Willie Mays Dead At 93

Willie Mays, one of the greatest baseball players to ever step foot on a baseball diamond, died at 93, Major League Baseball announced Tuesday evening.

Mays had been living in an assisted living facility in the Palo Alto, CA area, according to the Giants.

"The Say Hey Kid" was 24x MLB All-Star, 12x Gold Glove winner, Rookie of the Year, and 2x NL MVP who patrolled the massive Polo Grounds center field for the New York Giants before the team relocated to San Francisco in the late-50s.

RILEY STRAIN CAUSE OF DEATH Revealed ... Autopsy Sheds More Light

Riley Strain's disappearance and subsequent death captured the nation's attention -- and now we finally know how he died ... as we've obtained his autopsy report.

According to the docs ... Riley's official cause of death is listed as drowning and ethanol intoxication -- with the manner cited as accidental. There's more info here as well ... including what his BAC was when his body was examined ... officials say a concentration of 0.228.

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One other thing that his family might be interested in ... the autopsy report notes there was no evidence of significant trauma to his body. There were traces of THC found in his system as well.

Jackson James Rice Kite Foil Racer Dead At 18 Weeks Before Olympic Debut

Jackson James Rice, an up-and-coming kite foil racing star, tragically passed away this weekend just weeks before his debut in the 2024 Olympics. He was only 18.

Rice's father, Darren, confirmed his son died on Saturday during a free diving accident in Faleloa, Tonga. It's believed JJ suffered a shallow water blackout.

JJ's father said other divers found his body around 12:15 PM on the seafloor ... under the boat. They tried to resuscitate him but he passed away.

'Seinfeld' Star Hiram Kasten Dead at 71 ... Comedian, Sitcom Regular

Hiram Kasten -- a force on the New York City comedy scene in the 1970s and '80s who appeared on "Seinfeld" -- has died.

The actor-comedian passed away Sunday after battling various illnesses including prostate cancer ... according to an obituary posted to his official Facebook page.

In the obituary, Kasten's remembered as a hilarious comedian, charming guy and terrific family man who rose to fame during New York City's comedy boom of the 1980s.

Atlanta Bus Hijacking 'Speed' Actor Shocked Over Life Imitating Art

A wild, deadly bus hijacking in Atlanta is stirring up some wild flashbacks for one of the actors from "Speed."

As we reported, a madman in Atlanta hijacked a city bus, which he used to lead police on an unbelievable high-speed chase ... and, during which he allegedly shot and killed a passenger.

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Hawthorne James, who played bus driver Sam Silver in the 1994 blockbuster, tells TMZ ... he was shocked watching footage of the Atlanta bus bouncing off cars.

It all gave him some serious déjà vu, but, of course, he acknowledges the major difference is Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock and himself always knew they were safe.

Olivia Newton-John Instagram Posts Pic For Pride ... Anti-Gay Commenters Respond

Olivia Newton-John's Instagram account's under fire after posting a pic of the late star in support of Pride ... with commenters rushing to blast the post's intention.

The actress -- who passed away back in 2022 -- still has an active social media account, and the IG admin decided to share a snap of ONJ in a rainbow-covered sweater ... wishing all of the late actress' followers a Happy Pride Month.

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While it seems a rather innocuous post, it started a firestorm among Newton-John's followers ... who flooded the comments section with a ton of homophobic comments.

Mama June Chickadee's Always w/ Me ... Carries Anna Cardwell's Ashes in Bracelet

Mama June always keeps her daughter close to her ... revealing she has Anna "Chickadee" Cardwell's ashes in a piece of jewelry she always wears.

The reality star revealed the news to People in an interview published Saturday ... saying she has a bracelet filled with Anna's ashes -- partially as her way of keeping Cardwell's memory alive.

MJ told the outlet she's always toting Anna around and talks about her daughter a lot -- so, it certainly seems the late 29-year-old is never far from her mom's mind.

'I Try' Singer Angela Bofill Dead At 70

Angela Bofill – the R&B vocalist best known for her songs, "I Try" and "Angel of the Night," has died.

Bofill passed away at her daughter's home in Vallejo, California. Her cause of death was not disclosed, but she had previous health issues.

In 2006 and 2007, Bofill suffered two strokes, causing paralysis on the left of her body.

EX-NBA PLAYER DARIUS MORRIS DIED FROM HEART DISEASE ... Drugs, Booze Play Factor

The cause of death for ex-NBA player Darius Morris has just been revealed ...  heart disease is the killer, with drug and alcohol use playing a big role.

Darius' official cause of death is coronary artery disease ... according to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner.

According to the ME's death investigation summary, obtained by TMZ Sports, drug and alcohol use was a significant factor in Darius' death ... specifically, the effects of cocaine, hydrocodone and ethanol.

'DEADLIEST CATCH' STAR NICK MAVAR DEAD AT 59 ... After Medical Emergency

Nick Mavar -- who was once a deckhand on the F/V Northwestern on "Deadliest Catch" -- has died ... TMZ has learned.

The Police Chief of Bristol Bay Borough Police Department in Alaska tells TMZ ... the ex-Discovery Channel star died Thursday afternoon in Naknek -- this after experiencing a medical emergency of some sort.

BBBPD wouldn't elaborate on the nature of the medical emergency -- noting it was too early in the investigation to draw conclusions. We are, however, told Nick's family has been notified of the tragic news.

8-Year-Old Girl Dies After Medical Emergency ... On Flight to Chicago

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10:23 AM PT -- A rep for SkyWest tells us ... "SkyWest flight 5121, operating as United Express from Joplin, MO to Chicago O’Hare diverted to Peoria, IL Thursday morning and was met by paramedics to attend to a passenger in medical distress. We appreciate the efforts of our crewmembers who responded quickly to assist and the medical personnel who met the aircraft."

A child died Thursday after suffering a medical emergency aboard a flight ... despite the crew's best efforts to resuscitate her.

FL Gator Who Ate Homeless Woman Tracked, Dissected on Body Cam

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The Florida alligator that ate a homeless woman last year got killed and cut open by officials once they discovered the grisly act -- and now ... we're seeing all the aftermath on tape.

TMZ has obtained new photos/video from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission that shows exactly what they did when they learned the beast had killed and eaten Sabrina Peckham -- who was living in an encampment near a canal in Largo.

The body cam video shows the moments after the gator had been shot and killed -- with Wildlife officials fishing the animal out of the water and throwing it on a truck bed ... and later cutting it open to get the poor woman's body parts out from inside its guts.

TMZ TV Hot Takes Ben and J Lo's Money Problems ... Goldie Hawn, James Worthy

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have issues with finances, Goldie Hawn has issues with crime in Los Angeles, and James Worthy remembers Jerry West ... all this on today's hot takes.

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First on "TMZ Live" Harvey and Charles dive into the financial issues surrounding Ben and Jen as they hurtle towards divorce.

Mexican Resort Hot Tub Tragedy TX Couple ID'd as Victims Husband Dies After Electrocution

The two people who were electrocuted at a Mexican resort hot tub have now been identified -- and sadly, one of them has died as a result of the incident ... so say local officials.

According to the attorney general's office for the state of Sonora ... the individuals who were shocked while in the jacuzzi at a hotel in Puerto Peñasco are actually a married American couple from El Paso, TX ... and their names are Jorge Guillen and Lizzette Zambrano.

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Per local authorities, Jorge died as a result of an electrical discharge that went off while they were both in the water ... and Lizzette is said to be in critical condition at a hospital.

Tony Bennett Daughters Claim Bro Isn't Being Forthcoming on Family Trust Value

Tony Bennett's kids appear ready to engage in a legal war -- his daughters are accusing their older brother of not being forthcoming on where all their dad's dough has gone.

Antonia and Johanna Bennett just filed legal docs claiming their sibling, Danny Bennett, hasn't been straight with them over questions about the finances of the Bennett Family Trust -- which they say Danny has been running as trustee.

Per the docs, obtained by TMZ, Antonia and Johanna say they've grown suspicious of what exactly Danny has done with their father's fortune -- estimating that their dad brought in north of $100 million in live performances alone over the past 15 years of his active career.

James Worthy Mourns Jerry West's Death 'I'll Miss The Guy'

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Lakers legend James Worthy says he's heartbroken over Jerry West's death ... telling TMZ Sports he's going to miss his good friend dearly.

Worthy -- who West actually selected with the first pick of the 1982 NBA Draft when he was LA's general manager -- spoke with us just hours after Jerry's passing on Wednesday ... and reflected on his time with the Hall of Famer fondly.

James said he learned of the news at a place Jerry loved -- a golf course -- and initially, his heart hurt. But he said moments later, the memory bank of his time with West kicked into high gear.

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