America is mourning the loss of Sally Ride who, in 1983, the first American woman to enter space. Sally Ride was 61.
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Robin Gibb has sadly passed away following his very public battle with cancer. Robin, one third of the super group Bee Gees, had just completed a classical work The Titanic Requiem with his son Robin-John when he fell into a coma due to phenomenon following surgery. The requiem premiered in London without him. Andy, Maurice and Robin all gone too soon.
The music world is mourning the death of yet another singing legend, Donna Summer. The Diva of disco passed away following a long battle with cancer at her Florida home. It is rumored that Summer, who was in New York when the Twin Towers came down, may have contracted lung cancer from the asbestos, mercury and lead that was in the massive clouds of dust that blanketed the city after the attack.
Grease actors are mourning death of yet another cast member , this time Annette Charles who played the fiery Cha Cha in the 1978 movie. Annette died from complication stemming from cancer. Two month ago Jeff Conaway who played Kenickie also passed away. Annette had left her Hollywood career behind following the success if Grease to become a speech professor at California State University Northridge. Annette was 63.
In the latest installment of what gives you cancer, a new study has found road gravel is a potential killer. Yes sirree, evidently it contains high levels of the mineral erionite (similar to asbestos) and if you breathe too much of that into your lungs…..mesothelioma. The fibers become airborne when traffic whips up dust clouds and you only need to breathe in one friggin fiber . Dear god!