Posts Tagged ‘nelson mandela

12
Dec
13

Highlights From Mandela’s Funeral; PLUS a Poem From Maya Angelou

As the world mourns yet celebrates the stupendous life of Nelson Mandela, here are some glorious moments of his memorial service earlier today in South Africa, plus a glorious poem from Maya Angelou. 

RIP Nelson Mandela

Mandela

05
Dec
13

Nelson Mandela Passes at 95

Nelson Mandela has died at age 95, South African President Jacob Zuma announced Thursday.

The first black president of South Africa credited with ending apartheid, died in South Africa. He was 95 years old.

Sources say Pres. Obama will speak at Mandelas funeral. Celebratory and memorial events will take place for the next 7 to 10 says in South Africa.

06
Sep
13

UPDATE: Roc Nation Bodyguard on Bath Salts?

Oosterbroek, who apparently broke into his neighbors home and was later tasered to death, was high and physically attacked the married couple who lived next door.

Sandra Rose reports,

    Christiane Jung told police she looked out her window and spotted Oosterbroek at her back door. Jung screamed for her husband, Markus, who confronted Oosterbroek. While Markus called 911, Oosterbroek allegedly began beating Jung with one hand while ingesting pills with other hand…

“He was highly violent, uncontrollable and obviously wasn’t stable,” police spokeswoman Nancy Perez told the Miami Herald.

Although Jung says she saw him ingesting pills, The Miami Herald reports that Oosterbroek’s elevated body temperature was consistent with someone under the influence of cocaine or Bath Salts. Perez said a white powdery substance was found on his body.

The veteran bodyguard who some referred to as the “CIA” worked with many A-List celebs and high profile political figures from Rihanna to Nelson Mandela.

He owned his own company and trained a lot of bodyguards like
Julian, who is Beyonce’s primary bodyguard.

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09/05/2013

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One of the music industry’s most veteran and beloved bodyguards is now dead after being subdued by police during a brawl. 43-year-old Norman Oosterbroek worked as a bodyguard for Jay Z, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Kanye West and Drake before dying late Monday night.

The Miami New Times reports:

Just before 11 p.m. this past Monday, Pinecrest police responded to a mansion just off Old Cutler Roadmap to reports that a naked intruder was terrorizing the home’s owners. The cops found a 43-year-old man in thebuff, and when he attacked police, they hit him with a Taser. He died soon afterward.

The Miami Herald went on to report:

Police said that about 10:45 p.m. on Monday, Oosterbroek appeared at the back door of a neighbor’s home just down the street. Christiane Jung looked outside and saw Oosterbroek staring at her, according to police.

“We’re still awaiting toxicology reports this morning,” Det. Javier Baez, a MDPD spokesman, tells Riptide.

06
Jul
13

Mandela’s Condition: Out of Critical, Moves to Stable; Family Says “Only God Knows…the Time”

The Mandela family gathers.

The Mandela family gathers.

After, unconfirmed reports about Nelson Mandela’s health  have ignited on social media, the South African government has now denied former president Nelson Mandela was in a permanent vegetative state, as outlined in court documents filed last month.

The document, published on Thursday, also suggested that 94-year-old Mr
Mandela’s relatives had been advised by doctors to switch off his life-support
machine.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, former wife of Mandela, told CNN in an exclusive interview that it was painful to see him in such critical situation.

But Mandela’s condition seems to have improved, President Jacob Zuma said Thursday.

Before then, however, his health had deteriorated since he was admitted to Mediclinic Heart Hospital with a serious lung infection almost three weeks ago.

Zuma urged people to pray for Mandela, and continue with their work and daily  activities even while he is hospitalized.

“I reiterate that Tata is very critical, that anything is imminent,” Makaziwe Mandela told state-run South African Broadcasting Corp. “But I want to emphasize again that it’s only God who knows when the time to go is. And so we will wait.”

When asked if her father was coherent at all, she added,

“He’s … still reactive to touch. We will live with that hope until the final end comes.”

“We don’t mind the interest. But I just think it has gone overboard,” she said when asked about the media’s intrusiveness during her father’s hospitalization.

The president’s office said it was disturbed by what it called rumours about Mr  Mandela’s health and appealed for respect for the privacy and dignity of the  former leader.

Well-wishers’ messages, bouquets and stuffed animals have piled up outside Mr Mandela’s Johannesburg home and the wall of the hospital compound where he is being treated in the capital.

01
Jul
08

WINEHOUSE DOING WELL AFTER DIAGNOSIS AND A WEEKEND OF SHOWS

amy winehouse

 

Amy Winehouse has left the hospital, it was confirmed today.

The performer, who had a demanding weekend of concerts, (including singing at Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday party), was discharged from her 10-day clinic stay on Monday.

Her representative, Chris Goodman, said, “She has left [the] hospital. She is continuing as an outpatient.”

The singer, 24, came back to the facility during rehearsals and between her performances for Mandela and at the Glastonbury Festival. But she left for good on Monday.

“She will return for regular … check [-up] s,” said Goodman.

He adds, “There comes a time when you are ready to leave the hospital, and so she left. No one was trying to keep her there. It was completely up to her – everyone knew she would not stay there forever.”

Despite some hullabaloo over her performance at the rock festival – it was reported the singer allegedly took a swing at an audience member – Goodman says Winehouse is “looking great and feeling great.”




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