Gerald Tiller, a member of Atlanta rap group Dem Franchize Boyz has passed away.
The American rapper better known as Buddie died of cancer. So So Def CEO Jermaine Dupri on Sunday night (August 25) took to Instagram to announce the passing of Buddie, born Gerald Tiller.
“They call me Doctor Doc? I prescribe what a ni**a need,” JD wrote in a caption, quoting Buddie’s verse from Dem Franchize Boyz’ popular hit “Lean Wit It, Rock Wit It.” “#ripbuddy may your soul rest easy #demfranchiseboyz. #fuckcancer”
The official Dem Franchize Boyz Instagram page also announced the rapper’s death Sunday, writing “R.I.P Buddie you Will be Missed.”
His death follows the tragic loss of Nipsey Hussle, Bushwhick Bill, Tech 9 and Puerto Rican rapper Kevin Fret.
The Dem Franchize Boyz is best known for their hit “Lean wit it, Rock wit it” from 2005, released shortly after joining Dupri’s So So Def record label in 2005.
The group is also known for the song “I Think They Like Me,” which appeared alongside “Lean wit it, Rock wit it” on Dem Franchize Boyz debut album. They also teamed with Korn to do a mash-up of their hit song called “Coming Undone Wit It.”
Ndem Jacinta Chineye, a graduate of the University of Ebonyi Ebonyi, serving at High Court of Justice Katsina State, was among the three Corpse member killed in Sunday crash.
“Never say never, Life is a basket of surprises, I am a living witness. # seehowfatkatsinaismakingmelook # # DDOS #” her last post on Facebook reads.
Meanwhile, friends have taken to social media to mourn her. Nwite Sampson wrote:
“My heart is heavy, my day is dark,Ndem Jacinta Chinenye is still like a dream since yesterday night when i got this sad news of your demise i lost appetite, couldn’t sleep,2014 i met you there at Ebonyi State University,we are in the same department where your kind, serves as the masses opium, Chinenye after all this stress, assignment,quiz, exams and you defeated all these hudles in 8 Semesters and it’s now,hmm, God if it pleases you so be it but if not come to our aid because the way our youths are dying in the course of serving this country is so apoly,is there still joy is serving Nigeria for a wasted one year,is it the monthly stipend called allowee 19k, Ndem Jacinta Chinenye is this the basket of suprises you mean in your last post on Friday which you said that life has, Jacinta your song Sampson nwoke gbara aji is beating in my heart as if you are here with me, (crying…..) very difficult to say rest in peace but Jacinta, EBSU Class of 2018 is saying rest in peace, Lolo NFCS, NFCS Tansi-Nathy Chaplaincy Ishieke is saying rest in peace, Ezigbo Mmadu, rest in peace till we part to meet no more”
An Ado-Ekiti High Court has sentenced two men, Adewa Sunday, 34, and Adedayo Amos, 33, to death by hanging for robbery and illegal possession of firearms.
Delivering judgment, the Chief Judge of Ekiti State, Justice Ayodeji Daramola, held that the prosecution had proved its case of robbery and illegal possession of firearms.
He said the evidence tendered proved the case beyond reasonable doubt. Prosecuting counsel Gbemiga Adaramola said the convicts robbed Abosede Oyeyemi Malomo at Ilogbo-Ekiti in Ido/Osi Local Government on June 4, 2015. He said they attacked the victim with guns, cutlasses and other weapons, thereby injuring her.
The victim was said to be reading at night when they broke into her apartment and robbery her at gunpoint. During the operation, one of the convicts was said to have mistakenly called the name of his colleague, which served as a lead for the police to carry out their investigations.
Hearing began on March 27, 2017 and two count charges bordering on robbery and illegal possession of firearms were slammed on the convicts. During hearing, the prosecuting counsel called two witnesses and also tendered a cut to size pistol, iPad and the victim’s statement on oath as exhibits. Counsel to the defendants, Adeyinka Opaleke, didn’t call any witness.
A couple tragically fell to their deaths while they were packing on the PDA after a night out in Peru, andthe horrific moment was caught on CCTV.
The pair, Maybeth Espinoz, and Hector Vidal were on their way home from a nightclub in Cusco last Saturday when they tragically plunged 50ft off the Bethlehem Bridge just after 1 am.
In the disturbing footage, Maybeth and Hector were leaning against a railing on the bridge, while hugging and kissing each other. Maybeth, 34, was sitting on top of the metal railing with her legs wrapped around Hector, 36.
During the public display of affection, Maybeth lost her balance and began to fall backward, taking Hector along with her.
According to Panamerica, Maybeth was killed outright, while Hector sustained a fractured skull and later died in hospital. The couple were mountaineers who had moved to the Cusco region to work as tour guides.
Their bodies have since been transferred to Ancash in northern Peru.
David Dale, a renowned Nigerian artist has died at the Military Hospital, Yaba, at about 4am, on August 6th 2019 after a long and traumatic battle with stroke.
The artist, famous for the stained glass technique had been in and out of coma, and recently he broke a thigh bone that required a surgery. Thereafter, he suffered another stroke that impaired his speech and ability to recognise people.
Born in 1947 in Nigeria to a Scottish father and a Nigerian mother, Dale moved to the United Kingdom to live with an aunt at age two. He returned to Nigeria to finish his secondary education at St. Gregory’s College, Lagos.
Dale had worked consistently in 23 different media during his four decades old career. Among his regular medium are oil, beads, glass bead works, water colour, gouache, stained glass media in three different styles including wrought iron, etchings, mosaic, and lino prints.
Five students of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Gubi Campus, have been confirmed dead after a metal pedestrian bridge that links one of the hostels and another building containing lecture rooms, collapsed last night during a heavy downpour.
The students were on their way back to the hostel when the bridge collapsed.
The students of the University are currently protesting and blaming the bridge collapse on negligence by the school authorities.
Hundreds of people turned out to honor an Italian police officer believed to have been stabbed to death by two American teenagers in Rome.
The body of Deputy Brigadier Mario Cerciello Rega, a member of the famed Italian Carabinieri paramilitary police force, was brought to a chapel in central Rome on Sunday 28th of June.
The slain officer’s new wife, Rosa Maria, wept and placed her hands on his coffin as it was carried inside. Today, a funeral will be held at the same chapel where she married Cerciello Rega on June 19th in his hometown of Somma Vesuviana, Forty-three days later, Rosa Maria will return to the church a widow.
Somma Vesuviana Mayor Salvatore Di Sarno has proclaimed Monday to be a ‘day of mourning’ for the city near Naples. Cerciello Rega, 35, had just returned to duty after his honeymoon in Madagascar when he was stabbed eight times and left bleeding in the street near Rome’s Tiber River at around 3am Friday morning.
Northern California high school classmates Gabriel Christian Natale-Hjorth, 18, and Finnegan Lee Elder, 19, have been accused of murdering Cerciello Rega after a bungled drug deal outside a hostel where they were staying in Rome.
Detectives say Elder and Natale-Hjorth were trying to buy drugs before the slaying, but were sold a fake substance. They then allegedly robbed a man of his backpack and demanded that he pay them ‘100 euros and 1 gram of cocaine’ to get his property back. The man agreed but promptly contacted police about the extortion attempt, officials said.
Cerciello Rega and his partner were both in plainclothes when they responded to the complaint and confronted the suspects, identifying themselves as Carabinieri, officials said. A struggle ensued and Elder allegedly stabbed Cerciello Rega eight times while Natale-Hjorth allegedly punched the partner repeatedly, according to a police report.