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'8 Mile' Actor Nashawn Breedlove Who Rap-Battled Eminem Dies In NJ Home: Report
Nashawn Breedlove, the actor who famously rapped with Eminem in "8 Mile," died in his New Jersey home, his family tells TMZ.
Breedlove, 46, died in his sleep at home on Sunday, Sept. 24, the outlet said. His Facebook profile shows he is from Newark.
The rapper and actor was known as "Lotto" since his part in the 2002 movie with Em that serves as a career highlight.
Breedlove's mother, Patricia, penned a tribute to him on Tuesday, Sept. 26.
"Nashawn's departure from this world has left an immense void in my life, one that words cannot fully express," she wrote. "I can't put into…
'The Guy Who Never Stopped Smiling' Pilot Killed In South Brunswick Helicopter Crash Mourned
Condolences are pouring in for Josef-Ram Yitzhak, the Israeli pilot who died in a Central Jersey helicopter crash last week.
The 44-year-old pilot, whose LinkedIn page says he's from Netanya, died when his Robinson R22 copter went down in a South Brunswick canal near Princeton at 3:15 p.m., on Thursday, Aug. 31, local officials said.
Since then, tributes have cropped up on social media.
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Freightliner Driver Killed In 287 Crash Was PA Firefighter Who ‘Would Do Anything For Anyone'
The Freightliner driver killed in last week’s crash on Route 287 was a PA firefighter remembered for his kind heart and willingness to help others.
Edward A. Facer, 48, was driving a Freightliner tractor southbound when it ran off the right side of the highway, through the guardrail, and down an embankment near milepost 22.5 in Bedminster around 5:10 a.m. on Friday, August 25, NJSP Det. Jeffrey Lebron told Daily Voice.
Facer, of Port Matilda, PA, was killed in the crash.
Those who knew and loved Facer immediately shared tributes on social media, including the Port Matilda Fire Co. 15, with…
Parents Of Drowned Spotswood Toddler See Surge Of Support
The drowning of a New Jersey toddler has prompted a wave of support for his parents.
Witten Steigerwald, 18 months, was found in a pool in Spotswood and wasn't breathing around 11:20 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, officials in Middlesex County said.
Responders performed CPR, and Witten was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
"No one is ever prepared for the loss of a child and as such no funeral preparations had been made," Witten's uncle, Scott Steigerwald, said on a GoFundMe page for his brother, Kevin, and Witten's mother, Renee.
"Their family is now suddenly havin…
Former Somerville Resident Jessica Schroth Dies, 48
Alexandria resident Jessica "Jessy" Schroth died Tuesday, Aug. 8, after a recent illness, according to her obituary. She was 48 years old.
Born in Peru, Jessy earned her doctor of dental surgery in Brazil, before her MBA in healthcare from George Washington University in May 2022. At GWU, she was accepted into the golden Key Hnor Society, and then the Presidential Management Fellows Program at HUD, her obit says.
Jessy previously lived in Somerville, NJ; Madison and Green Bay, WI; Virginia Beach, VA; and Tampa, BL.
Jessy is survived by her loving husband, John Schroth; her son, T…
Death Of Sayreville Mom In Motorcycle Crash Caused By 'Jersey Slide' Shatters Hearts
Friends are mourning the loss of a 53-year-old mother and wife who died in a motorcycle crash last weekend.
Andrea Houlihan, 53, of Sayreville, was a passenger on her husband's Harley Davidson when a vehicle suddenly changed lanes on Route 9 in Old Bridge, bringing traffic to an abrupt halt on Sunday, Aug. 13, as previously reported by Daily Voice.
Andrea, a Montville native, was pronounced dead at Hackensack Meridian Hospital, and her husband remains critical.
Phyllis Houlihan Schiavone, Andrea's sister-in-law, detailed the crash on Facebook in sharing a GoFundMe for the family…
Woodbridge Wegmans Worker Who Battled Brain Cancer For 17 Years Dies: 'Always Been A Fighter'
Victor Vilela, a 42-year-old Elizabeth native, died on Monday, July 24, after a 17-year battle with brain cancer, according to his obituary.
Born in Elizabeth, Vilela was an active member of a brain tumor support group and worked at Elizabeth General Hospital, ShopRite in Linden and Wegmans in Woodbridge, his obituary reads.
He is survived by his wife, Meghan, his son, Mauricio, his parents, Maria and Acacio, his sister Sonia as well as other family members, according to his obituary.
Following his death, Vilela's tribute wall was filled with remembrances.
"Your sense of humor had everyon…
NJ Corrections Officer Dies While Working At Youth Facility, Campaign Says
A youth officer with the New Jersey Department of Corrections died over the weekend.
Senior Correctional Police Officer Emiliano Serrano, of Camden, died on Sunday, Aug 6. He worked in Burlington County.
A Marine Corps veteran, Serrano died at work, a GoFundMe page said, but the exact circumstances of his death were unclear.
Serrano began his NJDOC career in 2007. He was assigned to the Garden State Youth Correctional Facility, where he served with honor, according to the department.
"He will be greatly missed," the department said on Facebook.
His mother will be looking over his two son…
'Ride In Paradise': Hit-Run Death Of Motorcyclist, 23, Stuns Jersey Shore Community
Shock and sadness spread following the hit-and-run death of a 23-year-old Jersey Shore motorcyclist.
Jeff Schlinger, of Manchester Township, was struck by 22-year-old Yasmin Sanchez-Centeno, of Toms River, on Thursday, Aug. 3, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer.
An investigation found Sanchez-Centeno was an unlicensed driver, and he's since been jailed and charged with vehicular homicide, strict liability vehicular homicide, and more.
Meanwhile, condolences poured in for Schlinger, including tributes from Good Samaritans.
"I didnt know you, but I was the first to …
NJ Police Officer, Expectant Father Samuel Irvin Dies Suddenly At 23
Tributes and condolences are pouring in after the sudden death of a Central Jersey patrolman and expectant father.
Samuel Cooper Irvin, a Columbus resident and a member of the Mansfield Police Department in Burlington County, died Sunday, July 23. He was 23 years old.
Samuel attended Northern Burlington Regional High School, where he played baseball, football, and basketball before graduating in 2018, his obituary says.
He went on to earn his AAS from Mercer County Community College, as well as a BA in Criminal Justice from Wilmington University.
Most recently, he graduated from the Glouc…
‘She Was The Galaxy:’ Somerset County Mourns Death Of 1-Year-Old Journey Milani Lovett
Somerset County is grieving the tragic loss of a beloved one-year-old girl through an outpour of heartfelt tributes and memorial donations.
Journey Milani Lovett died Friday, July 14, her obituary says.
Born on Father’s Day 2022, Journey is lovingly described in her memorial as the “sun, moon, stars to everyone” — “the Galaxy to her parents Jamiyl and Arielle,” and “the sunshine to her brothers, Jadiel, and Jessiah."
In addition to her parents and brothers, Journey is also survived by numerous extended family members.
“Journey’s arrival healed many hearts,” reads her obituary. “She had su…
Monmouth County Dad, Acronis Sales Director Dies Suddenly At 46, Prompting Outpour Of Support
Monmouth County is showing its support after the unexpected death of a devoted dad, Acronis Sales Director, and youth football coach at 46.
Gregory Joseph Howard, of Colts Neck, died Wednesday, July 19.
Born in Orange, Gregory grew up in West Caldwell before attending and playing football at Monmouth University, his obituary says.
He then taught at Long Branch High School before starting a sales career and worked as the Director of Sales at Acronis:
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'Forever In Our Hearts:' South Jersey Football Coach, Dad Of 2 Dies In Motorcycle Accident, 30
South Jersey is mourning a devoted father and football coach who died in a motorcycle accident.
Jason Paul Crowder, of Winslow Township, died in the accident on Saturday, July 8, his obituary says. He was 30.
Born in Vineland, Jason grew up in Hammonton, where he played basketball and football before graduating from Hammonton High School in 2011.
An avid sportsman, Jason volunteered as a football coach for the Hammonton Hawks and the Hamilton Knights Organizations and played softball with the Hammonton Rec. League. He was also a member of the Wheels of Soul Nation.
Above all, Jason was a …
Burlington County Nurse, Dad Of 4 Gary Koncewicz Dies Suddenly, Prompting Outpour Of Support
Support is on the rise for the family of Gary Koncewicz, a longtime Burlington County nurse and devoted dad of four who died unexpectedly from a heart attack on Friday, June 30 at the age of 53.
Described as the “definition of a good person,” Gary worked tirelessly as a nurse throughout Cooper and Virtua hospitals for more than 25 years, his obituary says.
He was known for his love of sports, especially the Phillies, and his absolute mastery of the art of “dad jokes.”
“53 years is too short but Gary managed to fill it with so many laughs, caring smiles and about one million dad jokes,” rea…