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Hector Camacho documentary from Showtime shows career, life and death

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The first place Eric Drath went was the scene of the crime, a parking spot outside a strip mall in Bayamón, Puerto Rico, where boxing legend Hector “Macho” Camacho was fatally shot in 2012.

Drath, a documentary filmmaker, then interviewed the local police, talked to potential witnesses, tracked down Camacho’s last known girlfriend, even investigated the neighborhood of the purported shooters. 

Drath hoped he might be able to crack the case of Camacho’s murder, which remains unsolved to this day.

But as he was putting together his documentary on the flamboyant fighter, Drath realized he needed to change course. So, he scrapped a rough cut of the film and rebuilt it into “Macho: The Hector Camacho Story,” which debuts Friday on Showtime (9 p.m. ET).

“I just said to myself, I have to deliver a film about his life, not just

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Death Cab for Cutie to Release EP Benefitting Georgia Voters’ Rights

Death Cab for Cutie will release on Friday “The Georgia E.P.” — a five-track E.P. of covers of songs by artists from the state of Georgia, with all net proceeds going to Fair Fight Action, Stacey Abrams’ voter’s rights organization that promotes fair elections around the country through voter education, election reform, and combating voter suppression.

The EP will be exclusively available via Bandcamp on Friday, Dec. 4, and like many benefit releases on Bandcamp, will be available for just 24 hours, beginning at 12:01 a.m. PT.

The tracklist for the EP includes new covers of songs by Georgia-spawned artists TLC, R.E.M., Neutral Milk Hotel, Cat Power, and Vic Chesnutt (full tracklist below) and seeks to recognize and support the organization leading up to the Georgia runoffs and in honor of their work throughout the entire 2020 election cycle.

The project was recorded remotely over four days in the band

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Justin Townes Earle’s cause of death revealed as accidental overdose

Justin Townes Earle died of an accidental overdose.



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The late singer/songwriter, the son of country music legend Steve Earle, passed away in August, aged 38, and a report by the Tennessee Department of Health revealed the musician’s cause of death was accidental “acute combined drug toxicity”.

The autopsy found traces of fentanyl, alcohol and cocaine in his system.

A statement from Justin’s estate posted on his Facebook page reads: “Next to alcohol and cocaine, the autopsy report revealed traces of fentanyl indicating that that usage of fentanyl-laced cocaine resulted in an overdose.

“Even though Justin was very outspoken and concerned about the opioid epidemic and the dangers of the ‘legal’ drugs fed by the pharmaceutical companies, he became the victim of a deadly dose of fentanyl.

“Illicit drugs laced with fentanyl are causing an enormous rise in overdoses, turning cocaine usage into an even

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Steven Spielberg secures restraining order after receiving death threats



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Steven Spielberg has received a restraining order against a woman who has sent him death threats.

The ‘Ready Player One’ filmmaker took action against Sarah Char, who he alleged had been harassing him for several months and even threatened to murder him, causing him to fear for his safety, as well as that of his wife Kate Capshaw and the rest of their family.

According to documents obtained by TMZ, the 73-year-old director was told by law enforcement officers that the woman had tried to buy a gun in order to kill him, and claimed she has been arrested for criminal threats, harassment and stalking.

He also told how he’d received a message on Twitter from Char which read: “If I have to personally MURDER people for stealing my IPs‚ I WILL. Get me?”

The court granted Steven

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Justin Townes Earle Cause of Death Revealed

“Even though Justin was very outspoken and concerned about the opioid epidemic and the dangers of the ‘legal’ drugs fed by the pharmaceutical companies, he became the victim of a deadly dose of fentanyl,” the post continued. “Illicit drugs laced with fentanyl are causing an enormous rise in overdoses, turning cocaine usage into an even deadlier habit. It only takes a few salt sized granules of fentanyl to cause an overdose. And in most cases, happens so fast that intervention likely could not reverse it.”

“Addiction is a disease and there are many avenues and treatments to become and stay free from alcohol and drug usage,” the post concluded with a message to those who are struggling. “If you or a loved one are struggling with substance addiction please know that you’re not alone and reach out for help. Don’t lose hope.”

See it here.

Earle, the son of Steve

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Paul Walker Fans Remember Fast & Furious Star on 7th Anniversary of His Death

Fans of the late Paul Walker are remembering the actor on social media on the seventh anniversary of his passing. Perhaps best known for his role as Brian O’Conner in the Fast & Furious franchise, Walker died in a car accident at the age of 40 alongside his friend, 38-year-old Roger Rodas, on Nov. 30, 2013. Seven years to the day later, Walker’s name is trending on social media as fans continue to mourn the loss of the Hollywood star.

“November 30th will mark the 7 year anniversary of the death of Paul Walker,” tweets one fan. “How has it been 7 years already!! I remember where I was when the news broke that Paul had been in that accident. The impact he had on me growing up was huge, gone but never forgotten.”

RELATED: Ludacris Is Happy That Fast & Furious Franchise Has an Endgame

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Axxon Films Acquires Spanish Pics ‘Death Knell,’ ‘The Hive’

Paris-based Axxon Films has picked up international rights to Imanol Rayo’s thriller “Death Knell” and Mireia Gabilondo’s comedy “The Hive,” two very different titles set in and produced by Spain’s Basque region.

The production, distribution and sales-company is presenting the Spanish pics, both distributed in Spain by Bilbao’s Barton Films, as part of its Ventana Sur lineup.

Based on Miren Gorrotxategi’s novel “33 campanadas,” and produced by Abra Producciones in association with EITB, “Death Knell” centers on the discovery of human remains at a family farm. Fermin and Karmen call their son Nestor, who reports the matter to the authorities. When they turn up, however, the bones are gone. In the course of the police investigation, long dormant secrets are dredged up.

The film, which premiered at this year’s San Sebastian Film Festival in its prestigious New Directors section, is Rayo’s sophomore feature after 2011’s “Bi anai.”

Long buried secrets

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Diego Maradona’s Personal Doctor Under the Microscope For Soccer Legend’s Death : NPR

Leopoldo Luque, the neurosurgeon of former soccer star Diego Maradona, is being investigated by Argentine prosecutors after questions over Maradona’s death were raised.

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Leopoldo Luque, the neurosurgeon of former soccer star Diego Maradona, is being investigated by Argentine prosecutors after questions over Maradona’s death were raised.

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Police searched the home and offices of the personal doctor of deceased soccer legend Diego Maradona, amid questions over his medical treatment.

Argentine prosecutors announced Sunday they are investigating the death of Maradona as well as his personal doctor, Leopoldo Luque, five days after the former player’s death.

Maradona reportedly suffered a heart attack Nov. 25 at his home following surgery that took place weeks prior to relieve swelling in his brain. He was 60. Luque was the neurosurgeon for that procedure.

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Investigators search doctor’s office, probing Maradona death

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine police searched the home and office of one of Diego Maradona’s doctors on Sunday, taking away medical records as part of investigations into the death of the 60-year-old soccer star that caused a wave of grief across the country.

Neurologist Leopoldo Luque told reporters after the searches that he had given investigators all of the records of his treatment of Maradona, as well as computers, hard drives and cellphones.

Weeping at times, he insisted he defended his treatment of the troubled soccer star, who died Wednesday of a heart attack following a Nov. 3 brain operation.


“I know what I did. I know how I did it…. I am absolutely sure that what I did the best for Diego, the best I could.”

Luque said he was not Maradona’s chief physician, but part of a medical team.

Court investigators have been taking declarations from

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Florida Fire Captain’s ‘Accidental’ Shooting Death Unearthed His Secret Life

On Nov. 2, police received a call from a local jewelry salesman, Jay Brett Rind, reporting an accidental shooting at his apartment in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.



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According to an affidavit filed in court on Nov. 5, Rind told dispatchers that he’d met an old friend, 21-year fire department veteran James Gilliard, for dinner to offer him the “deal of a lifetime.” Rind planned to move to Mexico, and suggested he give his old pal, whom he’d met years prior when Gilliard owned a local pawn shop, two guns.

The friends met for dinner at a local grill, according to the affidavit, where Gilliard had a glass of Merlot. Rind drank a Diet Coke. After the meal, the men drove to Rind’s apartment, where he showed Gilliard the two firearms.

Rind told police that,

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