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Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent is facing a manslaughter charge after a one-vehicle accident that killed linebacker Jerry Brown, a member of the team's practice squad.

Irving, Tex., police spokesman John Argumaniz said the crash happened at 2:20 a.m. Saturday, just hours before Brent was to fly with the team to Cincinnati to face the Bengals.

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The 25-year-old Jerry Brown - a practice-squad linebacker who also was Brent's teammate for three seasons at the University of Illinois - was pronounced dead at a hospital.

"I am devastated and filled with grief,'' Josh Brent said in a statement.

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Jovan Belcher, a linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs, was at the center of a horrific tragedy this morning.

According to local authorities, Belcher, 25, shot and killed his on-again/off-again girlfriend (Kasandra Perkins, who gave birth to the couple's first child three months ago) in her home around 8 a.m. and then drove to the Arrowhead Stadium complex where the Chiefs play home games.

In front of team personnel (including GM Scott Piloi and Coach Romeo Crennel) who tried to calm him down in the parking lot, Belcher then shot himself in the head.

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Police spokesman Darin Snapp says authorities received a 911 call from the mother of Belcher's victim, alerting them to the incident at her daughter's residence.

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Zig Ziglar, a motivational speaker who wrote more than 30 books on living a balanced life, and who built a huge following over his long life, has died in Texas.

He was 86. Ziglar, who had been suffering from pneumonia, passed away Wednesday at a hospital in the Dallas suburb of Plano, said his assistant, Jay Hellwig.

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With an aim at helping people achieve success in both their careers and personal lives, in addition to a focus on Christianity, Ziglar was a prolific speaker.

He appeared at events alongside world leaders over the years, including several U.S. presidents and former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

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In an incident that sounds as if it was taken out of a movie script, beauty queen Maria Susana Flores Gamez was gunned down Saturday in a shootout between members of a drug cartel and military patrolmen.

According to The Associated Press, Gamez was traveling with the former group when guns were drawn. An assault rifle was discovered near her body.

"She was with the gang of criminals, but we cannot say whether she participated in the shootout," says state prosecutor Marco Antonio Higuera. "That's what we're going to have to investigate."

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Gamez was voted the 2012 Woman of Sinaloa in February. She then lost a subsequent pageant that would have put her on track to compete for Mexico in Miss Universe.

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Tragedy struck a basketball legend and his family today, as Alexandra "Sasha" McHale - the daughter of NBA Hall of Famer and Houston Rockets Head Coach Kevin McHale - passed away.

She was only 23.

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No further details have been released, but McHale left the Rockets on November 10 to attend to a family matter. He has not returned since to the sideline.

Houston Team owner Leslie Alexander said in a statement that he extends his ‘‘deepest condolences’’ over the loss of the McHale's ‘‘beautiful daughter.’’

He referred to Kevin and wife Lynn ‘as ‘loving and dedicated parents who will need our continued support throughout this very difficult time," adding that the ‘‘entire organization is mourning.’’

THG also sends its thoughts to McHale and his loved ones.

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It's been known for days, but now it's official: Hector "Macho" Camacho  was taken off life support this morning and passed away from injuries he suffered in a shooting earlier this week.

He was 50 years old.

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The multiple-time world champion had not fought since 2010 and had also been involved in a number of run-ins with the law over recent years, from burglary charges to domestic abuse allegations.

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Larry Hagman, a veteran actor best known for his role as J.R. Ewing on Dallas, has passed away. He was 81.

The star created the role on the original series and reprised it last year when TNT rebooted the popular drama. He announced in the summer of 2011 that he was being treated for cancer, and then followed that up a few months ago by telling the world he was in "remission."

But he lost his battle yesterday at Medical City Dallas.

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Said Warner Bros. TV and Dallas executive producers Cynthia Cidre and Michael M. Robin in a joint statement:

Hagman was “a giant, a larger-than-life personality whose iconic performance as J.R. Ewing will endure as one of the most indelible in entertainment history. He truly loved portraying this globally recognized character, and he leaves a legacy of entertainment, generosity and grace.”

He is survived by his wife of 58 years; two kids; and five grandchildren.

Our thoughts go out to Hagman's loved ones.

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Hector Camacho, a former Lightweight and Welterweight boxing champion, is expected to pass away this week from injuries suffered in a shooting on Tuesday. His family has announced will soon take the 50-year old off life support.

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The Puerto Rican native, who compiled a lifetime record of 79-6-3, was the passenger in a car when another vehicle pulled up aside him and a friend, firing shots that killed the driver in Camacho's car and fatally wounding the athlete.

He was hit in the neck and face and suffered a cardiac arrest soon after the incident, which many believe was drug-related after bags of cocaine were found in the victims' vehicle, according to TMZ sources.

Camacho was declared brain dead on Wednesday afternoon and funeral services will reportedly be held in either Puerto Rico or New York.

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