Ex-UCLA Basketball Star Tyler Honeycutt Dead of Apparent Suicide After Police Shootout

Tyler Honeycutt — a former UCLA hoops standout and Sacramento King — was found dead early Saturday morning after a police shootout and standoff at his L.A. area home … TMZ Sports has confirmed. According to LAPD … it doesn’t appear as if…


Heather Locklear Rushed to Hospital After Apparent Overdose

Heather Locklear was taken to the hospital for the second time in just over two weeks on Monday afternoon.

As previously detailed, the veteran actress was placed under doctor’s supervision earlier this month after she allegedly assaulted her parents and threatened to shoot herself.

She was then released after receiving a psychiatric evalution.

Yesterday, however, the extremely troubled ex-Melrose Place and Spin City star was hospitalized for a different reason.

And a scarier one, really, too.

TMZ confirms that a 911 call was made from Locklear’s home around 3 p.m. after the actress overdoses on prescription medication.

Paramedics quickly arrived on the scene in Thousand Oaks, California and transported the star to Las Robles Hospital & Medical Center.

She is now in stable condition, with an insider telling Us Weekly:

“She didn’t want to leave her home [Monday] afternoon to get further treatment that she had agreed to get earlier in the day.

“Authorities were called when Heather said she had taken prescription medication and there [were] concerns she had taken more than she had been prescribed.

“The family is asking for privacy at this time.”

There’s no way to know right now whether Locklear accidentally took more than she had been prescribed; or if she did so on purpose.

Just 24 hours prior to this frightening incident, Locklear was released from jail after she allegedly attacked both a police officer and an EMT.

They had been called to the 56-year old’s home because the actress was acting drunk and beligerent.

“This is a very serious situation,” a second source told the aforementioned tabloid, adding of the star:

“Heather refuses to get treatment. … Heather’s parents are asking [her boyfriend] Chris [Heisser] to stay away from Heather for a bit to give her some space to get the help she needs.”

This really is a very scary time for the former soap opera and primetime television mainstay.

Locklear has had numerous run-ins with the law over recent years and checked into rehab on at least one occasion.

We had previously heard that Locklear planned to voluntarily check herself in for another round of treatment following last week’s uproar at her home, but it now appears as if that was never on the docket… or Heather changed her mind.

All that’s really certain at the moment is that those close to the actress and/or those who were close to her in the past are very afraid of what may happen next.

“I love Heather… [and  have] loving thoughts and prayers for her and her family and her daughter, Ava,” ex-boyfriend Jack Wagner recently told Entertainment Tonight.

Ava is Locklear’s 20-year old daughter with Bon Jovi drummer Richie Sambora.

She “has had to watch her mother’s ups and downs and this is far worse than it has ever been,” another source tells ET, concluding:

“No one should have to deal with their mother behaving the way Heather does. Especially the way Heather has treated the police.

“Something has to change, there has to be some sort of reality check here.”

We’ll be keeping both Heather and Ava in our thoughts for awhile.


Carlos Lopez, Operation Repo Star, Dead from Apparent Suicide

Carlos Lopez Jr., a former reality star best known for his long-running role on TruTV’s Operation Repo, was found dead Sunday night on the balcony of his Los Angeles apartment.

He was 35 years old.

According to TMZ, Lopez’s body was discovered by his roommate around 8 p.m.

The roommate then dialed 911 and paramedics eventually arrived at the residence… but it was too late. Lopez was announced dead at the scene.

The cause of death appears to be a simple, obvious and tragic one:

Lopez was found with what looked to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. In its report, TMZ also claims that he left behind a suicide note.

Lopez was an Army veteran who served 37 months in combat with the 82nd Airborne in the Army, per his IMDB page.

He appeared on Operation Repo from 2012 to 2014 and also enjoyed small roles on television shows such as iCarly and CSI: Cyber.

Most recently, he appeared as a CIA station chief in the Tom Cruise movie, American Made.

Based on a recent Facebook post, it also sounds as if Lopez will have a small part in the upcoming Transformers spinoff, Bumblebee.

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Operation Repo, meanwhile, was the English-language version of the original Spanish reality program that aired on Telemundo.

Based out of California’s San Fernando Valley, it chronicles a professional team that conducted repossessions for finance companies; it was canceled in 2014 following six years on the air.

Wrote Carlos’ mother on Facebook not long after this awful news went public:

Our hearts are heavy. Our handsome adventurous and loving son Carlos Jr. Left is for Heaven yesterday and our hearts are so heavy. Keep our family and Carlos’s friend Ronnie Lee in your prayers please.

We’ve lost our eldest son and military warrior.

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Lopez’s death comes on the heels of two other suicides in Hollywood.

First, legendary designer Kate Spade took her own life via hanging. She was 55 years old.

Then, beloved chef and author Anthony Bourdain took his own life, also via hanging, while on location in France for his CNN show Parts Unknown.

On Monday morning it was revealed that Pawn Stars star Richard Harrison had died at the age of 77.

Very sad news all around.

May they all rest in peace.


Anthony Bourdain Dead of Apparent Suicide; Celebrity Chef Was 61

Stunning news out of the food world today, as beloved celebrity chef, restaurateur, and TV personality Anthony Bourdain has passed away at the age of 61.

The news was confirmed this morning by Bourdain’s home network, CNN.

The outlet has revealed that the cause of death appears to be suicide.

“It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain,” CNN said in a statement.

“His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller.

“His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly difficult time.”

Sources say Bourdain was filming an episode of Parts Unknown in France, where he was found unresponsive in his hotel room by fellow chef and longtime friend Eric Ripert.

There was perhaps no greater star in the food world than Bourdain, who first rose to prominence outside the New York restaurant scene with the publication of his 2000 book, Kitchen Confidential.

He went on to author two more bestselling books and host several popular TV series, including No Reservations, The Layover, and Parts Unknown.

Bourdain’s trademark wit and erudite commentary have been widely imitated but never duplicated, as his adventurous lifestyle and observations about food, travel, and the world around him attracted a larger and more diverse audience than any previously enjoyed by a celebrity chef.

In recent months, Bourdain became an outspoken supporter of the #MeToo movement, largely as a result of his relationship with actress Asia Argento, an alleged victim of Harvey Weinstein’s.

News of his passing comes just days after the death of fashion designer Kate Spade, who also took her own life.

On social media friends, fans, and fellow celebrities are paying tribute and expressing shock over the death of a man whose jet-setting, epicurean lifestyle made him the envy of millions.

“According to AFSP, there are nearly 45,000 suicides every year in the US. Shocking. I was saddened to hear of the deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain,” tweeted actor Bryan Cranston.

“RIP. It illustrates that success is not immune to depression. We all need to be more aware of our friends who are suffering.”

Anthony Bourdain is survived by a daughter from his second marriage.

Our thoughts are with his family during this tremendously difficult time.

We’ll have further updates on this developing story as more information becomes available.


Kate Spade Dead of Apparent Suicide, Fashion Designer Was 55

Shocking news from the world of fashion today, as several media outlets have now confirmed that iconic designer Kate Spade has been found dead at the age of 55.

According to a police report obtained by TMZ, Spade hanged herself in her Park Avenue home.

Her body was reportedly discovered this morning by a housekeeper.

Law enforcement sources say Spade was pronounced dead on the scene.

They also confirm that she left a note, but no information about the content has been released to the public.

With the help of her husband Andy — who is the brother of comedian David Spade — Kate launched Kate Spade Handbags in 1993.

The brand was an immediate success, and Kate eventually branched out into clothing and jewelry design.

In 2007, Spade sold her company to Coach in a $ 2.4 billion deal.

After taking some time off to focus on raising her child, Kate returned to the fashion world last year with a new line called Frances Valentine.

The brand was named after her 13-year-old daughter.

Born Katherine Brosnahan in Kansas City in 1962, Kate began designing while still a student at the University of Arizona.

It was there that she met her husband while working in a clothing store.

Together, they decided to launch a business and eventually grew Kate’s eponymous company into one of the most recognized fashion brands in the world.

At its peak, Kate Spade New York had more than 140 retail shops in the US and 175 more internationally.

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In addition to being sister-in-law to David, Kate was aunt to actress Rachel Brosnahan, star of Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

Fans of the handbag maven are baffled, as with her wildly successful business empire and loving, close-knit family, from the outside, Kate appeared to be the woman who had it all.

There’s been no word yet from Kate’s inner circle, but friends and neighbors say the family showed no signs of turmoil.

Our thoughts go out to Kate’s loved ones during this tremendously difficult time.

We’ll have further updates on this tragic story as more information becomes available.