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Kiefer Sutherland's Mom Shirley Douglas Dies of Pneumonia

Kiefer Sutherland's Mom Shirley Douglas Dies of Pneumonia

Kiefer Sutherland‘s mother Shirley Douglas has sadly passed away. She was 86-years-old.

The 53-year-old Designated Survivor took to Twitter on Sunday (April 5) to announce that his mother had died from pneumonia complications, clarifying that her death was “not related” to COVID-19.

“Early this morning my mother Shirley Douglas, passed away due to complications surrounding pneumonia (not related to COVID19),” Kiefer wrote. “My mother was an extraordinary woman who led an extraordinary life. Sadly she had been battling for her health for quite some time and we, as a family, knew this day was coming.”

Shirley was a famed in actress in both screen and on stage. She was an impassioned Canadian activist and was the daughter of Medicare founder Tommy Douglas.

“To any families who have lost loved ones unexpectedly to the Coronavirus, my heart breaks to you,” Kiefer continued. “Please stay safe.”

Our thoughts are with Shirley Douglas‘ loved ones during this difficult time.

Five Things To Watch on Television Tonight, April 5

Five Things To Watch on Television Tonight, April 5

Welcome to Sunday!

As we continue our quarantine routines, Just Jared has complied a list of must-watch shows to watch tonight, April 5, on television, as we help to flatten the curve from the coronavirus pandemic.

We’ve picked out a variety of drama, funny, and documentary things that you can enjoy right from your couch with a bowl full of popcorn.

If you don’t have cable, that’s okay. There are tons of things to watch on Netflix, Hulu and other streaming services. You can even peep what is coming to Netflix in April, too!

Click inside to see the best TV programs to watch tonight… More Here! »

Duffy Gets Candid About Rape Experience, Declares Herself Finally Free

Duffy Gets Candid About Rape Experience, Declares Herself Finally Free

Duffy is candidly opening up about her rape and kidnapping experience, which was brought to light late last month.

The 35-year-old singer posted an essay about her experiences on her official website.

“It was my birthday, I was drugged at a restaurant, I was drugged then for four weeks and travelled to a foreign country,” Duffy recalled. “I can’t remember getting on the plane and came round in the back of a travelling vehicle. I was put into a hotel room and the perpetrator returned and raped me.”

She continues, “I remember the pain and trying to stay conscious in the room after it happened. I was stuck with him for another day, he didn’t look at me, I was to walk behind him, I was somewhat conscious and withdrawn. I could have been disposed of by him.”

Duffy added that after they returned, she was held captive in her own home, and how she lived in fear for years afterwards.

“It didn’t feel safe to go to the police. I felt if anything went wrong, I would be dead, and he would have killed me. I could not risk being mishandled or it being all over the news during my danger. I really had to follow what instincts I had,” she writes of her captor. “I have told two female police officers, during different threatening incidents in the past decade, it is on record. The identity of the rapist should be only handled by the police, and that is between me and them.”

Today, as she reflects on the past 10 years and looks ahead for the next, she “can now leave this decade behind. Where the past belongs. Hopefully no more ‘what happened to Duffy questions,’ now you know … and I am free.”

You can read her full essay at DuffyWords.com

If you didn’t see, you can learn more of Duffy‘s kidnapping and rape on Just Jared.

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Jaws Actor Lee Fierro Dies From Coronavirus Complications at 91

Jaws Actor Lee Fierro Dies From Coronavirus Complications at 91

Lee Fierro, who appeared in Jaws as Mrs. Kintner, has died from coronavirus complications.

Variety reports that the actress had been living in an assisted living facility in Ohio and was 91.

Her memorable scene in Steven Spielberg‘s Jaws was when she walks up to the police chief, played by Roy Scheider, and slaps him.

Lee was also a drama teacher at the Island Theatre Workshop, the paper reports, before she moved to Ohio to be closer to family in recent years.

A small, social distancing service is being planned by her family in Ohio and Lee will also be honored at a memorial service in Martha’s Vineyard at a later date.

See how many other notables have lost their lives from the virus.

Former Saints Football Player Tom Dempsey Dies From Coronavirus at 73

Former Saints Football Player Tom Dempsey Dies From Coronavirus at 73

Former football player Tom Dempsey has sadly died from the COVID-19 Coronavirus at age 73.

The athlete played for both the Philadelphia Eagles and New Orleans Saints as #19.

“Our thoughts and prayers are extended to Carlene and the entire Dempsey family on the passing of their dear Tom. The New Orleans Saints family is deeply saddened and heartbroken at this most difficult time,” a statement reads from the Saints owner Gayle Benson.

It continues that “Tom’s life spoke directly to the power of the human spirit and exemplified his resolute determination to not allow setbacks to impede following his dreams and aspirations. He exemplified the same fight and fortitude in recent years as he battled valiantly against illnesses but never wavered and kept his trademark sense of humor. He holds a special place in the hearts and minds of the Saints family.”

Tom, who also suffered from dementia, died from complications with the coronavirus on Saturday, April 4 in New Orleans.

See how many other notables have lost their lives from the virus.

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Tiger at Bronx Zoo Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Tiger at Bronx Zoo Tests Positive For Coronavirus

A tiger at the Bronx Zoo is the first animal in the United States to test positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus.

The zoo revealed that Nadia, a four-year-old Malayan tiger, had begun to exhibit symptoms of the virus, after coming into contact with an asymptomatic staffer.

“This is the first time we know of, or from any of the people we’ve been in contact with, that an animal has gotten sick with COVID,” Paul Calle, the chief veterinarian, shared with the Daily News.

Nadia‘s sister Azul, as well as two Amur tigers, and three African lions have also exhibited symptoms, but have not been tested.

Paul continued that the diagnosis “surprised us all because in this global pandemic (and the SARS pandemic in 2002) animals didn’t get sick. They might have been occasional ones but animals have not played a role in either of these pandemics.”

“Though they have experienced some decrease in appetite, the cats at the Bronx Zoo are otherwise doing well under veterinary care and are bright, alert, and interactive with their keepers,” the statement from the zoo reads.

The zoo will continue to monitor Nadia, and the other big cats at the facility and “anticipate full recoveries.”

Olivia Munn Helps Henry Golding Find Dog To Foster During Pandemic

Olivia Munn Helps Henry Golding Find Dog To Foster During Pandemic

Henry Golding and Liv Lo look like the best pet parents!

The Crazy Rich Asians star and his wife were spotted walking their new foster pup, Stella, around the neighborhood in Los Angeles on Friday (April 3).

Henry and Liv turned to pal Olivia Munn for help in finding a pet to foster amid the coronavirus pandemic, and she found Stella for them.

“So today was a hug[e] day at the Golding house hold, we became foster parents for this little pup Stella,” Henry proudly announced on his Instagram. “Sadly with Covid 19 alot of the adoption shelters still need to find homes for these beauty’s, what better way to share your home in quarantine than with a loving fuzzball.”

He continued, “Our friend @oliviamunn has been such an amazing advocate for pets that need homes. so with help from @wag, @greatergoodorg, @startanimalrescue and @robertvillaneda we found our perfect match in Stella! 🦮.”

Olivia added on her own feed, “Thank You SO MUCH to my good friends @henrygolding + @livlogolding who texted just a couple days ago saying they wanted to foster a dog, and today are the foster parents to this beautiful pitbull mix, Stella! 🐶🤍🤍⁣⁣.”

You can see more details about fostering a pet during the pandemic on both Olivia and Henry‘s Instagrams.

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