March 30, 2016
DEAR ABBY: My 29-year-old brother died suddenly last month. It was completely unexpected. He left behind a wife and 1-year-old son. Although they lived across the country, she allowed us to bring him home for his funeral and burial. I took care of a lot of the arrangements on this end, while she took care of things there and made travel arrangements. At 26, I never expected to be planning a funeral. But it has made me realize how unprepared I was for any unforeseen event.
August 23, 2015 |
Dan Reimold, a journalism professor at St. Joseph's University who founded the influential blog College Media Matters, died unexpectedly this week. Hours after the school announced his death Friday, tributes to Reimold, 34, were growing on nearly every media-industry blog in the country - Poynter.org, Nieman Journalism Lab, MediaShift, the Associated Collegiate Press, and others. "He was undisputedly the foremost scholar on college media today," College Media Association president Rachele Kanigel said in an article.
August 21, 2015 |
A hard-to-diagnose cardiac condition was responsible for the death of Ryan Gillyard, the 15-year-old who collapsed during a workout with his St. Joseph's Preparatory School football team four months ago, the Philadelphia Medical Examiner's Office said Wednesday. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a genetic condition that causes gradual thickening of the heart muscle and abnormalities in the electrical impulses that control the heart. Although fatalities are uncommon, it is the leading cause of sudden death among young athletes, whose conditions typically were previously unknown.
April 22, 2015 |
Any parent who heard about the sudden death Saturday of St. Joseph's Prep athlete Ryan Gillyard will be asking the question: Could that happen to my child? Very unlikely, as the rate of sudden death in young athletes is reported to be as low as 1 in 200,000 people per year. Yet such cases are a chilling reminder that on rare occasions, someone who seems perfectly healthy can meet an abrupt end. "People think, 'How could a 15-year-old die?' " said Perry Weinstock, chief of cardiology at Cooper University Health Care.
February 2, 2015 |
A 29-year-old man arrested for suspicion of DUI died Friday night after he was found unconscious in his cell at the Philadelphia Police Detention Unit, police said. The man, arrested Friday afternoon, was discovered unresponsive in his room at 10:15 p.m., about 61/2 hours after he was admitted to the Race Street center. Detention unit nurses performed CPR, but they could not revive him. Medics took the man to Hahnemann University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:31, police said.
December 12, 2014 |
LeSEAN McCOY said after Sunday's loss to Seattle that he might have played his worst game as an Eagle, and that he'd had trouble focusing. Later it emerged that McCoy had lost a cousin in a Friday auto accident death in Philadelphia. Yesterday, McCoy met with reporters for the first time since that game, in which he was held to 50 yards on 17 carries. "I feel better," McCoy said, as the Eagles prepared for Sunday's rematch with the Dallas Cowboys. "Had some time to just think and be with my family.
April 18, 2014 |
A 10-YEAR-OLD boy died yesterday morning after drowning in a bathtub in his Mayfair home, police said. The youth's grandmother found him facedown inside the bathroom of the home, on Magee Avenue near Hawthorne Street, at 11:19 a.m., said Officer Tanya Little, a police spokeswoman. Emergency medical personnel took him to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, where he was pronounced dead about an hour later. Lt. John Stanford said investigators are ruling the tragedy a "sudden death" free from any suspicious circumstances.
January 14, 2014
A GOAL by John Tavares in sudden death lifted the Buffalo Bandits to a 12-11 victory that spoiled the Wings' home opener yesterday at the Wells Fargo Center. The Wings fell to 1-2; Buffalo is 2-1. The Bandits led after the first quarter, 8-4, and still were ahead by three goals, 10-7, entering the final session before the Wings rallied to force the overtime. The Wings, who lost in Rochester on Saturday, 13-9, play host to the Minnesota Swarm on Saturday at noon, then travel to Minnesota for a game Sunday.
October 28, 2013 |
How many children drop dead every year of sudden cardiac arrest? One thousand? Three thousand? "We don't know," said Victoria Vetter, a pediatric cardiologist at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "The problem is we don't have a registry in the U.S. " The federal government last week said it will help develop a pediatric registry for sudden deaths. To better determine who is at risk of dying, from which cardiac disorder, a local group is also planning a database with results of electrocardiograms (EKGs)
July 3, 2013 |
This story was updated at noon Tuesday Former U.S. Rep. William H. Gray III, a giant in Philadelphia politics who mentored a generation of African American leaders, died Monday in London, according to his office in Washington, D.C. He was 71. No cause of death was immediately available. A family spokesman, Bill Epstein, said Mr. Gray was attending the tennis matches at Wimbledon with his youngest son, Andrew. "Apparently, it was a sudden death," said Epstein, who served as press secretary when Mr. Gray was elected to Congress.