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Prince Has Died at Age 57; High Schooler Dies After Assault; Ed Snider Memorial at Wells Fargo
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 04/21/16 4:43 pm | updated: 04/21/16 4:43 pm
 
Pop music legend, Prince, was found dead on Thursday morning at his Paisley Park estate in Chanhassen, MN, outside of Minneapolis. His publicist confirmed the death. There are no further details at this time. Prince Rogers Nelson stood a diminutive 5' 2" but brought a creative and innovative force into the world. Often at odds with his record label, the multi-instrumentalist forged new and inventive sounds and had a distinctive personal style. Prince carried himself with a certain enigmatic energy that seemed to attract many and will be missed by more. He was reportedly suffering from a flu recently. Prince was 57 years old.

A high school student has died after she was assaulted by several other students inside a high school bathroom in Wilmington, DE, this morning. It happened at the Howard High School of Technology in the 400 block of East 12th Street around 8:00 a.m. Witnesses say that the girl was fighting with another girl in the bathroom when she was jumped by multiple other girls. The victim was a sophomore at the vocational-technical high school. She was airlifted to DuPont Hospital where she was pronounced dead. No charges have been announced but Wilmington Police are interviewing several people. Mayor Dennis Williams of Wilmington released this statement:

We are all deeply saddened by this tragedy, and my heartfelt sympathy goes out to the young girl’s family and friends as they grieve this terrible loss. Howard High School of Technology has a rich history in the City of Wilmington, and in this time of great tragedy, it is critical that we embrace the students, parents, faculty, and the entire Howard community.

Our entire city is shaken by the loss of this child’s life, but in this moment we should all come together to work collectively to address the serious needs of our youth. As a community, I know that our strength comes from the commitment that we all have to support our children. Now, more than ever, is the time that we must demonstrate that commitment.”


The Philadelphia Flyers paid tribute to their late founder Ed Snider this afternoon with a public memorial at the Wells Fargo Center in South Philly. The event was free and open to all who wanted to join in celebrating Mr. Snider's life and contributions to Philadelphia and its sport's history. Fans, alumni, and players filled the seats at the Center. Public address announcer Lou Nolan acted as Master of Ceremonies. Lauren Hart sang “God Bless America.” There were also remarks from Brian Roberts, Jack Williams, Gary Bettman, James Kenney, Virlen Reyes, Drew Katz, Michael Milken, Bob Clarke, Lindy Snider, Jay Snider, and Jacob Snider. Ed Snider passed away last weekend after a 2 year battle with cancer. He was 83 years old. In addition to his role as chairman and founder of the hockey club, Snider was chairman and founder of Comcast Spectacor which owns the Wells Fargo Center and managed the Spectrum. The company also owned the 76ers, ComcastSportsNet, and Prism. He started the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation in 2005 to allow Philadelphia kids a chance to learn and play hockey.

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