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Chris Cornell’s wife still searching for answers in his suicide death 

Vicky Cornell is still searching for answers in the unexpected suicide death of her husband, rocker Chris Cornell.

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On Friday, Cornell flew to Detroit to meet with the medical examiner four months after that examiner ruled her husband’s death a suicide by hanging.

In May, Chris Cornell was found dead in his Detroit hotel room after reportedly “sounding groggy” on the phone with his wife following a concert at the Fox Theatre.

A toxicology report later revealed that he had Naloxone (Narcan), Butalbital (a sedative), Lorazepam (Ativan), Pseudoephedrine (a decongestant) and barbiturates in his system at the time of his death. The Narcan was reportedly administered by EMTs at the scene, as it is used to reverse opioid overdoses, according to People.

>> Related: Chris Cornell’s family continues his legacy through charity work

Chris Cornell is survived by Vicky Cornell and their children, daughter Toni, 13, son Christopher, 11; as well as his daughter Lily, 17, from a previous marriage.

Romance radio’s Delilah grieving son’s suicide; can’t fathom ‘how to go on’

Syndicated radio host Delilah announced the sudden death of her son Zachariah with fans on Saturday.

The radio host took to Instagram on Saturday to share the “devastating news” that her teenage son had taken his own life last week.

RELATED: Hearts are breaking after a beloved comedian passed away unexpectedly at a young age

“In the early morning hours of Tuesday, October 3, my son, Zachariah, took his life,” she wrote. 

“He was being treated, counseled, and embraced fiercely by family and friends while battling depression for some time now. My heart is broken beyond repair and I can not fathom how to go on…but I have to believe he is at peace with the Lord and that God will get us through.”

Delilah said that she’s taking some time away from her radio show and social media to “grieve.

This isn’t the first child Delilah lost. In 2012, she lost her son Sammy to complications of sickle-cell anemia.

According to People, she is known as the “Queen of Snappy Love Songs” and has shared millions of songs as dedications to her fans on her syndicated radio series.

‘Fast & Furious’ feud erupts again between the ‘Rock’ and co-stars

The ninth installment of the “Fast & Furious” franchise was set for release in April of 2019, but production has been pushed back for unspecified reasons — and it looks like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s co-stars think it’s all his fault.

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“Congratulations to @TheRock and your brother in law aka 7 bucks producing partner @hhgarcia41 for making the fast and the furious franchise about YOU,” Tyrese Gibson said, taking the first shot in an Instagram post. Then following it up with a hit at Johnson’s summer movie remake “Baywatch,” which opened to lukewarm reviews and slow ticket sales.

“And like you, DJ even if they call I will not be deleting this post – Gn folks see you in 2020 April #FastFamily right? Nah ... it’s about #TeamDewayne #3yrs will it be worth the wait? #NoShaw just Hobbs will this be another #BayWatch?”

The actor then doubled down on his criticism, posting a picture of a movie poster from the franchise, accusing Johnson of breaking up the “Fast Family” by allegedly accepting a spin-off opportunity.

“Diversity, love, multi ethnic worldwide multi generational, United Nations, One Race, Fast Family ... Until Dewayne showed up. I guess this whole time he had a problem cause he wasn’t the ONLY ONE on the movie poster,” Gibson wrote.

>> Related: Vin Diesel honors his ‘brother’ Paul Walker at MTV Generation Award for ‘Fast and Furious

Later, fellow “Fast & Furious” star Vin Diesel also took to Instagram to throw shade at Johnson. He shared a photo of  him, Gibson and the late Paul Walker, all of whom starred in the franchise. For the caption, he simply wrote, “Brotherhood.”

Rapper Nelly denies rape allegation, says he is 'completely innocent'

Rapper Nelly is denying the rape accusation that led to his arrest early Saturday.

>> Rapper Nelly accused of rape, arrested after show

News broke that the rapper, whose real name is Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr., was booked into a Washington jail by the Auburn, Washington, Police Department after a woman came forward claiming that he raped her in his tour bus. He was set to perform with Florida Georgia Line in Ridgefield over the weekend.

Attorney Scott Rosenblum, Nelly’s representative, said the accusation was “fabricated” in a statement:

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"Our initial investigation clearly establishes this allegation is devoid of credibility and is motivated by greed and vindictiveness. I am confident, once this scurrilous accusation is thoroughly investigated, there will be no charges. Nelly is prepared to address and pursue all legal avenues to redress any damage caused by this clearly false allegation."

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Nelly denied the allegations on Twitter after he was released from jail without charges.

An investigation is currently underway.

Jason Aldean opens 'SNL,' pays tribute to Las Vegas victims, Tom Petty

Jason Aldean and his band have kept a low profile in the aftermath of the Oct. 1 shooting during his headline set at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas that claimed the lives of 58 fans and injured more than 500 others. But on Oct. 7, they made a surprise appearance on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” opening the show with a performance of Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down.” Petty died as a result of a heart attack the day after the festival shooting.

>> On AJC.com: WATCH: Jason Aldean opens ‘Saturday Night Live’ with tribute to Las Vegas victims, Tom Petty

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“This week we witnessed one of the worst tragedies in American history,” a somber Aldean said at the top of the show. “Like everyone, I’m struggling to understand what happened that night, and how to pick up the pieces and start to heal. So may people are hurting. There are children, parents, brothers, sisters, friends, they’re all part of our family. So I want to say to them, we hurt for you, and we hurt with you. But you can be sure that we’re going to walk through these tough times together, every step of the way. Because when America is at its best, our bond and our spirit, it’s unbreakable.”

>> PHOTOS: Tom Petty through the years

>> On Rare.us: Jason Aldean’s guitarist speaks out for first time after Vegas massacre

Aldean had been scheduled to play shows in Los Angeles, San Diego and Anaheim, California, this weekend, but he canceled those gigs on Tuesday, explaining in a prepared statement that he did so “out of respect for the victims, their families and our fans.” In the same statement, he said, “Our first time back onstage will be a very tough and emotional thing for us, but we will all get through it together and honor the people we lost by doing the only thing we know how to do — play our songs for them.”

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>> On Rare.us: Jason Aldean cancels shows in wake of Las Vegas shooting

The “SNL” appearance marked the first time back onstage. Aldean's “They Don’t Know Tour” is scheduled to resume Oct. 12 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

New ‘Sesame Street’ video teaches kids how to cope with trauma

Big Bird, Bert and Ernie have been teaching children how to count and say their ABCs for years. Now, the lovable “Sesame Street” characters will tackle a more difficult subject: learning how to cope with traumatic events.

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Sesame Workshop, the company behind “Sesame Street,” released video and free resources designed to help children address those confusing feelings that may occur from divorce or deaths in the family.

The topic is the latest in a series called Sesame Street in Communities, according to Newsy. It aims to help parents and organizations address serious issues, such as grieving and divorce.

According to a 2016 survey, nearly half of the children in the United States have experienced at least one traumatic or stressful event. That also includes mental illness, poverty, abuse and divorce. The study also noted that 20 percent of all children experience more than one of those events, Newsy reported.

Such trauma can hamper a child’s development and educational progress. The new “Sesame Street” videos and resources are meant to increase a child’s sense of safety, even through a catastrophic event. 

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Last Comic Standing Star, Ralphie May dead at 45

Ralphie May, one of the most successful comics to come out of “Last Comic Standing,” died Friday at the age of 45 his manager confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.

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The comedian had reportedly been battling pneumonia for six weeks, but was still pushing through and performing all of his shows. According to TMZ, May died at a private residence in Las Vegas from cardiac arrest. He had two shows scheduled this weekend in Las Vegas.

 

May’s stand-up comedy career launched after he came in second place on “Last Comic Standing” in 2003. After that, he went on to have several televised comedy specials on Netflix and Comedy Central. 

He and his wife Lahna Turner divorced in 2015.

The comedian was an avid performer, touring nearly non-stop around the country. May had been touring the United States for over a decade.

Many of May’s fellow comedians took to social media to share their condolences after the tragic news broke.

Pink announces 2018 'Beautiful Trauma World Tour' dates

Pink is returning to the road to support her new album, “Beautiful Trauma,” out Oct. 13.

The “Beautiful Trauma World Tour 2018” will play 40 dates in North America, kicking off March 1 in Phoenix.

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Tickets for the show are between $47.45 and $207.45.

An American Express card member pre-sale runs from 10 a.m. Oct. 10 through 10 p.m. on Oct. 12. Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on Oct. 13.

Registration through Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program is available now.

Fans who purchase tickets online between Oct. 10-20 can redeem one physical copy of “Beautiful Trauma” (redemptions must be completed by 11:59 p.m. Oct. 20).

‘Beautiful Trauma 2018 Tour’ Dates

DATECITYVENUE03/01/18PhoenixTalking Stick Resort Arena03/03/18Wichita, KansasINTRUST Bank Arena03/05/18Tulsa, OklahomaBOK Center03/06/18Lincoln, NebraskaPinnacle Bank Arena03/09/18ChicagoUnited Center03/12/18St. Paul, MinnesotaXcel Energy Center03/14/18St. LouisScottrade Center03/15/18Kansas City, MissouriSprint Center03/17/18IndianapolisBankers Life Fieldhouse03/18/18Grand Rapids, MichiganVan Andel Arena03/20/18Toronto, Ontario*Air Canada Centre03/23/18Montreal, QuebecBell Centre03/25/18Detroit*Little Caesars Arena03/27/18Louisville, Kentucky*KFC Yum! Cneter03/28/18Cleveland*Quicken Loans Arena04/04/18New York*Madison Square Garden04/07/18Pittsburgh*PPG Paints Arena04/09/18Boston*TD Garden04/13/18PhiladelphiaWells Fargo Center04/14/18Newark, New JerseyPrudential Center04/16/18Washington, D.C.*Capital One Arena (fka Verizon Center)04/19/18Charlottesville, VirginiaJohn Paul Jones Arena04/21/18AtlantaPhilips Arena04/24/18Orlando, FloridaAmway Center04/25/18Fort Lauderdale, FloridaBB&T Center04/28/18HoustonToyota Center05/01/18DallasAmerican Airlines Center05/08/18DenverPepsi Center05/09/18Salt Lake CityVivint Smart Home Arena05/12/18Vancouver, British ColumbiaRogers Arena05/13/18SeattleKeyArena 05/15/18Portland, OregonModa Center05/18/18Oakland, CaliforniaOracle Arena05/22/18Fresno, CaliforniaSave Mart Center05/23/18Ontario, CaliforniaCitizens Business Bank Arena05/25/18Anaheim, CaliforniaHonda Center05/26/18Las VegasT-Mobile Arena05/28/18San DiegoValley View Casino Center05/31/17Los AngelesSTAPLES Center 06/02/18Los AngelesThe Forum

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Eric Church gets emotional over fan killed in Vegas massacre

Eric Church headlined the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Sept. 29, which was his last full show of 2017. His fans came from all over the country to see him one more time, and Church instantly recognized the fans as his own.

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During an emotional appearance on the Grand Ole Opry a few nights later, Church remembered his time with the Route 91 crowd. He said, “I watched them hold American flags up during ‘How ‘Bout You.’ I watched them put an American scarf around my neck during ‘Springsteen.’ They held records up when I played ‘Record Year.’ They held boots up when I played ‘These Boots.’ And I was so moved by it, mainly because I looked at ’em and went, ‘This is my crowd. I’ve seen this crowd all year. They’re mine.'”

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Since it was the last show of the year, Church decided to get out into the crowd in Vegas and thank the fans for giving him such an incredible year on the road. There was an open space that ran through the middle of the fans, and he ran through it towards the middle of his set.

“I went down the right side, and I shook everybody’s hand, and I told them, ‘Thank you for coming. It’s been a heck of a year. It’s been a hell of a year, actually.’ I went all the way down the right side. Waved at my sound guy. Came back up the left side. Smiling faces. Hands in the air. Pictures being taken. I jumped back up onstage. I played ‘Holdin’ My Own’ and ‘A Man That Was Gonna Die Young.'”

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He then watched in horror on the news as a gunman shot into that same crowd on Sunday night during Jason Aldean’s show.

He told the Opry audience, “Forty-eight hours later, those places that I stood was carnage. Those were my people. Those were my fans.”

Church admitted he didn’t want to be onstage at the Opry this week, but then he saw a woman named Heather Melton being interviewed by Anderson Cooper on CNN while wearing one of his tour t-shirts. Her husband, Sonny, was gunned down in the mass shooting, and Heather Melton told the anchor they were at the festival to see Church, who was Sunny’s favorite artist.

Church continued, “Then she said, ‘We have tickets for the Grand Ole Opry tomorrow night.’ Over here, section three, row F, if you’re there, row four, there’s some empty seats. Those are their seats.”

The tribute to those fallen fans continued as Church added, “The reason I’m here tonight is because of Heather Melton, and Sonny, who died, and every person that was there. Because let me tell you, I saw that crowd. I saw them with their hands in the air. I saw them with boots in the air. What I saw, that moment in time that was frozen, there’s no amount of bullets that can take away. Nothing.”

Church remembered the victims in Las Vegas with a cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”

He also said the shooting “broke something” inside of him, and that the only way he’s ever fixed anything broken inside himself is through music. So, Church wrote a new song to cope with the tragedy called “Why Not Me” and debuted it on the Opry stage that night.

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