wild Police Pursuit ... One Passenger Killed

WILD BUS CHASE

A crook hijacked a city bus in Atlanta, holding the driver at gunpoint and taking passengers hostage before leading cops on a high-speed pursuit across the city ... ending in a death.

Aerial footage shows law enforcement pursuing the bus through Atlanta Tuesday ... the bus speeds through city streets, weaves through traffic and smashes through civilian cars and cop cars during a chase that played out over miles and miles of road.

When police finally stopped the bus, passengers ran for safety ... and the suspect was hauled off in handcuffs. SWAT officers cleared the bus and found a passenger suffering from a gunshot wound. They were rushed to a hospital in critical condition and ended up dying.

USM Football's MJ Daniels Dead At 21 ... Shot And Killed In Car

University of Southern Mississippi cornerback Marcus "MJ" Daniels Jr. -- who also played for Ole Miss -- was tragically shot and killed in his car this week, police confirmed.

He was just 21 years old.

The Hattiesburg Police Department said the shooting happened Tuesday night near Highway 49 in Mississippi.

MJ, LeBron & Vanessa Bryant Pay Tribute To Jerry West ... 'Forever Love!'

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9:16 AM PT -- The NBA will hold a moment of silence in Jerry West's honor prior to Game 3 of the Dallas Mavericks vs. Boston Celtics Finals matchup on Wednesday, TMZ Sports is told.

The NBA world is mourning the passing of one of its legends, Jerry West ... with Michael Jordan, LeBron James and Kobe Bryant's wife, Vanessa, among those expressing their grief shortly after the announcement.

"I am so deeply saddened at the news of Jerry's passing," Jordan said following the news on Wednesday.

YOUTUBER BEN POTTER Cause of Death Revealed ... Single-Car Crash

YouTuber Ben Potter -- AKA, Comicstorian -- died as a result of injuries sustained in a car crash on an interstate in Colorado ... TMZ has learned.

The Colorado State Patrol tells TMZ ... Ben was behind the wheel Saturday morning when his Toyota 4Runner went off the right shoulder on I-25 near Fort Collins, with his SUV rolling multiple times.

We're told Ben's car crossed the other side of the interstate before rolling ... and Ben sustained fatal injuries. Cops say he was wearing a seatbelt.

Rapper Enchanting Dead At 26 ... Gucci Mane Pays Respects

Enchanting -- the Texas-born female rapper who was once positioned to be the First Lady of Gucci Mane's 1017 Records -- died suddenly this week ... leaving him completely gutted.

On his IG, Gucci posted a pic of Enchanting with the heartbroken caption ... "So sad to have to say R.I.P to such a great young lady a true star we gone all miss you Chant 😢 💔"

Several other hip hop artists -- Erica Banks, Lakeyah, Omeretta, Gloss Up and more -- also paid respects to their colleague after Lil CJ Kasino, an artist manager out of Fort Worth, confirmed the news on IG while reminiscing about the tracks she laid down in his studio.

YouTuber BEN POTTER COMICSTORIAN DEAD at 40 ... After Accident, Wife Says

YouTuber Ben Potter -- AKA, Comicstorian -- has died suddenly ... and it sounds like a freak accident.

The content creator's wife, Nathalie, confirmed the tragic news Monday, throwing up a loving tribute to the online star ... who had racked up over 3 mil subscribers discussing Marvel/DC Universes and creating comic book audio dramas.

Nathalie wrote, "Two days ago, on June 8th, my husband, Ben Potter, passed away in an unfortunate accident.  To many of you, he was Comicstorian, voicing stories from across multiple different mediums. To his loved ones, he was one of the best and most supportive individuals anyone could ask for."

Animal Planet Snake Expert Python Victim Didn't Suffer ... Details of Death Still Horrifying!!!

The shocking video aftermath of an Indonesian woman's death by python is creating more questions -- but a renowned snake expert knows what most likely happened, and it's the stuff of nightmares!

Here's the deal ... a massive 20-foot-long snake devoured a mother of 4 while she was walking through the forest to get to a market. As we reported, locals -- including the victim's husband -- later found the serpent, killed it and recovered her body.

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Now, Mark O’Shea, host of the old Animal Planet series "O'Shea's Big Adventure," tells TMZ -- in disturbing, yet fascinating detail -- what most likely occurred when the reticulated python attacked.

Grayson Murray Honored At U.S. Open W/ Plaque ... Weeks After Death

The USGA is helping keep Grayson Murray's memory alive ... the golf org. just honored the late star with a tribute inside the locker room at Pinehurst, the site of this week's U.S. Open.

The silver plaque salute was placed right on the front of what would have been Murray's locker, and it was touching. It read, "The USGA remembers Grayson and pays tribute to the playing accomplishments that merited his place in the 124th U.S. Open Championship."

At the bottom, it added, "Be kind to one another."

Adam West 'Batman' Woulda Loved Eminem's Homage ... Says His Family

Eminem's latest music video for the single "Houdini" is out, and among the millions viewing the banger is the family of the OG Batman Adam West, who loved the rapper's salute to his work.

In the video for the track, which is part of Em's upcoming "The Death of Slim Shady" LP -- he's back in the ol' Robin outfit he was wearing back in 2002 .... when “Without Me” rocketed to No. 1 on the charts.

Nina Tooley, West's daughter, told TMZ her dad would have loved the video, which in the family's opinion spoke to the enduring brilliance of the TV show and her father's version of the Caped Crusader.

Killer Python Devours Mother Of Four ... Before Machete Ending

BELLY OF THE BEAST

The death of a mother of four in Indonesia looked like something out of a grisly horror flick ... 'cause the woman was eaten alive by a massive snake!!!

The all-too-real story happened Thursday when the female victim named Farida was making her way through the forest to get to a market near her house in Kalumpang, an agricultural province in the Mamuju Regency of West Sulawesi.

During her walk, the snake reportedly slithered up to her and sank its teeth into her leg before wrapping itself around her body and strangling the life out of her.

Disneyland Employee Dies After Golf Cart Accident at Park

A Disneyland employee died Friday after sustaining injuries in a golf cart accident ... according to the Anaheim Police Department.

The incident occurred Wednesday -- APD said in a statement released Saturday -- saying police, fire and rescue personnel arrived at Disneyland just before 11:30 AM PT.

Cops say the victim suffered a head injury after falling from a moving golf cart that occurred backstage, not within the park grounds where patrons are allowed.

YOUTUBER TWOMAD $200K Net Worth When He Died

Late YouTube star Twomad died without a will -- not shocking considering how young he was -- but now his mom is taking steps to control his estate, which was worth a couple hundred thousand dollars.

According to new legal docs, obtained by TMZ, the internet personality had $200,000 worth of cash and personal property back in February when he died.

Twomad -- whose real name was Muudea Sedik -- was only 23 years old, and he didn't have a spouse or any kids, so his mom, Feyruza Mohammed, has filed docs to become the administrator of his estate.

Jennifer Aniston 'Oh God, Don't Make Me Cry' ... Weeps Over 'Friends' & Matthew Perry

Jennifer Aniston's most iconic role is now also a big trigger for her -- a question about the "Friends" anniversary made her break down, as she's still reeling from Matthew Perry's death.

Jen sat down for a conversation with "Abbott Elementary" star Quinta Brunson to discuss their craft for Variety's "Actors on Actors" series ... but, the convo took an emotional turn when Quinta set up a question about the classic sitcom turning 30.

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Check out the clip ... as soon as Jen heard what was coming she whispered, "Oh God, don't make me cry." That reaction then made Quinta start tearing up ... and both women shared a moment as they tried to avoid bursting into a full cry sesh.

Aaron Gordon Tattoo Tribute To Late Brother, Drew ... Days After Death

Denver Nuggets star Aaron Gordon's latest addition to his body art collection is a truly special piece -- dedicating part of his chest to his late brother, Drew, who tragically died in a car accident last week.

Gordon debuted the ink in an Instagram post on Thursday ... his first public appearance since it was announced Drew passed away at just 33 years old.

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The new tat is a screaming gorilla on his pec ... with Drew's initials featured in the lower left corner.

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