Scary Kids Scaring Kids’ Tyson Stevens Passes Away

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Last night, sad news was reported that Scary Kids Scaring Kids frontman Tyson Stevens had passed away.

Up until this morning, there was no confirmation about the singer’s passing, but Coma Prevail, Steven’s new band, confirmed the sad news in a post on Facebook.

On the social media account, Coma Prevail wrote: “Unfortunately the rumors are true. Out of respect for the family we will post details soon. Thank you.”

While the confirmation had not been made until hours after the headline hit the web, many tweets had begun to populate online from friends of the band and individuals showing their respect for Stevens. According to a source who spoke with Alternative Press, Stevens was found dead in his home in Tucson, but like Coma Prevail wrote, out of respect, we will wait for a confirmation from them and the family.

Scary Kids Scaring Kids called it a day back in 2009 when all members decided, mutually, that the band has run its course.

In honor of Stevens and this sad turn of events, here’s one of our favorite songs from Scary Kids Scaring Kids that would have been on several of our high school mixtapes (mixed CDs?).

Bette Midler Fulfills Dying Fan’s Wish

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Bette Midler should be awarded all the awards in the world for a simple jester that made a dying fans last moments a memorable one.

In a video that has been making its rounds on the internet, Midler made a special phone call to Anna Greenberg, a superfan who was at the time dying from cancer. She praises Greenberg for her courage as well as thanking her for the support and dedication.

“You’re such an angel,” Midler tells Greenberg in the tearful exchange. “Such a wonderful soul.”

After the conversation, Midler serenaded Greenberg with her hit song, “Wind Beneath My Wings.” Shortly after the video had been filmed, Greenberg sadly, passed away, but forever leaving this video which will guarantee to make you tear up and use your sleeve as a tissue.

Bruno Mars Breaks His Silence

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This weekend will mark a week since Bruno Mars’ mother’s death and now the “Grenade” singer has broken his silence on the matter. Even though the message was not long or in detail, he wrote the following on his Twitter to his over 16 million followers:

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Mars’ mother, Bernadette Hernandez, passed away last Saturday due to a brain aneurysm at Queens Medical Center in Honolulu; she was only 55.

The singer is currently still is set to embark on his Moonshine Jungle Tour which kicks off on June 22nd at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. and go all the way through until March 2014.

Slayer Guitarist Dies of Liver Failure

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Today marks a sad day for the world of metal.

Slayer guitarist and founding member of the iconic band, Jeff Hanneman passed away at the age of 49 due to liver failure. On their website, the band posted the following message to fans about the passing of Hanneman:

“Slayer is devastated to inform that their bandmate and brother, Jeff Hanneman, passed away at about 11AM this morning near his Southern California home. Hanneman was in an area hospital when he suffered liver failure. He is survived by his wife Kathy, his sister Kathy and his brothers Michael and Larry, and will be sorely missed.

Our Brother Jeff Hanneman, May He Rest In Peace (1964 – 2013)”

Hanneman’s death comes after a long ordeal that was brought on by a spider bite. Yesterday, the band posted on their site a little bit of information about Hanneman’s situation:

“It’s been about a year since he got out of the hospital, and since then, he had to learn to walk again, he’s had several painful skin grafts, he’s been in rehab doing exercises to regain the strength in his arm,” the statement said.

The letter also revealed that even though Hanneman was looking forward to rejoining the band soon, he had also told them that “he need [ed] to take more time to continue his rehab.”

RIP

Deftones’ Bassist, Chi Cheng Passes Away

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In what has to be one of the saddest news of the day, Chi Cheng, the bassist for the Deftones has passed away at the age of 42. His family released a statement on the charity website that they had made in honor of the late musician’s memory (OneLoveForChi.com) where they let the fans know of his passing early in the morning.

“Our dearest Family,

This is the hardest thing to write to you. Your love and heart and devotion to Chi was unconditional and amazing. I know that you will always remember him as a giant of a man on stage with a heart for every one of you. He was taken to the emergency room and at 3 am today his heart just suddenly stopped. He left this world with me singing songs he liked in his ear.

He fought the good fight.You stood by him sending love daily. He knew that he was very loved and never alone. I will write more later. I will be going through the oneloveforchi and any other information may not be reliable. If you have any stories or messages to share please send them to the onelove site. Please hold Mae and Ming and the siblings and especially Chi’s son, Gabriel in your prayers. It is so hard to let go.

With great love and “Much Respect!”

Mom J (and Chi)”

Cheng was injured in an automobile accident in Santa Barbara back in 2008, when his vehicle flipped three times after hitting another car going 60 MPH. Cheng was a passenger in the car and wasn’t wearing his seatbelt at the time which resulted in him being ejected from the car. He ended up being in a several-year long coma, but in 2010 showed signs of improvement including responding to commands and moving his legs,

Our prayers go out to Chi’s family, friends and bandmates.