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February 26th

Marie Osmond's Adopted Son Committed Suicide In Los Angeles

On February 26, 2010, Osmond's adopted son Michael (18) committed suicide, by jumping to his death. Michael leapt from the floor of his apartment building in Los Angeles, California. He had reportedly battled severe depression for most of his life and had been in rehabilitation at the age of 16

February 24th

Killer whale kills trainer at Orlando's Sea World

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Orlando's SeaWorld suspended its famous orca shows after a killer whale lived up to his name Wednesday, drowning a trainer in front of horrified onlookers.

Police said 40-year-old Dawn Brancheau slipped and fell into his pool, but a witness said the orca rose up from the water and grabbed her by the waist and shook her

February 23rd

Charlie Sheen checks himself in rehab

"As a preventative measure, Charlie Sheen has entered a rehabilitation facility. He will take some time off his series Two and a Half Men. He has asked that his privacy be honored. No further statements are planned."

February 22nd

Dick Cheney & Bob Dole hospitalized. Alexander Haig Dies

  • On February 22, 2010, former vice president Dick Cheney was admitted to George Washington University Hospital after experiencing chest pains. His doctors are evaluating the situation and he is resting comfortably, according to a statement by his staff.

  • On February 22, 2010 Bob Dole (1996 presidential nominee)was hospitalized for pneumonia.

  • On February 20, 2010, Alexander Haig died from complications from a staphylococcal infection

    Alexander Meigs Haig, Jr. (December 2, 1924 – February 20, 2010) was a United States Army general who served as the United States Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan and White House Chief of Staff under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. He also served as Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, the number-two ranking officer in the Army, and as Supreme Allied Commander Europe commanding all U.S. and NATO forces in Europe.

February 12th

Olympic luger killed in crash

Nodar Kumaritashvili (November 25, 1988 – February 12, 2010) was a Georgian luger who had competed since 2008. He finished 44th in the 2008-09 Luge World Cup. Kumaritishvili is the third sportsman who died in the history of the Winter Olympic Games.

Accident & death of Nodar Kumaritashvili
Kumaritashvili qualified for the 2010 Winter Olympics. During a training run at the Whistler Sliding Centre Kumaritashvili was injured after serious accident. He flew off the track and hit a support column. His injuries apparently required medical personnel to perform chest compressions. He was reportedly going 90 mph (144.3 km/h) when he hit the concrete post. He succumbed to his injuries in a Vancouver hospital.

February 11th

Bill Clinton hospitalized after chest discomfort, gets stents

On February 11, 2010, Clinton was rushed to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York, NY after complaining of chest pains. This was 5 years after he received a quadruple bypass surgery in September of 2004. He underwent surgery to place two stents in one of his coronary arteries. A source said "he is fine" and will recuperate. * Comment closed for politician

Alec Baldwin taken to hospital after argument

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Baldwin, who is due to host the Oscars on 7 March, was discharged from the New York hospital after an hour.

His spokesman put the incident down to a "misunderstanding".

"This was a misunderstanding on one person's part," said Matthew Hiltzik in a statement.

"Alec was quickly released from the hospital, he's completely fine and is at work today."

February 9th

Louis Gossett Jr. diagnosed with prostate cancer

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Louis Gossett Jr. recently learned he has prostate cancer, but it is in an early stage, the actor said Tuesday.

"I count this diagnosis among the many challenges I have faced in my life and overcome," Gossett said in a statement. "I expect this to be no different."