Talk about stupid human tricks. What was this guy doing to catch himself on fire while burning leaves? Was he sitting around bored and thought “Its really windy today. I think I’ll go out and burn some leaves.” Sorry about the guy dying but what a nimrod.
Authorities say a rural Keokuk man has died of injuries suffered when his clothes caught on fire while burning leaves.
The Lee County sheriff’s office says the death of 79-year-old Charles “Chuck” Land, who died on Saturday, was an accident.
Jackson County Township Fire Chief Paul Henson told the Daily Gate City in Keokuk that Land was burning leaves Saturday afternoon.
Henson says it was windy, and Land was trying to stomp out the fire when his nylon coat caught on fire.
Henson says a firefighter who lives across the street from Land rushed over and put the fire out.
Land was taken to University Hospitals in Iowa City, where he died Saturday evening.
Charlie O’Donnell has died at 78-years-old according to the latest news reports. While the name might not ring a bell, if you heard his classic voice, you’d know him from TV’s longtime classic game show, “Wheel of Fortune.”
According to NBC Chicago, O’Donnell died on Sunday in Los Angeles. As of right now there is no official cause of death released. O’Donnell started with the “Wheel of Fortune” game show before it even had Pat Sajak or Vanna White as its hosts.
Charlie actually started the voice work in 1975 when Chuck Woolery was its host. He worked up until 1980 and after an 8-year hiatus, returned in 88′ to work on the show until his death. His other previous work was as a NY DJ and also working with Dick Clark on “American Bandstand,” another classic TV show.
With this sad loss, it is likely that Pat Sajak and Vanna White will offer their condolences on the air on an upcoming episode of the show. While O’Donnell worked behind-the-scenes, his work can’t be overlooked.
It will be extremely tough to find someone to replace such a famous icon whose voice is forever connected to the game show. However, that shouldn’t overshadow O’Donnell’s longtime legacy in television.