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Jeff LaBar dead: Cinderella guitarist dies suddenly aged 58 as heartbroken son speaks out

“It’s unimaginable that one of our band brothers has left us. We’re sending his wife Debinique, his son Sebastian, family, and friends our deepest condolences.

“Jeff’s memory and music will be with us forever. We all… band, family and management appreciate the overwhelming outpouring of love. Rest in peace Jeff.”

Jeff joined the band in 1985 as guitarist Michael Shermick’s replacement.

The musician was also in a side band with Cinderella bandmate Eric, called Naked Beggars.

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Our Yorkshire Farm's child heartbroken after tragedy on Ravenseat Farm

Our Yorkshire Farm’s Miles has been left heartbroken after the death of one of his flock.

The 14-year-old aspiring farmer tends to his own sheep, following in the footsteps of parents Amanda and Clive.

Fans of the Channel 5 show will have seen Miles working with his dad closely at Christmas time, as he cared for chickens as well as his sheep.

Read more: Our Yorkshire Farm’s Amanda Owen on adding tenth child to clan

However, a number of viewers were taken aback by the fact he then picked out the chicken they’d eat for Christmas dinner, Yorkshire Live reports.

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In her 2019 Adventures Of The Yorkshire Shepherdess, Amanda had penned: “Every year we replenish our ageing flock of hens with end-of-lay hens destined for processing.

“Miles takes them under his wing caring for them in the barn until they become acclimatised to the weather at Ravenseat and can become free-range.”

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She continued: “He also has his own flock of sheep, a dozen Texdales (Texel/Swaledale crosses).

“He lambs his little flock himself. Everything is timed carefully to make sure that his sheep’s due dates coincide with the Easter school holidays.

“He gets to see it all, and he was heartbroken when one day he went outside to feed his sheep and found one had escaped and got into the feedstore, overindulged, become bloated and died.

Miles was said to be heartbroken by the loss of one of his beloved animals
Miles was said to be heartbroken by the loss of one of his beloved animals

“It’s entirely his flock and he makes decisions about who he keeps and who he sells, with just a hint of guidance from Clive.”

Amanda described her son as quiet, sensitive and knowledgeable and says he lives for the day when he can farm full-time.

But when it came to picking a chicken, Miles didn’t seem to have any qualms, showing that his farming skills had developed.

Amanda commented: “We live on a farm, it’s just the cycle of life and death.”

As she cooked in the kitchen, alongside some of her other children, she added: “Sometimes to get the best of your animals and your produce, it requires eating them!”

Author: [email protected] (Jess Grieveson-Smith, Lucy Marshall)
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Jenny and Lee's empty Gogglebox sofa leaves fans heartbroken

It’s been heartache for Gogglebox fans who have had to prepare for a Friday night in without Jenny and Lee.

Hull’s favourite duo on the show posted an emotional picture of their empty sofa a week after the final episode of the series aired.

The pair posted on Twitter “empty sofa Goggleboxers” with three crying emojis and a love heart.

Fans have enjoyed the exploits of the two best friends over the series, especially Jenny’s attempts to crack the case in the latest series of Line of Duty.

After posting a picture of the empty sofa, fans were saddened that they will not be getting their Friday night fix of Jenny and Lee.

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“Hate the fact there is no Gogglebox tonight. Roll on September,” on fan wrote.

Another said: “Friday nights just won’t be the same.”

“That is so sad,” said one fan. “Come back we miss you.”

Jenny and Lee’s antics on the show have made them the nation’s favourite cast members, according to viewers who regularly tune in.

They have been part of the Channel Four show since 2014.

Author: [email protected] (Michael Mutch)
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Elvis: The King's heartbroken first orders when he heard mother Gladys had died

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For the first time ever, Gracelend’s archives were opened to the public for an online tour, hosted by Vice President of Archives and Exhibits Angie Marchese. As we mark the birthday of The King’s devoted mother today, the tour gave a fascinating glimpse into the life of a simple woman who went from extreme poverty on Mississippi to unimaginable luxury but was never able to let go of her fears for her famous son.

Gladys Smith was born on April 25, 1912 in Pontotoc County. She married Vernon Presley on June 17, 1933. Vernon was only 17 and lied about his age when they registered the union.

Vernon built them a two-room ‘trackhouse’ with no indoor plumbing. They could not afford electricity. The pair never forgot their early struggles and it shaped everything they did, even when unimaginable riches poured in.

Elvis was born on January 8, 1935, but his twin brother Jesse was stillborn. Glady also lost her mother ‘Doll’ that year to tuberculosis and family members noted she was unusually protective and fearful around her new child. This would never go away, with Elvis and his mother remarkably close all their lives, even developing their own private baby language.

Glady’s greatest fear was always losing her son, so she was devastated when he received his military papers in December 1957, at the height of his early fame.

READ MORE: Elvis: Secret visit to London in 1968 with Tommy Steele DID happen – incredible revelations

Gladys had slept in the same bed with her son until he was 13 and Elvis never spent a night away from the family home until he was 17.

Elvis later said:  “My mama never let me out of her sight.”

By 1957, the family was living in luxury at Graceland and Elvis lavished his mother with gifts (including a pink Cadillac, even though she couldn’t drive), but Gladys never forgot her roots. 

The Archives Tour of Graceland showed one of her classic dresses, simple and loose in a plain dark colour, with large pockets.

Angie Marchese pointed out the worn edges and stitch marks which showed that frugal Gladys would always repair her own clothes and never waste them.

This was mirrored by Vernon who famously kept every single piece of paper, correspondence and bills that passed through Graceland.

Angie said: “It goes back to growing up with nothing in the Great Depression and having to keep receipts prove you had paid for something.”

Vernon also never threw a single household item from Graceland away.

Angie told viewers that whenever Elvis redecorated, Vernon kept all the old items in the outbuildings rather than dispose of them.

Partly because his son would often change his mind but also, Angie said, because  “Vernon never knew when all of this could possibly go away and you might need something again one day.”

By 1957, Elvis was already constantly away on tour and starting to make movies in Los Angeles and Gladys was lonely and isolated at Graceland.

She told family friend Frank Richards: “I’m the most miserable woman in the world… I’m guarded. I can’t buy my own groceries. I can’t see my neighbour.”

Echoing what would later happen to her son, the emotionally fragile Gladys had started taking pills to sleep, pills to wake up and was drinking vodka through the day to calm her nerves.

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Glady’s sadness is clear in the pictures with Elvis in his military uniform and seeing him off to training camp.

Her health was already failing and she soon deteriorated. On August 10, 1958, Gladys was taken to hospital after driving back with Vernon from Fort Hood in Texas where their son was taking advanced tank training.

Elvis rushed home on August 13 and his mother died of a heart attack the following day. She was just 46.

At the funeral three days later, Elvis sobbed uncontrollably and said: “Goodbye, darling. We loved you. Oh God, everything I have is gone. I lived my life for you. I loved you so much.”

19 years later, Elvis would die, also of heart problems, on the very same day, August 16.

When Gladys died, the newspapers reported that the star was granted temporary compassionate leave from his military service which was extended after: “Elvis was confined to bed temporarily with a virus infection and slight fever.”

Before he returned to Texas, he left strict instructions about his mother’s belongings.

On the archives tour, Angie said: “When she passed in 1958, Elvis ordered that all of her things must stay in her room until he came home from the army.”

After The King himself died in 1977, nothing was touched in the house and Elvis’ own clothes were still hanging in his closet in 1982 when the house was opened to the public.

During that period, Glady’s own clothes were discovered in the attic. Angie revealed that “it was all wrapped in 1962 newspaper.”

Vernon travelled to Germany with Elvis during his miltary service, and when they returned in 1960, he moved into his own house next door to start a new relationship with his second wife, Dee Stanley, who he had married that year.

Elvis’ aunt Delta took over Vernon and Gladys’ rooms at Graceland in 1967.

When the process began of properly inventorying the contents of Graceland before the public openings, a treasure trove was discovered at the back of Gladys’ wardrobe.

Angie said: “Gladys also kept a wealth of photographs in her closet which are filed separately in the archives along with Glady’s wardrobe and personal effects.”

They are part of an extrordinary collection which includes nine million documents, 50,000 photographs, over 3,000 textile and costume items, cars, planes and The King’s personal record collection, with over 5,000 albums.

Matt Baker's wife leaves fans heartbroken with 'sad' announcement 'Saying a fond farewell’

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“At the end of the day, you know, I’ve always put my family first and I always will do and if we decide as a family that we want to keep going or whatever then it’ll be them that make the decision and that’s it.”

Despite his uncertainty, Matt added that he’s been “overjoyed” about the reaction from viewers towards the show.

He added: “It’s just it’s been amazing actually, it’s been quite remarkable from my perspective as well and it being the first show that we’ve ever made as my production company.

“To have that, you know, the most watched show ever on the channel – it’s incredible. Obviously, I feel like I’m living in a dream world with it, I really do.”

The four-part series gives fans an insight into Matt’s life as he moves his family, including children Molly and Luke, from Hertfordshire to his childhood farm in Durham after his mum Janice suffered a serious injury to her leg and knee and required extra help.

Tamsin Greig ‘heartbroken’ over Friday Night Dinner co-star Paul Ritter’s death at 54

Another replied: “Such upsetting news. FND has got me through many dark times. RIP Paul.”

A third commented: “I was listening to your play on radio 4 last week. My condolences to you also. Losing a friend is never easy.”

While a fourth said: “Such talent. Heartbreaking news.”

Paul played Martin Goodman in the popular Channel 4 comedy and also starred in Sky drama Chernobyl. 

Bear Grylls left heartbroken as crew member Joshua Valentine, 37, dies in tragic accident

Bear added he was “strong as a lion, dependable, kind to everyone, humble, super skilled, and loyal to the end”.

“A true friend to many,” the adventurer added. “He will never be forgotten.

“And his example of how to live, will be with us forever.

“We are all heartbroken. #RIP my friend – forever in our hearts. @ross_bowyer @stani_greenway @megan_hine @yomp.”