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Man Who Propelled #IceBucketChallenge Dies After Jumping into Nantucket Harbor

Man Who Propelled #IceBucketChallenge Dies After Jumping into Nantucket Harbor

Originally posted 08/18/2014 11:05AM

A 27-year-old man died in a Nantucket diving accident, hours after he raised $100,000 for a Lou Gehrig's disease charity in honor of his friend who inspired the ice-bucket challenge sensation.

Nantucket Police tell The Boston Globe that Corey Griffin dove into the water from the "Juice Guys" building at around 2 a.m. Saturday. An off-duty lifeguard was nearby and recovered Griffin, who was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Griffin's family says he was friends with former Boston College baseball player Pete Frates, whose family and friends launched the ice-bucket challenge to raise awareness and funds for charity. Twenty-nine-year-old Frates was diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disease, also known as ALS, in 2012. The movement has taken off around the country recently. Griffin, of Scituate, had been fundraising in Nantucket.

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Robin Williams's Death Draws Deep Sadness from Readers

Robin Williams's Death Draws Deep Sadness from Readers

Originally posted 08/16/2014 12:10PM

It was an emotional week for PEOPLE readers, who celebrated new life while mourning the staggering loss of a Hollywood icon whose tragic death shook the nation.

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Skateboarding Pioneer Jay Adams Dies at 53

Skateboarding Pioneer Jay Adams Dies at 53

Originally posted 08/16/2014 10:40AM

Jay Adams, a skateboarding legend who is credited with helping to shape modern skateboarding style, has died. He was 53.

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Casey Kasem's Wife Taking His Body to Norway Against His Children's Wishes

Casey Kasem's Wife Taking His Body to Norway Against His Children's Wishes

Originally posted 08/15/2014 07:20PM

It has been two months since Casey Kasem's death, but the iconic radio personality remains unburied as the drama between his children and their stepmother Jean continues to unfold.

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Marine Who Urinated on Taliban Corpses Dies

Marine Who Urinated on Taliban Corpses in Afghanistan Dies

Originally posted 08/15/2014 04:00PM

The attorney for a retired Marine who pleaded guilty to urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters says the corporal has died in North Carolina.

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Hook Costar on Robin Williams: 'He Was Truly Peter Pan'

Hook Costar on Robin Williams: 'He Was Truly
Peter Pan'

Originally posted 08/15/2014 12:00PM

At just 9 years old, Raushan Hammond was too young to be intimidated when costar Robin Williams encouraged him to improvise some of his lines.

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Broadway's Aladdin Honors Robin Williams with Touching Musical Tribute

Originally posted 08/15/2014 10:10AM

The casts of Aladdin – both the 1992 film and the current Broadway hit – are honoring Robin Williams, who played the manic, fast-talking, unforgettable Genie.

Scot Weinger, who played Aladdin in the animated film, said Wednesday that working with his hero was surreal and magical, adding the world has "lost a bright light."

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Michael J. Fox 'Stunned' by Robin Williams's Parkinson's Diagnosis

Michael J. Fox 'Stunned' by Robin Williams's Parkinson's Diagnosis

Originally posted 08/14/2014 08:15PM

Could Robin Williams's battle with Parkinson's disease have exacerbated his existing issues with depression?

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Inside Robin Williams's Last Days

Inside Robin Williams's Last Days

Originally posted 08/14/2014 06:35PM

He was an Oscar-winning superstar, but around his neighborhood of Tiburon, in the San Francisco Bay area, Robin Williams was known as a friendly cyclist who loved to walk his pug, Leonard, and share quiet dinners out with his wife.

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WATCH: Police and Protestors Clash in Missouri Race Riots

Protestors Film Violence in Ferguson, Missouri, Race Riots (VIDEOS)

Originally posted 08/14/2014 04:15PM

Play testcaption testcredit Share on Facebook Tweet Pin on Pinterest Share on Tumblr President Barack Obama has condemned the violence in Ferguson, Missouri, criticizing the use of excessive force by police trying to temper riots that have rocked the town for days.

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