On Christmas Day, Ben Breedlove - a teenager in Austin who who suffered for years from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy - passed away, but not before he recorded a pair of moving YouTube videos.

In the messages, Breedlove tells his life story, including multiple brushes with death, the final one taking place when he passed out in his high school hallway, leading to a peaceful vision that included a white room, a white suit and a visit from his favorite rapper, Kid Cudi.

Posted in: R.I.P.

Kim Jong Il, the leader of North Korea since 1994 and a dangerous man known for a number of eccentricities, reportedly passed away yesterday morning on a train.

The tyrannical despot was 69.

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Harry Morgan, who played Col. Sherman Potter on TV's legendary war series M*A*S*H and Jack Webb's detective partner in Dragnet, died Wednesday at age 96.

He and the show became staples of CBS from 1972-1983. The satirical dark comedy was one of TV's best shows and its finale one of the most-watched events ever.

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Greg Halman, a Dutch baseball player with the MLB's Seattle Mariners in 2010 and 2011, was stabbed to death in his native country of The Netherlands today.

His brother has been arrested in connection with the crime, according to reports.

Posted in: Sports