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Who Died and Who was Born on This Day? Let’s Have a Quick Look

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On this day last year, (November 30, 2021), ex-UCF stand-out RB Otis Anderson died on November 30, 2021, and caused fans to wonder what has happened to the player and if he really passed away or not.

First of all, Mr. Anderson is not related to Super Bowl XXV MVP Ottis “O.J.” Anderson. He played running back and receiver at the University of Central Florida. He’s known as a professional football player, serving as the running back player for the LA Rams.

The player used to be a kick returner in his sophomore and junior seasons as well. With 358 carries for 2,182 yards and 17 touchdowns, while adding 91 catches for 1,025 yards and nine touchdowns, he finished his college career.

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Last season, when the talented player rushed for 687 yards and scored four touchdowns in nine games, he achieved second-team all-conference honors last season. He earned five starts as a running back.


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On this day in 1985 also, American model who debuted in the 2010 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Chrissy Teigen was born. Happy Birthday dear Chrissy.

In 2014, she was featured on the cover of the swimsuit issue. She had one of her first modeling roles as an alternate model on Deal or No Deal. She hosted the 2015 Billboard Music Awards and has appeared as a color commentator on the show Lip Sync Battle.

In 2013, she married musician John Legend. Their daughter, Luna Simone, was born in April 2016 and they welcomed their second child, Miles Theodore, in May 2018. She suffered complications while pregnant with their third child Jack, in 2020, and the child passed away before birth. In August 2022, the couple announced that they were expecting another child.

She portrayed herself performing as a couples counselor in an episode of Inside Amy Schumer.


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On this day last year, (November 22, 2022), the young non-league footballer Leon Taylor’s cause of death had been followed by a flood of questions soon after he passed away at the age of 36. 

The heartbreaking news was confirmed by his team in a statement on their website when they learned of his death last night. They wrote, “Darlaston last night was totally devastated to learn of the passing of our beautiful and great friend, and player Leon Taylor.”

Leon was most recently at Darlaston Town in 1874, and additionally, Sporting Khalsa, AFC Wulfrunians, Brocton, Wednesfield, Bloxwich United, Tividale, and Walsall Wood were some of his former clubs.

The athlete’s current Walsall Wood manager Harry Harris, who played with Taylor for four years, announced, “I spoke to him every day – he was one of my best mates. He was just a great lad – I had so many good times with him. No one ever had anything bad to say about him, and he wouldn’t ever say anything bad about anyone else.”


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Also on this day in 1978, Katherine Heigl, actress and former fashion model who came to fame for her role as Dr. Izzie Stevens on the ABC TV medical drama Grey’s Anatomy, was born.

Happy Birthday dear Katherine!

Playing in Grey’s Anatomy brought her recognition and awards, such as the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2007.

She kicked off her career as a child model with Wilhelmina Models before shifting her attention to acting, making her film debut in That Night (1992) and later starring in My Father the Hero (1994) as well as Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995).

Heigl later acted in the role of Isabel Evans on The WB television series Roswell (1999–2002), for which she obtained nominations for Saturn and Teen Choice Awards.

She also appeared in commercially successful romantic comedy films including:

  • Knocked Up (2007)
  • 27 Dresses (2008)
  • The Ugly Truth (2009)
  • Killers (2010)
  • Life As We Know It (2010)
  • New Year’s Eve (2011).

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Last year on this day, (November 19, 2021), condolences had been shared, informing us of heartbreaking news due to Hans-Erik Dyvik Husby’s passing in November.

Hans Erik Dyvik Husby, born in June 1972, was a Norwegian musician most famous for being the former lead vocalist of the punk rock band Turbonegro. Most famous by the name Hank von Helvete and Hank von Hell, joint No. 1 hit alongside Maria Solheim in the Norwegian Singles Chart with “Rom for all”

Von Hell’s former band Turbonegro, as you may already know, is famous for their tongue-in-cheek humor dealing alongside punk rock antics, homosexual aesthetics, and the formation of a genre they label death punk. 

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“I’m feeling good, I’m feeling great, I can’t hide it; I’m gonna grab the globe, I’m gonna ride it…”

Von Hell released his first single Bum to Bum on 31 August 2018, from his forthcoming solo record Egomania, and later on, the album was released worldwide through Sony Music on 2 November.

“The timing was just right. I was done with other “angels” in life, and it felt like it was time to go back and do what I always should’ve done – ROCK. And shake ass,” he answered due to the question of why he decided to produce a solo record.


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Also on this day in 1961, an American actress who kicked off her acting career in 1981 when made her acting debut in the drama film Rich and Famous, Meg Ryan was born.

Happy birthday to the lovely artist. She later entered the cast of the CBS soap opera As the World Turns in 1982.

Later, she started to play supporting roles in movies during the mid-1980s like a box office hit Top Gun, coming to fame in independent films including Promised Land (1987) before her appearance in the Rob Reiner-directed romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally… (1989) brought her across-the-board attention as well as her first Golden Globe nomination.

Ryan thereafter proved herself, both nationally and internationally, as one of the most successful actresses in the 1990s and early 2000s, especially in romantic comedy movies like When Harry Met Sally (1989), Joe Versus the Volcano (1990), Sleepless in Seattle (1993), and more. In 2015, Meg Ryan made her directorial debut with Ithaca, in which she additionally played.


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We are sad to remind you that on this day last year, (November 15, 2021), the Baseball Player Mr. Lugo passed away, which brought tears to his beloved ones. Julio Lugo’s cause of death was announced.

The beloved baseball player, as you may know, was a Dominican professional baseball shortstop who has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Houston Astros, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, as well as Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox.

It’s said that the former major league infielder sadly passed away after suffering presumably from a heart attack at the age of 45, according to his family.

Before transitioning into a utility role later in this career, Mr. Lugo appeared in 120+ games in six of seven seasons between 2001-07.

In his first season in Boston, he achieved a World Series with the Red Sox. Also, Julio Lugo delivered the walk-off hit in the game that was considered the Mother’s Day Miracle, and he batted 281 in the postseason.


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Also on this day, (November 15, 1991), Shailene Woodley,  an American actress was born. Happy birthday dear Shailene.

First, she started her career as a model and then began acting after her starring role as Amy Juergens in the ABC Family drama series The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008–2013). 

Shailene rose to fame for her role as a teenage cancer patient in the romantic drama The Fault in Our Stars (2014). Also, from 2014 to 2016, she starred as Beatrice Prior in the science-fiction trilogy The Divergent Series.

Who Died and Who was Born on This Day? Let's Have a Quick Look

Some of her other movies are: The Descendants, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Endings, Beginnings, The Mauritanian, The Fallout, The Last Letter from Your Lover, Felicity: An American Girl Adventure and Big Little Lies.

Woodley was honored at the 20th Anniversary Global Green Environmental Awards as she is an environmental activist, receiving the Entertainment Industry Environmental Leadership Award for co-founding All it Takes. Also, she was given the Female EMA Futures Award during the 26th Annual Environmental Media Association (EMA) Awards.


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Last year on this day (November 13, 2021) sadly, global bestselling author Wilbur Smith passed away at his home in Cape Town, South Africa, on Saturday afternoon.

The “undisputed and inimitable master of adventure writing”, Smith’s 49 published books have sold more than 140 million copies around the world.

When The Lion Feeds was published in 1964, it was an instant smash, and each of his following novels has charted on the best-seller lists.

Wilbur Smith unexpectedly died at 88

When it was published, it was the first in Smith’s long-running Courtney series, which recounts the Courtney family’s exploits from the start of colonial Africa through the American Civil War to the apartheid era in South Africa.

Wilbur Addison Smith was born in Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia, in 1933. He was a survivalist and big game hunter, managing his own game reserve and he owned a tropical island in Seychelles.


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Also on this day, (November 13, 1967), the famous late-night TV talk show host with roots in radio and comedy, Jimmy Kimmel was born. Happy birthday dear Jimmy.

He kicked off his Jimmy Kimmel Live! show on ABC in 2003, the star hosted the Emmy Awards in 2012 and 2016 and the Academy Awards in 2017 and 2018.

He was awarded an honorary degree from UNLV in 2013. He got his first paying job in radio as a morning drive co-host of The Me and Him Show at KZOK-FM.

Jimmy Kimmel’s former girlfriend Sarah Silverman publicly shared a comedic video declaring that she was involved with Matt Damon. Kimmel has sometimes joked about his contempt for Damon ever since.

He wedded Gina Kimmel from June 25, 1988, until June 16, 2003. He then tied the knot with Molly McNearney in 2013. Jimmy has two daughters named Jane and Katie and two sons named Kevin and Billy. His brother Jonathan has performed as a director for his show.


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Last year on this day, (November 9, 2022), Northern Ireland civil rights champion and politician passed away, but what is Austin Currie’s cause of death?

The heartbreaking story was first shared through social media, making fans wonder whether Austin Currie has truly passed away as no single reliable source has confirmed the tragic news yet.

“Austin Currie, one of the founding members of the SDLP and a key figure at the beginning of Northern Ireland’s civil rights movement, has died at the age of 82 at his home in Derrymullen, Co Kildare,” Mr. Gareth Milner tweeted.

According to sources, Mr. Currie was the first nationalist to serve as Housing Minister, besides being the last surviving member of the SDLP ministerial team from the Sunningdale Executive.

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Mr. Currie moved to Dublin in the 1980s, being elected for Fine Gael in the 1989 General Election despite serving as minister for state in the rainbow coalition from 1994 to 1997. He lost his seat in the 2002 general election.


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On this day in 1988 also, American actor and fashion model, known for being the last eliminated on Cycle 11 of America’s Next Top Model and for their roles in the films Crazy, Stupid, Love, Lio Tipton was born.

Happy birthday dear Lio.

They was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and kicked off ice skating at two and a half years old. When the star was eight years old, their family moved to Sacramento, California and Lio went to school in Placerville, California.

Tipton opened up in June 2021 that they are queer and non-binary, and use they/them pronouns. Tipton tied the knot with entertainment executive Chaz Salembier in October 2022.

They contested in four U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships. Tipton and their team partner, Phillip Cooke, twice became regional champions and contested twice at the U.S. Junior Figure Skating Championships on the Juvenile level.

Beloved Lio quit competitive skating at 16 while resuming to skate in charity ice shows for AIDS foundations and to reconstruct a rink damaged in a blaze. They attended Marymount California University in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.


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We are sad to remind you that on this day last year, (November 4, 2021), the former owner of Malden Mills in Lawrence, Aaron Feuerstein died on Thursday night, at the age of 95. 

His son, Daniel Feuerstein, confirmed Aaron Feuerstein’s cause of death on Friday, revealing that he died of complications from a fall days before at his home in Brookline. “My father lived a full life. I have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of condolences from the entire Malden Mills community. The love went both ways.”

Who Died and Who was Born on This Day? Let's Have a Quick Look

Despite the fact that the enormous brick factory complex burned in December 1995, Feuerstein continued to pay his 1400 employees for months after the fire shut down operations. Malden Mills was a well-known textile company best recognized for its Polartec synthetic fleece fabric.

He rebuilt the factory that his grandfather had founded in 1906 and had been run by his family for three generations. “I’m not throwing 3,000 people out of work two weeks before Christmas,” Feuerstein said at that time.

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On this day in 1969, Matthew McConaughey, an American actor was born. Happy birthday dear Matthew.

He rose to fame after his breakout role with a supporting performance in the coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused (1993). He acted as a leading man in the drama A Time to Kill (1996).

Who Died and Who was Born on This Day? Let's Have a Quick Look

McConaughey starred in romantic comedies which made him a sex symbol. Movies are The Wedding Planner (2001), How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003), Failure to Launch (2006), Fool’s Gold (2008), and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009).

He won the Academy Award for Best Actor after playing Ron Woodroof, a cowboy diagnosed with AIDS, in the biopic Dallas Buyers Club (2013). His other magnificent movies are The Wolf of Wall Street and Interstellar.


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Last year on this day (November 3), we lost Tyrone legend, John Joe. John Joe’s cause of death was partly released soon after his death.

Through a social media statement, we found out on November 3, 2021, about the passing of John Joe O’Hagan, who passed away at home.

A true great of Tyrone football, John Joe won All-Ireland minor medals in 1947 and 1948 on the first Tyrone teams to bring All-Ireland glory to the Red Hand county, and that was only the beginning of an unforgettable career for club and county.

Last year on this day (November 3), we lost Tyrone legend, John Joe.

Coalisland Fianna CLG sent its deepest sympathies to the O’Hagan family on the passing of John. John Joe O’Hagan was father to former player and manager Damien and grandfather to players Cormac, Jarlath, and Tiarnan.


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On this day in 1983, Julie Berman was born in Los Angeles, California. Berman is best known for her role as Lulu Spencer on the ABC Daytime soap opera General Hospital, for which she earned three Daytime Emmy Awards.

The talented actress is also known for her role on the Golden Globe-nominated Hulu series Casual as Leia, Valerie’s receptionist.

She made her television debut with a recurring role in the WB family drama series, 7th Heaven. She guest-starred on ER and Boston Public.

On this day in 1983, Julie Berman was born in Los Angeles, California.

Julie starred alongside Shelley Long in the 1999 television movie Vanished Without a Trace. Berman guest-starred on prime-time comedy series including Jane the Virgin and Two and a Half Men.

Berman tied the knot with Michael Grady on August 15, 2008. The pair welcomed their first child, son Asher Dean Grady in 2019. Their second child, son Holden Jeffrey Grady was born in 2022.


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Last year on this day (November 1, 2021), one of the oldest surviving former Miss America passed away; however, nothing yet has been shared due to Jo-Carroll Dennison’s cause of death yet.

The lovely lady was known as the oldest living Miss America who had refused to wear a swimsuit on stage again after being crowned. She was born in an Arizona men’s prison in 1923 and grew up performing in her parents’ traveling medicine show.

You may have seen her face, staring in several movies such as Winged Victory and The Jolson Story alongside some series including Dick Tracy in 1950 along with Frank Sinatra and Ed Sullivan, per Deadline.

Actress and Miss America Jo-Carroll Dennison's Cause of Death
“I never thought I had won because of the way I looked, but rather because of the way I felt about myself.”

She stated: “Now in my 98th year, the eight decades that have passed since I won the pageant have been filled with wondrously fascinating experiences.” After entering the contest as Miss Texas, Miss Dennison was crowned Miss America on September 12, 1942. She received both the talent and the swimsuit competitions in the tournament.


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On this day in 1972, also a powerful woman opened her eyes to the world. Australian actress, producer, singer, and songwriter, famous for her projects in TV and independent films, Toni Collette was born.

Happy Birthday, Dear Toni.

The star has been awarded different accolades during her career, such as a Golden Globe Award and a Primetime Emmy Award, in addition to nominations for an Academy Award, a Tony Award, and two British Academy Film Awards. She has additionally got five AACTA Awards, from eight nominations.

Following appearing in her first film in Spotswood (1992) and being nominated for the AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Toni Collette’s breakthrough role came in the comedy-drama Muriel’s Wedding (1994), which gained her a Golden Globe Award nomination and won her the AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

Beloved Toni earned more prominent international acclaim for her role in the psychological suspense film The Sixth Sense (1999) and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She was awarded BAFTA Award nominations for playing in the romantic comedy About a Boy (2002) and the comedy-drama Little Miss Sunshine (2006).


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Last year on this day (October 27, 2022), Sandy Carmichael’s death was announced on social media. He died at the age of 77.

According to sources, in the early 1970s, the Scotland international rugby union player used to be the personification of stern-faced resistance to the established southern hemisphere stronghold of world rugby as British and Irish forward play achieved its high-water mark.

Last year on this day (October 27, 2022), Sandy Carmichael's death was announced on social media.

His grandfather also played soccer for Scotland. He was a skillful hockey player from a very young age, was a gifted athlete, and transferred his game skills most effectively to the rugby field.

It is said that during his first entire season in the Scottish front row, Sandy was experienced in playing on the loosehead in 1967-68.

Scrumpox expressed: “Just heard that Sandy Carmichael has passed away. Thoughts are with his family, all at West and Scottish Rugby. One of the true legends from an era when that moniker was harder earned.”


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Talented American actor Patrick Fugit was born on October 27, 1982, in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. He has appeared in the films Almost Famous (2000), White Oleander (2002), Saved! and Wristcutters: A Love Story.

Fugit portrayed Kyle Barnes in the Cinemax series Outcast. Patrick also played Owen in The Last of Us Part II.

In 2020, he was cast in the main role on ABC’s pilot for Thirtysomething(else), a sequel to Thirtysomething. The pilot was scrapped by ABC later that same year.

Patrick and his best friend, David Fetzer, formed a folk rock band, Mushman, in which Patrick played the guitar and sometimes sang. Fetzer passed away in 2012.


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