News Shorts - Tragedy

TRAGEDY Alec Baldwin pleads not guilty to new involuntary manslaughter charge for the shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the Rust film set. He claims he never pulled the trigger but prosecutors in New Mexico allege he did. >>
1 Comment | 02 Feb 2024 10:44
TRAGEDY WildEarth star Tavangumi the leopard euthanised on Sunday 2 July. He killed a dog and tried to gain access to staff headquarters at the Sabi Sand Nature Reserve. He was suffering from an injury sustained after he was caught in a snare set up by poachers. He was five and a half. >>
1 Comment | 03 Jul 2023 13:18
TRAGEDY Carte Blanche stalwart Derek Watts takes a break from the show to focus on his health. He was diagnosed with skin cancer last year, which moved to his lungs. The announcement was made on-air on Sunday 11 June, with a crossover to Derek from hospital. He's been with Carte Blanche since its inception in 1988. >>
2 Comments | 12 Jun 2023 11:19
TRAGEDY 7de Laan releases statement in response to reports that a former 7de Laan actor shot and killed his partner on Thursday 13 April and then attempted suicide by taking pills. His identity is unconfirmed. According to Danie Odendaal Productions, it's believed he's appeared on multiple soapies. See comments for statement >>
1 Comment | 14 Apr 2023 12:39
TRAGEDY The mass funeral of the 21 young victims who died at the Enyobeni Tavern in East London will be broadcast on SABC1 on Wednesday 6 July between 12h00 and 13h00.
Comments | 04 Jul 2022 09:34
TRAGEDY The Voice Season 2 winner Craig Lucas loses his brother to crime. Warren and Arlene Lucas were shot and killed at their home in Brackenfell, Cape Town on Sunday 6 March. According to IOL, a 15-year old has been arrested.
1 Comment | 07 Mar 2022 16:27
TRAGEDY Rapper, producer, actor and former Voice coach Riky Rick Makhado died on Wednesday morning (23 February), after taking his own life. He was 34.
2 Comments | 23 Feb 2022 13:05
TRAGEDY Veteran actor Patrick Shai committed suicide on Saturday morning (22 January) after an online spat with Cassper Nyovest the week before. The moral of the story: stay off social media. RIP Patrick.
Comments | 22 Jan 2022 13:00
TRAGEDY Alec Baldwin says "I didn't pull the trigger" of the gun that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of his film Rust. See trailer for his upcoming interview with ABC >>
1 Comment | 02 Dec 2021 17:05
TRAGEDY Alec Baldwin fires prop gun that kills cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of movie Rust in New Mexico. Director Joel Souza wounded.
6 Comments | 22 Oct 2021 16:13
TRAGEDY On Sunday (4 July) Carte Blanche investigates why only 16% of Cape Town's budget for the homeless gets spent on long-term solutions.
Comments | 01 Jul 2021 11:41
TRAGEDY Two South African actors died this past weekend (2 May): Gauteng Maboneng and Mzansi star Mahlubi Kraai and Soul City star Molefi Aubrey Moalusi, who played Ali Mazwai for six seasons of the legendary series. He was credited as Aubrey Moalusi on the show. The cause of death hasn't been disclosed for either of them.
Comments | 03 May 2021 16:30
TRAGEDY Menzi Ngubane's father uBaba Ngubane died on Tuesday (16 March), days after Menzi's death on Saturday. According to Sunday World, a source close to the family said he died of suspected heart failure as a result of a broken heart. He turned 90 last year.
1 Comment | 17 Mar 2021 10:38
TRAGEDY RuPaul Drag Race queen Chi Chi DeVayne died on Thursday (20 August) of suspected kidney failure. She was 34.
Comments | 21 Aug 2020 15:59
TRAGEDY Also on Carte Blanche this Sunday (23rd): the plight and pain of the elderly in old age homes where families and friends are barred from visiting because of COVID.
Comments | 20 Aug 2020 12:50
TRAGEDY SABC wants to grab a mind-blowing R1.5 billion of the COVID-19 relief fund for "unforeseen circumstances caused by the coronavirus pandemic".
1 Comment | 19 Aug 2020 11:24
TRAGEDY E! Entertainment cancels iconic E! News after 29 years. Also on the chopping block: Pop of the Morning and In the Room. (as first reported by Variety)
Comments | 06 Aug 2020 10:34
TRAGEDY The body of Glee actress Naya Rivera (Santana) found after a six-day search. Reports indicate she saved her 4-year-old son before she drowned.
Comments | 14 Jul 2020 09:39
TRAGEDY Kelly Preston, actress and wife to John Travolta, died on Sunday, 12 July after a two-year battle with breast cancer. She was 57.
Comments | 13 Jul 2020 15:39
TRAGEDY Missing Glee actress Naya Rivera (Santana) presumed dead after vanishing on a lake in California. Officials found her 4-year-old son alive on the boat she rented, but Naya is missing.
1 Comment | 10 Jul 2020 10:46
TRAGEDY E! to revive Dr 90210, better known on TVSA as Dr 902-SCUM-0. This time round there are four scumbags instead of one. Four women plastic surgeons replace Robert Rey.
Comments | 02 Jul 2020 18:50
TRAGEDY #Karektas and Imbewu actor Jòvan Muthray died on Sunday, 21 June 2020. The cause of his death hasn't been confirmed. He was 30.
Comments | 22 Jun 2020 12:52
TRAGEDY Our Perfect Wedding bride Stella Malebye dies six days after her wedding to David, an electrician who met Stella at a friend's house while fixing their stove.
1 Comment | 19 May 2020 10:47
TRAGEDY eNCA cameraman Lungile Tom has died from COVID-19. He was admitted to hospital on Sunday, 10 May and died on Wednesday, 13th. He was 45. RIP Lungile.
Comments | 13 May 2020 14:35
TRAGEDY Former Generations star and Jam Alley presenter Vinolia Mashego aka V-Mash died at her Pretoria home on Friday (3 April 2020), 13 days before her 57th birthday. The cause of her death hasn't been confirmed.
2 Comments | 06 Apr 2020 18:07
TRAGEDY Logan Williams, who plays young Barry Allen on The Flash, has died suddenly and with no reasons given. He was 16.
Comments | 04 Apr 2020 18:42
TRAGEDY The movie on M-Net's World Cinema this week (Sunday, 8 March at 00h05): A War Within. A Danish war drama about a soldier who returns from the front lines of WWI to discover that his family's moved on without him with another man.
Comments | 02 Mar 2020 11:38
TRAGEDY The rapping granny on The Wedding Singer dies, aged 101.
Comments | 05 May 2015 16:47
TRAGEDY Everybody Loves Raymond star Sawyer Sweeten (Geoffrey) commits suicide. He was 19.
Comments | 24 Apr 2015 16:06
TRAGEDY R&B singer Percy Sledge dies of liver cancer. He was 74.
Comments | 15 Apr 2015 12:31
TRAGEDY SABC Ndebele TV newsreader and producer Mhlekwa Mahlangu has died of respiratory problems. She was 39.
Comments | 17 Mar 2015 14:02
TRAGEDY A video from Flabba's funeral on Sunday (15th).
Comments | 16 Mar 2015 15:06
TRAGEDY Flabba's girlfriend Sindisiwe Manqele granted R10 000 bail after claiming she killed Flabba in self-defense.
Comments | 16 Mar 2015 14:49
TRAGEDY Flabba's funeral to be held on Sunday (15 March).
Comments | 12 Mar 2015 19:17
TRAGEDY Fantasy writer Terry Pratchett dies at age 66.
Comments | 12 Mar 2015 18:45
TRAGEDY Alexandra residents vent fury at court over Flabba murder.
Comments | 10 Mar 2015 16:26
TRAGEDY Bobbi Kristina Brown's partner Nick Gordon committed to rehab after interview on Dr. Phil.
Comments | 10 Mar 2015 16:17
TRAGEDY Flabba's girlfriend appears in court for his murder with visible injuries including a stab wound.
Comments | 10 Mar 2015 16:12
TRAGEDY Skwatta Kamp's Flabba murdered in the early hours of Monday 9 March, allegedly by his girlfriend.
Comments | 09 Mar 2015 15:21
TRAGEDY Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek's Mr. Spock, dies at 83.
Comments | 02 Mar 2015 14:56
TRAGEDY America's Next Top Model contestant murdered in a triple homicide.
Comments | 26 Feb 2015 14:04
TRAGEDY American Horror Story actor Ben Woolf dies after freak car accident.
Comments | 24 Feb 2015 11:23
TRAGEDY Outrage over J&B Met tweet after Simba Mhere death.
1 Comment | 02 Feb 2015 10:49
TRAGEDY Coronation Street star Anne Kirkbride (Deirdre Barlow) dies after a short illness. She was 60.
Comments | 20 Jan 2015 17:02
TRAGEDY Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson breaks his silence in an ABC News interview.
Comments | 26 Nov 2014 13:51
TRAGEDY Miss World starts in London without Miss Honduras Maria Jose Alvarado who was shot dead by her sister's boyfriend.
Comments | 20 Nov 2014 07:53
TRAGEDY Glen A. Larson - creator of Magnum, P.I., Battlestar Galactica, Knight Rider, Quincy - has died. He was 77.
Comments | 17 Nov 2014 13:30
TRAGEDY Big Bang Theory's Mrs Wolowitz has died. Carol Ann Susi who played her died from an agressive form of cancer on Tuesday. She was 62.
Comments | 12 Nov 2014 13:41
TRAGEDY Kelly Khumalo attacked on Twitter after the murder of Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa at her home on Sunday.
Comments | 27 Oct 2014 20:28
TRAGEDY Someone did something wrong in the medical procedure that led to Joan Rivers' death ... this according to one source involved in the investigation.
Comments | 17 Oct 2014 16:56


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