Mythbusters Co-Host Jessi Combs’ Boyfriend Opens Up About Her Tragic Death


MythBusters’ co-host Jessi Combs’ boyfriend, Terry Madden, opened up about her tragic death and his sudden loss of the love of his life.

MythBusters aims to use the scientific method to debunk rumors, myths, and movie scenes, often testing their validity. Combs starred on the show for 12 episodes back in 2009 before its cancellation in 2016.  On August 27, the Harney County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of a jet car crash in the Alvord Desert located in southeastern Oregon. Sadly, Combs was pronounced dead at the scene and the cause of the car crash is still unknown. The MythBusters co-host broke 398 mph in the same North American Eagle Supersonic Speed Challenger in 2013, which gave her the title of the fastest woman on four wheels.

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Comb’s boyfriend, Terry Madden, who was the one to find Comb’s after the fatal crash had started to open up and share his loss with the shows fans by posting some of his favorite memories of them together on social media. People reported that on Instagram he dived into her death by saying he was not sure how to cope with the loss because he missed her so much already. He then shared a black and white photo of the two dressed up as mimes in Las Vegas for Halloween last year. He captioned the cute photo saying the two had more fun together than he knew was possible. He explained to followers that the two had made a bet before leaving their hotel on who would speak first, the couple held out for five hours, even acting out their hotel destination to a confused cabby.

On Madden’s Instagram story, he admitted that he was trying his best to stay positive, but at times found himself struggling. He continued to say that he couldn’t say it was a good morning, but he had gotten himself out of bed and watched the sunrise, just like Combs used to enjoy doing. Fans of MythBusters have been helping Madden cope by sharing positive comments on his account to urge him to live his life to the fullest.

Combs was known for her mile-wide smile and her constant endeavor to fulfill her dreams. Comb’s family is working on starting a foundation in her name that will continue to empower the young girls and women who saw her as a role model, teaching them that they too can follow their dreams. In the end, Combs died doing what she loved, trying to break a land speed record in Oregon and becoming the fastest woman on Earth – a dream she held since 2012.

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Source: People, Terry Madden

2019-09-04 03:09:38

Jennifer O'Brien

Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness’ Cat Dies Suddenly in Tragic Fall


Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness’ cat, Bug, has died suddenly after falling out of an open window in the middle of the night, according to the Netflix star. Van Ness recently shared a heartwarming post about his late pet on Instagram.

Van Ness became America’s mustachioed sweetheart after appearing on Queer Eye, Netflix’s reboot of Bravo’s Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, in 2018. On the show, “The Fab Five” – Van Ness is joined by Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Karamo Brown, and Bobby Berk – help somebody in need of a life makeover. They update everything from their wardrobe to their home decor, with Van Ness, an accomplished hairstylist, overseeing grooming and personal care. He’s generally the most upbeat and enthusiastic one on the show, known for his over-the-top reactions and sky-high heels. Sadly, Van Ness recently told his fans that he won’t be himself for a while following the sudden and tragic death of his cat, Bug.

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While Van Ness’ Instagram feed is usually a stream of positivity and figure skating, on Wednesday morning the reality star posted a heartbreaking message about the sudden death of his cat, Bug. According to Van Ness, Bug fell from an open window and passed away in the middle of the night while he was sleeping. He then shared his sympathy for anyone else who’s currently experiencing “grief [and] loss,” and added that he wouldn’t be his usual sunny self the next few days while he’s going through this difficult time. While Van Ness warned he wouldn’t be his “typical happy self,” he reminded his followers that that’s “okay.” 

He ended the emotional post by admitting that he’s been struggling to make this sudden loss “mean something,” and asked his fans to donate to an animal shelter in the meantime. Fortunately, in addition to the love and support of his friends and fanbase – who shared their condolences in the comments – Van Ness has another cat, Harry Larry, to keep him company during this painful time. His followers can still expect regular weather updates from Harry, who is an aspiring meteorologist, according to Van Ness.

Following Bug’s death, the Queer Eye star has been keeping busy in an attempt to take his mind off the loss. He’s already been back in the gym, posting videos of himself doing gymnastics with his co-star France, and on the ice, skating to Solange. While he’s still in the throes of grief, Van Ness said he’s feeling a little better each day thanks to the support of his friends and Queer Eye family.

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Source: Jonathan Van Ness

2019-08-09 12:08:46

Sarah Beauchamp