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U.S. Figure Skater John Coughlin Dies of Apparent Suicide at 33 After Being Suspended from Sport

U.S. Figure Skater John Coughlin Dies of Apparent Suicide at 33 After Being Suspended from Sport

Former U.S. figure skater John Coughlin died in Kansas City on Friday, according to his sister Angela Laune. He was 33.

“My wonderful, strong, amazingly compassionate brother John Coughlin took his own life earlier today,” Laune wrote on Facebook. “I have no words.”

The Kansas City Police Department has not yet issued a police report, but Sergeant Jake Becchina confirmed to PEOPLE that officers were dispatched to the 10900 block of Washington Street on Friday at approximately 4:54 p.m. in response to an apparent death by suicide. Becchina confirmed that the deceased was identified as John Coughlin of Kansas City.

Coughlin was a two-time U.S. Pairs Champion and worked as a coach, TV commentator and skater with U.S. Figure Skating and the International Skating Union. He participated in two world championships, placing sixth in 2011 and eighth in 2012.

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According to USA Today, on Dec. 17, SafeSport — an organization that has “exclusive jurisdiction over sexual misconduct” in the Olympic loop and investigates other abuse allegations across multiple sports — restricted Coughlin’s eligibility to participate in figure skating pending final resolution of a matter presented to them. On Jan. 8, Coughlin resigned from his post as U.S. brand manager for John Wilson Blades, a skating blade retail company, USA Today reported.

On Thursday, SafeSport called for an “temporary suspension” of Coughlin, according to a release from the Professional Skating Association that was sent to members and obtained by PEOPLE.

The statement noted that Coughlin was “prohibited from participating, in any capacity, in any activity or competition authorized by, organized by, or under the auspices of the United States Olympic Committee, the national governing bodies recognized by the United States Olympic Committee, including U.S. Figure Skating, and/or a Local Affiliated Organization of a national governing body recognized by the United States Olympic Committee.”

U.S. Figure Skating then followed up with their own suspension, according to the statement, noting he was suspended “pending final resolution of the matter by the U.S. Center for Safesport.”

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Bryan Cranston, Sarah Hyland, Evan Rachel Wood and More Stars Attend 2019 Women’s March

Bryan Cranston, Sarah Hyland, Evan Rachel Wood and More Stars Attend 2019 Women’s March

The third-annual Women’s March was held in numerous cities across the globe on Saturday, and many celebrities joined women across the country to protest against the policies of President Donald Trump.

In New York City, Bryan Cranston appeared on a balcony on Broadway, where he is currently starring in Network, to cheer on the crowd and show his support. 

“The Women’s March from my balcony at the Belasco Theater in New York!” Cranston, 62, wrote on Instagram, alongside a video of the “exciting” day.

“Exciting to witness and support these powerful women of all ages, colors and creeds. Change is coming!” he wrote, alongside the hashtags “#womensmarch #womanempowerment.”

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The Women’s March from my balcony at the Belasco Theater in New York! Exciting to witness and support these powerful women of all ages, colors and creeds. Change is coming! #womensmarch #womanempowerment #theatre #networkonbroadway

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In Los Angeles, a handful of famous faces came out to support the march, including Connie Britton, Evan Rachel Wood, Laverne Cox, Lea Thompson, Adam Rippon and Ingrid Michaelson.

“Got to hang with these lovelies at the #womensmarch today,” the Westworld star, 31, captioned a shot of herself standing alongside Britton and Michaelson at the event.

Britton, 51, and Rippon, 29, also shared photographs on their Instagram Stories of themselves posing with marchers.

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Got to hang with these lovelies at the #womensmarch today. 🙌🏻💙✊🏻 @ingridmichaelson

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Birthday Girl Chicago West Bonds with Saint as Kim Kardashian Throws Alice in Wonderland Party

Birthday Girl Chicago West Bonds with Saint as Kim Kardashian Throws Alice in Wonderland Party

Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West went all out for Chicago‘s first birthday!

Days after their baby girl officially turned one on Tuesday, the proud parents — who are expecting their fourth child via surrogate — threw their daughter an Alice in Wonderland-themed bash at their Hidden Hills, California, home.

After giving her followers a brief glimpse at some of the decorations — which included a topiary maze in the hallway, an elaborate cake with a giant grinning Cheshire cat, and a bouncy house in the backyard — the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star, 38, found her son Saint sharing a sweet moment with his baby sister.

“You are so nice sharing with your sister,” Kardashian West could be heard saying alongside a video of her Saint, 3, holding a cup so his sister could drink from it.

For her big day, baby Chicago wore an adorable little dress, which she paired with some sturdy black boots. Meanwhile, Saint wore an oversized shirt with a pair of jeans and sneakers.

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However, there was just one small problem: Chicago seemed more interested in running through the house than actually going to her party!

“Chi, come here, it’s your birthday party,” Kardashian West can be heard calling out in one video, as her daughter starts running off into the distance.

The KKW Beauty mogul went on to share a cute clip of the pair crawling around on the floor.

“These two are always together,” she said to the camera. “Come on guys, let’s go outside.”

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The party was also attended by Khloé Kardashian and her daughter True.

“We’re the first ones here on purpose,” Khloé, 34, told her followers on Snapchat, explaining that she couldn’t wait to see how Kim and her husband decorated for the bash.

“Wow,” she added as she took in the sights.

And as Chicago and Saint teamed up, Kim’s eldest daughter North, 5½, spent some time with her co

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Pregnant Meghan Markle Goes Casual for Lunch with New Press Secretary in London

Pregnant Meghan Markle Goes Casual for Lunch with New Press Secretary in London

Meghan Markle is showing off her signature style!

Three days after the mother-to-be made her first official visit to her newly announced patronage, the animal charity Mayhew, Meghan stepped out for lunch in West London.

On Friday, Meghan — who is due in late April — was seen dining with her and Prince Harry’s new deputy director of communications, Christian Jones.

A diner who was seated nearby reportedly said that Jones appeared to be taking notes during their meal.

Meghan, 37, went with a casual look for the afternoon outing, wearing jeans, a navy blue coat and a pair of nude Stuart Weitzman heels, which she paired with a Mulberry purse and gold aviator sunglasses. She also styled her hair in her go-to messy bun.

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Jones was hired by Kensington Palace in December, and also manages communications for Prince Harry, Prince William and Kate Middleton. Jones will also support the royals’ charitable duties.

He formerly worked for the British government for almost seven years, most recently serving as a speechwriter and press secretary for the Department of Exiting the European Union.

In recent months, there have been a couple of palace staffing shake-ups.

It was announced in December that Meghan and Harry’s private secretary/chief of staff, Samantha Cohen, would be leaving her position in 2019, once a replacement was found. One of Meghan’s personal assistants also resigned in November.

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While visiting her new animal patronage earlier this week, Meghan received a very bold compliment from a well-wisher.

“What a lovely lady you are,” said Peggy McEachrom, who is originally from Jamaica. “May God bless you.”

“And you’re a fat lady!” McEachrom added, motioning to the Duchess of Sussex’s growing baby bump.

Meghan immediately let out a big laugh and responded, “I’ll take it!”

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McEachrom also predicted that Meghan and

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James Van Der Beek 'Is Still Relishing' Impressive Canyon Vacation with All 5 of His Kids

James Van Der Beek 'Is Still Relishing' Impressive Canyon Vacation with All 5 of His Kids

James Van Der Beek is reminiscing on one of his epic family vacations.

The Pose star and his wife Kimberly Van Der Beek took a road trip to Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada near the end of 2018 — with all five of their children in tow!

During the vacation, their kids — son Joshua, 6, and daughters Olivia, 8, Annabel, 4, Emilia, 2, and Gwendolyn, 7 months— enjoyed explored the canyons and eating salads in an RV.

Around a week after he returned home to Los Angeles from his getaway, James, 41, shared a series of photos from the trip, which included a sweet full-family shot and photos of the kids taking in the sights.

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#tbt My head is very much back in the game… but my heart is still relishing last week.

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“My head is very much back in the game… but my heart is still relishing last week,” the Dawson’s Creek alum captioned his “#tbt” photo series.

Kimberly also shared photos from the vacation, including one where Joshua and Annabel pose with scribbles on the side of a rock that were dated Dec. 10, 2018, which the kids believe to be “ancient.”

“’Mommy I found ancient writing!’” Kimberly wrote. “Swipe for more photos of one of my most favorite days in life. Made yesterday’s madness all worth it.”

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“Mommy I found ancient writing!” Swipe for more photos of one of my most favorite days in life. Made yesterday’s madness all worth it. 🙏😊🧡 #RV #roadtrip @vanderjames

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