Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and actor. He was a musical innovator and known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, and wide vocal range. His music integrates a wide variety of styles, including funk, rock, R&B, soul, psychedelia, and pop. He has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. He won seven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, the first year of his eligibility. Rolling Stone ranked Prince at number 27 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
Prince had OD’d on Percocet days before his death, and he ingested so much, EMTs had to administer a “save shot” at the airport where his plane made an emergency landing to save his life.
Sources in Moline, Illinois tell investigators. Prince’s entourage told responders he had taken the painkiller after his Atlanta concert which triggered the emergency. Percocet is a painkiller which contains a combination of acetaminophen and oxycodone, an opioid. It is highly addictive.
Prince went to his local Walgreens 4 times in the week leading up to his death. Witnesses say he was pacing and agitated, waiting for someone to bring out his meds. Now we are not yet saying that this caused his death but it is certainly being looked at as a contributing cause. The autopsy has been done and the info will be released in the coming weeks.
On Thursday, a Prince representative told the Authorities that there were “no further details as to the cause” after the musician was found unresponsive in an elevator in his Paisley Park compound. The Midwest Medical Examiners Office announced on Friday that it had completed its autopsy on Prince at 1 p.m. CDT, with his body to be released to his family. The info will be released in the coming weeks. It can take weeks to receive final results from toxicology reports in deaths where substances are involved. Gathering the results will take several days and the results of a full toxicology scan could likely take weeks. We shall Keep You Posted.
Roby, an officer with the London Police Department in Kentucky, responded to a routine call for shoplifting on Saturday, Jan. 17, but couldn’t bear to put the suspect in handcuffs. He ended up helping him instead.
According to the Sentinel-Echo, the man was accused of taking only one thing: baby formula, which he needed to feed his 6-month-old son.
In light of the circumstances, the store opted not to press charges. Roby also declined to push the matter further.
“Me citing him for court wouldn’t have done any good for him,” Roby told WKYT, explaining what he did next. “He’s already short on money, can’t afford formula, so me making him appear in court, he’s still not going to have any food for that baby.
Instead of handcuffs, Roby bought the “speechless” single father several cans of formula, an act of kindness he told LEX18 isn’t really a big deal.
“You see your son or your daughter in that little carrier,” Roby told the station. “And you think what would you want somebody to do for your son or your daughter?“
“Behind the uniform, I’m a human being and I’m a person out in this community just like any of them. I have a little boy. I’m a father just like that gentleman was,” Roby added to WKYT. “We’re not these robots … There’s a human behind the badge.”
Story Is Taken From The Huff Post
On June 29, 1983, Joe Delaney, a running back for the Kansas City Chiefs who was living in nearby Ruston, went with friends to Critter’s Creek, an amusement center at Chennault Park in Monroe, Louisiana. While reportedly discouraging swimming children from venturing too far out in a pond, Delaney dove in to save three children who were screaming for help, floundering in a water hole left by recent construction work. The water hole, which covered two acres and was 6 foot deep, was not intended for swimming but to add to the park’s aesthetics. Despite his inability to swim, Delaney nevertheless tried to rescue the children. One child managed to get out of the water without harm and another was taken to an emergency room where he later died; police recovered the body of Delaney and the remaining child. The amusement park has since been closed to the public.
Delaney’s name is commemorated at Arrowhead Stadium in the Kansas City Chiefs ring of honor.
Three thousand people attended Delaney’s burial and memorial service on July 4 which was held in the sweltering heat of the Haughton High School gymnasium. President Ronald Reagan honored Delaney with the Presidential Citizens Medal on July 15, and it was presented to Delaney’s family by Vice President George H. W. Bush. Reagan’s words were:
“ He made the ultimate sacrifice by placing the lives of three children above regard for his own safety. By the supreme example of courage and compassion, this brilliantly gifted young man left a spiritual legacy for his fellow Americans.
Parts of this story were taken from Wikipedia.