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In memory of those who "died suddenly" worldwide, April 5-11 (PART 2)
"Sudden deaths" all over Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia, with a French pilot dying in mid-flight, three Sri Lankans dying suddenly in fuel queues, and 20+ people dying in a Shanghai nursing home
Note the death, in Russia, of ultra-nationalist Vladimir Zhirinovsky—recipient of eight COVID shots since August, 2020—after “a serious and prolonged illness.”
Family: Actor Uwe Bohm died unexpectedly
April 10, 2022
According to his family, actor Uwe Bohm died unexpectedly at the age of 60. Uwe Bohm began his career with the film "Nordsee ist Mordsee" and became known for his roles in thrillers such as "Tatort".
"He passed away suddenly and unexpectedly," his family reported in the early afternoon of April 9.
Morbihan: the plane pilot has a cardiac arrest in mid-flight, his novice passenger takes control; the passenger, a 35-year-old woman, saved the plane from crashing into houses, escaped virtually unscathed.
April 9, 2022
This Saturday, April 9, in Morbihan, near Lorient more precisely, the pilot of a passenger plane had a heart attack in mid-flight, report our colleagues from Ouest France and Le Télégramme. Around 10 a.m., and while they were flying towards the Quiberon peninsula, the pilot, aged around sixty, felt a sharp pain in his chest and lost consciousness.
His passenger, aged 35, who was receiving her first flight lesson, had the reflex to take control of the aircraft to prevent the plane from crashing into houses. He finally crashed in a swamp. The young woman then managed to get out of the device to alert a walker who called the emergency services. When help arrived, the pilot was dead. The passenger, in shock, "is practically unscathed", assured the CODIS of Morbihan.
Rhenen alderman Peter de Rooij (57) suddenly passed away on Saturday morning. He has been an alderman on behalf of the SGP in the municipality of Rhenen since May 2018, with spatial planning in his portfolio. Before that, he was a councilor for his party for eight years.
April 9, 2022
Due to the death of De Rooij, the Municipal Executive of Rhenen has temporarily suspended all its official activities. Negotiations on a new coalition have also been halted.
Mayor Hans van der Pas reacts upset to the message of the death: “This is unbelievable, I actually have no words for it. It is impossible to comprehend. Friday evening we had a meeting in the context of the farewell of the old city council. At 10.30 am I said 'See you Monday' to him and Saturday morning I get a phone call that he has passed away.”
Gert van Laar (just stepped down as councilor) also spoke to Peter de Rooij for the last time on Friday evening. “We have worked together for twelve years.”
Van Laar calls De Rooij a cheerful man. And he was on Friday too. “It's so unreal that he's suddenly gone.”
Peter de Rooij turned 57 years old.
[No cause of death reported.]
Salvo Nicosia—52 Year Old Fashion Publicist Dead After Heart Attack
April 8, 2022
Salvo Nicosia, a highly respected and well-liked communications director of Alberto Ferretti, died on Friday after suffering cardiac arrest in Milan, aged 52.
Reports online from Italy state he allegedly fell ill two days ago on the way to work. The ambulance arrived within 30 minutes to help him but he was already in an irreversible coma. He died while at the hospital.
Friends remembered his healthy lifestyle, a non-smoker and regular gym-goer and attentive to nutrition.
“Heartbroken and shocked over the sudden passing of my dear longtime friend Salvo Nicosia. He will be greatly missed by so many of us.”
Mother, 45, died in front of her daughter
April 10, 2022
The first results of the autopsy carried out on the lifeless body have just arrived Maria Cristina Tarallithe 45-year-old mother who died unexpectedly before the eyes of her 17-year-old daughter.
It would appear that the medical examination identified one as the cause of her death acute heart failure. It will now be necessary to understand if the identified cerebral criticalities have one correlation with the accident she was involved in a few years ago, in 2019.
The prosecutor who is dealing with his case, has ordered further investigation also with regard to hospitalization after the accident, to understand if the doctors in 2019 have subjected her to adequate care. Or whether the long-term reported damage is the result of medical negligence.
On the morning of her death, which happened not many days ago, she had decided to stay in bed because she wasn’t feeling well.
She began to lose a lot of blood and died before the eyes of her daughter Ludovica. The young woman could not do anything to save her mother. She called her father, who was preparing to alarm the rescue, but no one could do anything to save life of the young mother.
63 years old, struck down by a heart attack on the football field; the long attempts to revive him were useless
April 8, 2022
Follina - He was talking to a friend when suddenly he fell to the ground, suffering from cardiac arrest. The historic collaborator of Follinese Calcio died on Friday afternoon. He was the keeper and maintainer of the football field, manager of the sports club bar.
Giancarlo Lovisotto, 63, followed the youth teams with passion, he was like another grandfather to children and teenagers. Yesterday afternoon, a few minutes before the tragedy, he went to see the president, the pharmacist Mimmo D'Agostino.
Tragedy in Pomezia, 40 years old collapses and dies in the street
April 7, 2022
Tragedy in the early afternoon of today, April 7, in Pomezia, where a man died while he was on the street. It happened just before 15:00 in via della Stazione, in Santa Palomba, near the station of the same name.
It is a 40-year-old man who was in his car. The 40-year-old, a worker from Pomezia who had finished his shift in a local company and was about to go home, had just gotten into his car when he suddenly collapsed behind the wheel.
Some passersby noticed the scene and called for help. The 118 health workers arrived on the spot and tried to revive the young man, but were unable to do so. The man died shortly after. Given the drama of the situation, the intervention of the carabinieri was requested.
The military personnel and the coroner also arrived, confirming the death of natural causes. The body remained in place for a few hours, the time of the ritual formalities.
The biker hit by illness in Masserano didn't make it, he was 42 years old
April 5, 2022
Coming from Asti, he was in the company of a friend when he suddenly felt ill and collapsed unconscious on the ground.
He was not going to run into a tree, as initially ascertained.
He was later transported to Biella for treatment with the helicopter rescue but his condition appeared rather serious and shortly after he died. The victim, coming from Asti, was about 42 years old. The ritual investigations are underway to better clarify the dynamics of the incident.
Rome: collapses while walking in the street and dies
April 5, 2022
He had gone out for a walk when he suddenly collapsed to the ground. It happened in Rome, in the Statuario-Capannelle area, in via del Calicetto, a few steps from the Parco del Calice. The middle-aged man was walking along the road that runs alongside the railway around 17:00 when, due to an illness, he fell to the ground.
Some people who witnessed the scene called for help, realizing that it was something serious. A 118 ambulance arrived at the scene accompanied by a medical car. The ship's doctor attempted to resuscitate the man, but despite the attempts there was nothing to be done. Two patrols of the state police also intervened and the mortuary police and the necropsy doctor appointed by the ASL to certify the death were then called.
The man's body was transferred to the hospital, where it will remain for the ritual exams before being returned to the family. From a first reconstruction, it would seem that the man was the victim of a fulminant heart attack.
Age not noted.
Tragedy in Rome: he walks in the street, collapses and dies; 69-year-old man who died while walking in via Cave Ardeatine
April 7, 2022
Then men and women, young or old, often struck down by lightning-fast illnesses. This is the case of a 69-year-old Roman man who this morning, around 7.35 am, died in via Cave Ardeatine.
He was walking in the street, when he suddenly collapsed. All attempts to rescue him were useless, the 118 staff who intervened on the spot, together with the Carabinieri of the Rome Garbatella Station, could not help but ascertain the death of him. The 69-year-old died, according to the first tests, of a cardiocirculatory arrest. The body was entrusted to family members.
Tragedy in Rome: he feels bad, collapses and dies; 80-year-old died in Viale Andersen in Rome
April 5, 2022
He was waiting for the bus when he suddenly felt ill. He collapsed to the ground, under the incredulous eyes of those present, and so he died, at that stop, there at the end of the line, in Via Andersen, near the tobacconist's.
It happened this morning in Rome, near the Torrevecchia district: here a man, an elderly man of 80, died instantly, struck down by a sudden illness. The attempts to rescue him were useless, there was nothing to be done. The Carabinieri intervened on the spot for all the investigations and the 118 health personnel who, unfortunately, could not do much, except to ascertain his death.
On social media there are many messages from residents, who wonder what happened and who, once they hear the news, cling to the pain of the family.
Rome, tragedy at the station: 23 years old collapses and dies on board the train
April 10, 2022
He dies on the train at the age of 23. He had just got on the regional 4502, which goes from Rome to Grosseto . He had sat in his place and the convoy had left Termini station only three minutes when the tragedy happened. The young man suddenly collapsed at 17:33 yesterday, Saturday 9 April, when the train had reached the Roma Tuscolana station.
The passengers around him immediately raised the alarm and the train was stopped. The emergency services of the 118 arrived immediately, but, despite the attempts to revive him, for the boy, born in 1999, there was nothing to do. The 23-year-old's body was transferred to the Tor Vergata Polyclinic and entrusted to the necropsy doctor for the usual examinations.
Struck by a sudden illness, he died in the street a stone's throw from home; it is the tragic fate of a 77 year old from Castrezzato; the neighbors gave the alarm: help was useless
April 6, 2022
The drama took place a few minutes before 1 pm on Wednesday: the man felt ill while walking along via per Rovato, collapsing to the ground a few meters from the house where he lives, under the astonished eyes of passers-by and neighbors.
The neighbors, who witnessed the last dramatic moments of the 77-year-old's life, gave the alarm: once the request for help was triggered, a medical car and the ambulance of the Trenzano rescue volunteers arrived in a few minutes. The 118 health workers tried to resuscitate the elderly person for over 30 minutes, but the efforts were unfortunately in vain: his heart never started beating again.
The surveys were entrusted to the carabinieri of the Chiari company. There would be no doubt about death from natural causes, probably due to a heart attack.
Young teenage footballer died suddenly in Cadiz.
April 5, 2022
Andalucian football is in mourning upon learning of the death of Jorge Salmerón Mezcua, a UD San José Obrero player from Jerez de la Frontera, who died suddenly at the age of 13.
Following the news, which was reported by several Spanish outlets including Lavoz del Sur, other clubs across Andalucia paid tribute to the young footballer.
“From CD Guadalcacín we deeply regret the death of Jorge Salmerón, a CF San José Obrero player who was only 13 years old. Much encouragement to his family and to CF San José Obrero in these difficult times,” the Guadalcacileño club wrote on Twitter.
Kolkata club football icon Chibuzor of Nigeria dies of a heart attack
April 8, 2022
Chibuzor Nwakanma, or simply Chibuzor to his millions of fans in Kolkata, was one of the icons of Indian club football. The Nigerian striker, who had played for all the three big clubs of Kolkata – East Bengal, Mohun Bagan and Mohammedan Sporting – was among the greatest forwards of his era, and one of the most popular and enduring stars of the Maidan (Kolkata football scene).
His sudden death on April 8 from a heart attack at his residence in Aba, Nigeria, cast a pall of sorrow among football fans of the city, who continued to remember Chibuzor as one of their own even though he had retired and left the country nearly 25 years ago. He was 57 at the time of his death.
New details have emerged over the events that preceded the death of youthful politician Charles Juma Okusimba, at a Kilimani nightclub
April 10, 2022
Speaking to the press on Saturday, April 9, the family of the deceased disclosed that they were still reeling from the shock following his sudden death noting that he had not been ill at all.
Okusimba, a former President of the Student Organisation of Maseno University (SOMU), arrived at the club on the night of Thursday, April 7, before he was found unconscious by a cleaner more than 10 hours later.
Earlier that day, the former student leader cum political operative in Nairobi is said to have attended a series of political meetings before hitting the club.
When he was found, he was rushed to the hospital but was pronounced dead upon arrival.
"When we inquired from them, they told us that they found him gulping for air. This means that by the time they found him, he was not already dead. He died on the way to the hospital," stated James Onyango, the deceased relative.
Okusimba's sister, Gladys Atieno, corroborated with Onyango noting that they had asked the police to investigate the matter conclusively. "We have asked the police to investigate the matter because he was not ill. If he were sick, he would have told me. He had been in meetings," she stated.
The body of the deceased was later moved to Montezuma Monalisa Funeral Home.
The police have also launched investigations into the matter with an autopsy on the body of the deceased slated to take place on Monday, March 11.
No age reported.
Union minister seeks probe into footballer's death
April 11, 2022
Lucknow: Union minister Anupriya Patel has demanded an inquiry into the death of football player, Jyoti Patel who died in a hostel in Kolkata on April 4.
Jyoti Patel was from Varanasi.
Expressing grief over the demise of Patel, Anupriya called for an impartial probe into the mysterious circumstances in which the player was found dead.
She also assured all help to the bereaved family.
Jyoti Patel, who represented the country at the national level several times, was found dead in the hostel and not much is known about the circumstances that led to the death.
Age not reported.
Senior editorial boss at regional daily dies suddenly aged 52
April 5, 2022
A senior journalist who was in charge of the opinion pages at a regional daily has died suddenly aged 52.
Tributes have been paid to Yorkshire Post opinion editor Tom Richmond, who has been described as a “formidable journalist” by colleagues.
In addition to his work for the Leeds-based daily, Tom was also known for his writing on horse racing.
Post editor James Mitchinson announced Tom’s death in a series of Twitter posts.
Posting on Friday, James wrote: “The Yorkshire Post family is still coming to terms with our loss. He truly embodied everything that we wanted to be as a newspaper.
“Already we miss him dearly. Tom was a formidable journalist; a ferocious inquisitor; a tenacious talent determined to make a difference and yet, for all of those traits he went about his journalism with a deft touch.”
Rajasthan BSF Jawan Come Barmer Promotion Training Suddenly Died Deteriorating Health
April 11, 2022
A BSF jawan who came on training in Barmer, Rajasthan, suddenly died due to deteriorating health. Actually, BSF jawan Sunil Kumar son Ramswaroop, a resident of Khetri in Jhunjhunu district, was posted in the 102nd Battalion in Bhuj, Gujarat. The jawan had come to the promotion training in the 83rd Battalion which started in Barmer from April 4.
On Monday, while eating food after training, he felt dizzy and his health deteriorated. After this the jawan was taken to the district hospital by ambulance, where doctors declared him brought dead. On receiving information about the incident, the Kotwali police station, in the presence of battalion officers, kept the body in the mortuary of the Government District Hospital and started investigation.
[No age reported.]
Three sudden deaths reported at fuel queues
April 11, 2022
Another individual died while waiting in queue to obtain fuel at a Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CEYPETCO) fuel station in Galle early this morning. The Police said the man had stood in line at a fuel station in the Thawalama, Hiniduma area in Galle to obtain diesel. The individual had arrived at the fuel station to purchase diesel for his lorry and had stood in line for nearly an hour.
As he had suddenly fallen ill, he had been transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead after admission. The deceased has been identified as a 43-year-old resident of Habarakada, Galle.
The Police said two more deaths in queues at fuel stations were also reported over the weekend.
A man who had arrived at a fuel station in the Dankotuwa area on the Dankotuwa- Negombo road died due to a sudden illness on Saturday. The Police said the individual had arrived at the fuel station to purchase fuel for his bus and had visited a nearby shop. At the time, the man is reported to have suddenly collapsed due to a sudden illness. However, the man had died while being transported to the Dankotuwa Hospital. He has been identified as a 47-year-old resident of Gonawila. The Police said further investigations have revealed that the man had died due to a heart attack.
Meanwhile, the driver of a car is reported to have died in his vehicle a few minutes after purchasing fuel in the Vaikkal area in Wennapuwa on Sunday.The Police said the man had purchased fuel and had died in his car after driving nearly 10 meters. The deceased has been identified as a 51-year-old resident of Kochchikade. Investigations have revealed that the man had been undergoing treatment for a heart condition.
Russian nationalist lawmaker Vladimir Zhirinovsky dies at 75
April 6, 2022
MOSCOW -- Russian nationalist leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky, a senior lawmaker whose sulphurous rhetoric and antics alarmed the West but appealed to Russians’ aggrievement and wounded pride, has died at age 75, the speaker of the lower house of Russia's parliament said Wednesday.
State Duma speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said Zhirinovsky died after “a serious and prolonged illness.” The lawmaker was hospitalized with COVID-19 on Feb. 2; in late March, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Zhirinovsky was “in serious condition.”
ABC News also mentions, passingly, Zhirinovsky’s multiple COVID jabs:
He advocated for Russia to forcefully regain control of Alaska from the United States, suggested that Russia hit former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s residence with a nuclear weapon and said he wanted a DNA test to see if he was related to Donald Trump.
He also claimed he had received a total of eight COVID-19 shots since August 2020.
From the archives:
Zhirinovsky Says He Has Injected Himself With 6 COVID Vaccine Doses So Far
Oct 21, 2021
As the politician admitted, the first three vaccinations he received were Sputnik V vaccines. He injected the third dose when antibodies began to decrease. Six months later, Zhirinovsky was vaccinated with two doses of another Russian vaccine against coronavirus – EpiVac. As soon as his number of antibodies decreased, Zhirinovsky made the third vaccination with EpiVac. The seventh vaccination is the flu shot, which Zhirinovsky said he gets every year.
“But before that, I had six vaccinations in a year and a half! The very first did! And the flu is common – every year – I did it too. Seven vaccinations! Of course, this is a burden, it is difficult, but we must secure each other, ” said the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party.
The politician also noted that it is impossible to stop the disease if the Russians are not “vaccinated”. In his opinion, the “infection” will go away if you get vaccinated.
Earlier, Zhirinovsky suggested that three parties – the Communist Party of the Russian Federation , Fair Russia – For the Truth and New People – pay the cost of non-working days, which will be introduced in the country from October 30. Zhirinovsky wrote that, according to some estimates, the non-working day regime will cost the Russian economy 60 billion rubles. This amount, according to him, can be recovered from those organizations that, before the elections to the State Duma, “parasitized on anti-vaccination sentiments, which led to an outbreak of morbidity.”
Chris Bailey, singer of Australian rock band The Saints, has died aged 65
April 11, 2022
Chris Bailey, lead singer of Australian rock band The Saints, has died, at the age of 65.
The band confirmed the news of Bailey’s death on their official Facebook page this morning. No cause of death was given.
Big Day Out Co-founder Ken West Has Died At Age 64
April 7, 2022
In a statement the family issued the following announcement:
“We bring unfortunate news that, Ken West; a father, husband, mentor and most of all a legend, has passed away peacefully in his sleep on the morning of the 7th April 2022. Our family would appreciate respect and privacy during this difficult time. Ken was big and noisy in life, but passed quietly and peacefully.”
Ken, along with his business partner Viv Lees, produced the record-breaking Big Day Out festival that toured Australia and New Zealand from 1992 through to 2014. In its heyday the festival featured world renowned international acts such as Nirvana, Rage Against the Machine, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Chemical Brothers, Rammstein, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Patti Smith and PJ Harvey along with a myriad of Australian acts such as Powderfinger, Hilltop Hoods and Spiderbait who became household names through their main stage appearances at the event.
In January this year Ken had released an excerpt from his upcoming book to mark the 30th Anniversary of the inaugural Big Day Out that took place in Sydney in 1992.
More Than 20 Elderly People Have Died at Shanghai Donghai Elderly Care Hospital
April 7, 2022
At the Shanghai Donghai Elderly Care Hospital, or Donghai Nursing Home for short, at least 20 elderly people receiving care have died in the hospital recently, and their families are trying to find out the reason.
The Donghai Nursing Home is the largest elderly care center in Shanghai with 1,800 beds, according to The Wall Street Journal. In recent days, the Donghai Nursing Home has asked family members for permission to cremate the bodies kept in the hospital in the past few days. Fearing that the body was decomposing, some family members agreed to cremation, but some refused and asked the hospital to show evidence of the death process. One of the families said they requested an autopsy.
One of the family members, Ma Hua, told The Wall Street Journal that she and her family were shocked by the news of her 82-year-old father’s sudden death. She said that she was never told by the hospital that her father was in critical condition, so they rejected repeated requests from the hospital to send the body to a crematorium.
Donghai Nursing Home has so far not given any explanation or reply to the family’s refusal of cremation.
Two of CCP China’s domestic media outlets, Sixth Tone and Caixin, previously reported on the Donghai nursing home, but the reports were removed in less than two hours.
Caixin reported that two crematoriums near Shanghai had received more than a dozen bodies from the Donghai nursing home. Care workers at the hospital said they had seen several bodies and at least 100 patients had tested positive for COVID-19. One of the care workers said that when an old man died, he “died without dignity, was put directly into a yellow bag with his name being written on it and then was taken straight away.” But the report was blocked in less than two hours.
According to statistics, there are 4 million people over the age of 65 in Shanghai.
22 million (out of 26 million) Shanghai residents had already received two jabs and more than 11 million had boosters: