Star of The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith actor Barlang Lewis dies age 59

Star of The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith actor Barlang Lewis dies age 59

Updated May 11, 2018 16:40:40 Photo: Mr Lewis was born and raised in the Arnhem Land community of Ngukurr. (Facebook: Barlang Lewis) Well-known Northern Territory Indigenous actor and musician Barlang Lewis has died aged 59. Lewis died suddenly at his home in the Top End town of Katherine overnight, his …

Young boy dies after being hit by car

Young boy dies after being hit by car

The Pulse morning news blog. A YOUNG boy has died after being hit by a car in Port Augusta. Police and emergency services were dispatched to Victoria Parade about 7pm after receiving reports that a car and a pedestrian had collided. The pedestrian — an eight-year-old boy from Port Augusta …

Woman dies after Queensland car crash

Woman dies after Queensland car crash

A woman has died after the car she was driving smashed into an embankment in Queensland’s Darling Downs region. The car was travelling south on the Bunya Highway near Dalby on Wednesday morning when it left the road and struck and embankment, Queensland Police said in a statement. The 81-year-old …

US soldier dies in Papua New Guinea, military officials fly in to investigate

US soldier dies in Papua New Guinea, military officials fly in to investigate

Updated May 01, 2018 11:01:48 United States security and military investigators have flown to Papua New Guinea to investigate the death of a special forces soldier in diplomatic accommodation. Military liaison officer Shawn Green was found dead at a friend’s house in Port Moresby last week. The 38-year-old’s body was …

Queensland Labor stalwart Terry Mackenroth dies from lung tumour

Queensland Labor stalwart Terry Mackenroth dies from lung tumour

Updated April 30, 2018 19:12:57 Photo: Terry Mackenroth retired from politics in 2005. (AAP: Tony Phillips) Former Labor deputy premier and treasurer Terry Mackenroth has died less than a fortnight after being diagnosed with a lung tumour. He was 68. Mr Mackenroth had been optimistic of surviving the tumour, which …

Larry Harvey, influential Burning Man festival co-founder, dies aged 70

Larry Harvey, influential Burning Man festival co-founder, dies aged 70

Posted April 29, 2018 14:24:39 Photo: Larry Harvey was the co-founder and “chief philosophic officer” of the Burning Man festival. (John Curley, AP) Related Story: Man dies after running into flames at Burning Man festival Larry Harvey, whose decision to erect a giant wooden figure and burn it to the …

World’s oldest spider dies aged 43 in Western Australia

World’s oldest spider dies aged 43 in Western Australia

Updated April 28, 2018 20:10:33 Australia has a notorious reputation as home to some of the world’s deadliest creatures and until recently also harboured the oldest known living spider in the world. The trapdoor matriarch died at the ripe old age of 43 during a long-term population study in Western …

British toddler Alfie Evans dies after serious illness which captured world’s attention

British toddler Alfie Evans dies after serious illness which captured world’s attention

Updated April 28, 2018 17:52:28 Photo: Alfie’s parents said the toddler was showing signs of improvement with continued treatment. (Facebook: Alfies Army) Related Story: British toddler surviving after court rules life support be turned off Alfie Evans, the 23-month-old British toddler whose grave illness drew international attention, died early on …

Teenage L-plate driver dies in two-car collision in Glenorie, supervisor critically injured

Teenage L-plate driver dies in two-car collision in Glenorie, supervisor critically injured

Posted April 27, 2018 19:50:08 A teenage learner driver has died and her supervising driver is in a critical condition after two cars collided in Glenorie in Sydney’s north-west. Police said the crash happened about 4:50pm on Friday when a the two cars hit at the intersection of Old Northern …

Australian singer Paul Gray of Wa Wa Nee dies aged 54

Australian singer Paul Gray of Wa Wa Nee dies aged 54

Posted April 25, 2018 13:29:15 External Link: In 1986, Wa Wa Nee’s debut single Stimulation peaked at number two on the Australian singles chart. Paul Gray, lead singer of the 1980s Australian pop band Wa Wa Nee, has died of cancer. The 54-year-old musician died on Tuesday of multiple myeloma, …