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Navalny’s spokesperson issues bold ultimatum to Putin as body vanishes

A spokesperson for the late Alexei Navalny declared the deceased Russian opposition leader to have been murdered.

Spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh made the claim on Saturday via a post on social media platform X.

“Alexei Navalny was murdered. His death occurred on February 16 at 2:17 p.m. local time, according to the official message to Alexei’s mother,” said Yarmysh. “An employee of the colony said that the body of Navalny is now in Salekhard.”

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“It was picked up by investigators from the IC. Now they are conducting ‘investigations’ with him. We demand that Alexei Navalny’s body be handed over to his family immediately.

Russia’s prison agency announced Friday that Navalny — a prominent critic of Vladimir Putin — died at the age of 47.

Navalny has previously organized anti-government demonstrations and has run for office to advocate for reforms against what he claims is corruption in Russia. He was the victim of an alleged assassination attempt in 2020 when he suffered poisoning from a suspected Novichok nerve agent. 

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Navalny was being held at the IK-3 penal colony, also known as “Polar Wolf,” in Kharp, Russia — one of the country’s toughest prisons.

Officials said Navalny reported feeling unwell following a walk at the penal colony where he was jailed in Siberia before losing consciousness and dying. 

Yarmysh is far from the first person to make the claim of murder regarding Navalny’s highly suspicious death. World leaders and international affairs experts around the world have pointed the finger at Putin’s regime for the highly suspicious death.

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President Biden told reporters at the White House Friday that “we don’t know exactly what happened, but there is no doubt that the death of Navalny was a consequence of something that Putin and his thugs did.”

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Navalny’s “death in a Russian prison and the fixation and fear of one man only underscores the weakness and rot at the heart of the system that Putin has built.”

Whenever Putin spoke about Navalny, he made it a point to never mention the activist by name, referring to him as “that person” or similar wording, in an apparent effort to diminish his importance, according to The Associated Press.

Fox News Digital’s Greg Norman contributed to this report.

AG takes poetic victory lap by rhyming Trump’s book name to claim ‘justice has been served’

New York Attorney General Letitia James took a victory lap for the press following the fraud ruling against former President Donald Trump.

James made the celebratory comments during a press conference at her offices in Manhattan on Friday.

“Today, justice has been served. Today we proved that no one is above the law. No matter how rich, powerful or politically connected you are,” said James at a press conference on Friday after the ruling. 

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“The scale and the scope of Donald Trump’s fraud is staggering and so too is his ego,” said James. “And his belief that the rules do not apply to him. Today, we are holding Donald Trump accountable.”

The attorney general said the former president had executed deceptive business practices and engaged in tremendous fraud.

James said, “Donald Trump may have authored ‘The Art of the Deal,’ but he perfect the art of the steal.'”

Trump blasted “clubhouse politician” Judge Arthur Engoron Friday after he barred him from operating his business in New York for three years and fined him more than $350 million, defending the “great company” he built and telling Fox News Digital that the ruling is yet another example of Democrats “trying to stop” him, but that “they will not be successful.”

Engoron handed down his ruling Friday after a months-long civil fraud trial beginning in October and stemming from New York Attorney General Letitia James’ lawsuit alleging the former president inflated his assets and committed fraud.

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“A crooked New York judge working with the very corrupt attorney general of New York State, who ran on the basis of ‘I will get Trump’ before knowing me — before even knowing anything about me — just ruled that I have to pay a fine of $355 million based on absolutely nothing,” Trump told Fox News Digital. “No victims. No damages. Great financial statements, with full disclaimer clauses, only success.” 

In September, Engoron ruled that Trump and the Trump Organization had committed fraud while building a real estate empire by deceiving banks, insurers and others by overvaluing his assets and exaggerating his net worth on paperwork used in making deals and securing financing.

In Engoron’s 92-page ruling, he criticized Trump and his testimony during the trial, saying that he “rarely responded to the questions asked, and he frequently interjected long, irrelevant speeches on issues far beyond the scope of the trial.” 

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The judge also barred Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump from serving as an officer or director of any New York corporation or legal entity in New York for two years. 

James brought the lawsuit accusing Trump and the Trump Organization of fraudulent business practices. The court proceedings were contentious, with Engoron repeatedly placing Trump under a partial gag order to prevent him from criticizing court staff.

Fox News Digital’s Brooke Singman contributed to this report.

Jonathan Turley: Fani Willis became the person she despises while on the stand

George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley broke down Fani Willis’ testimony Friday on “America Reports.” Turley said he was reminded of former President Trump, who Willis is in the midst of prosecuting, as he watched the Georgia district attorney’s combative exchanges with lawyers questioning her on the witness stand.

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JONATHAN TURLEY: It was quite striking because when I was watching her testify, the most obvious comparison was Donald Trump, the person she’s prosecuting. Trump went on the stand in a couple of proceedings attacked counsel, attacked the motivations of the proceedings, and called people liars. She did exactly that. I mean, she was out-trumping Trump 

The difference, of course, is that he was repeatedly sanctioned. In her case, the judge seemed to sort of throw in the towel. It’s not that he’s a bad judge. I thought he was doing a good job overall, but towards the end, he seemed to sort of just give up control of those proceedings.  

I could not believe how she was able to continue on these tangents, talking about, you know, how you negotiate with taxi drivers and matching food with wine on trips with Wade and how men are in relationships. It was just mind-blowing. I don’t know many judges that would have allowed that to go on so long.  

Judge Scott McAfee adjourned the hearing Friday after two days of testimony in the allegations that Willis had an “improper” affair with special prosecutor Nathan Wade.

In a surprise move, Willis did not testify for a second day against claims she had an ‘improper’ affair with Wade, a lawyer she hired to help prosecute Trump and others accused of conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election.

Willis is facing potential disqualification from the Georgia election interference case over allegations that she has a conflict of interest in hiring her lover, Wade, and that the pair benefited financially through compensation Wade received for working the case.

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US soccer star said Americans ‘aren’t smart’ — now she’s walking the comment back

U.S. women’s soccer star Lindsey Horan sparked outrage earlier this month when she said that American soccer fans “aren’t smart” and don’t understand the game. 

Now, the USWNT captain is walking back those remarks. 

Horan, who previously played in the National Women’s Soccer League, issued an apology when speaking to reporters on Thursday ahead of the first CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup slated to begin next week. 

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“First and foremost, I would like to apologize to our fans,” the 29-year-old midfielder said, via ESPN. “Some of my comments were poorly expressed, and there was a massive lesson learned for me.”

“When I think about our fans, I love them so much. This team loves them so much, and I can’t begin to explain how much they mean to us. Every time we step out and train, every time we step out and play in games, we play for you guys, and you are our inspiration, you are our motivation, and seeing you wearing our jerseys and seeing you screaming our names and chanting ‘USA,’ that’s what we play for.”

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She continued, “And I never wanted to take any of that away. And continuing on that, the soccer culture in America is changing and growing so much in such a positive way.”

The sentiments Horan expressed Thursday are in stark contrast to those expressed during an interview with The Athletic earlier this month. 

“American soccer fans, most of them aren’t smart,” she was quoted as saying. “They don’t know the game. They don’t understand. (But) it’s getting better and better.”

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“I’m gonna piss off some people, but the game is growing in the U.S. People are more and more knowledgeable, but so much of the time people take what the commentators say, right? My mom does it! My mom says, ‘Julie Foudy said you had such a good game!’ And I’m here, just going, ‘I was f—ing s— today.'”

The remarks sparked a fierce backlash, especially after the team was recovering from their worst finish at the Women’s World Cup last summer. The U.S. was eliminated in the round of 16, for its earliest exit in the tournament to date. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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I’m a 40-year-old mom and wife with Stage 4 cancer. Here’s what I want you to know

I was sworn in as an official member of a club I never wanted to join last October. I’m a 40-year-old wife and mother of a toddler.  I’ve been a journalist with Fox News for 15 years.  Now, I also belong to the cancer club.  

I had barely celebrated my birthday when I was told I had cancer.  The diagnosis metastatic appendiceal cancer

My reaction when I got the news was just what you’d expect.  Everything went blank as my oncologist started rattling off these very scientific terms, the treatment plan and long list of possible side effects from chemo. Appendix cancer? That’s a thing? This useless organ did this?   

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As the diagnosis sunk in, along came the companion feelings of fear, despair, anger, even betrayal (how could my body do this to me?). The list still goes on. But let’s go back to how it all started.   

It was early June when I recall feeling some dull pains in my abdomen. It never once crossed my mind that it could be cancer.  It usually never does. That’s not uncommon, especially for someone as young as me.

I did a little Internet self-diagnosing and chalked it up to not eating the right foods or drinking enough water and carried on with life and our summer plans.   

But over the next two months, the pain slowly got worse.  I have known my body for 40 years.  I’ve known the pains of cramps, pulled muscles, broken bones, even emergency cesarean sections.   

This was different.  

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Still, I figured it was diet related, but decided to see my doctor and have HER confirm that.  Her first thought also was that the symptoms were probably related to my diet.  But she ordered a CT scan anyway.   

Now, I often think, if she hadn’t ordered that scan… Because the pain wasn’t that bad, I could’ve just kept on dealing with the symptoms the way I had all summer — while the cancer continued to spread. 

The evening after the CT scan, I got a call from my doctor.  ‘That was really fast,’ I thought seeing her number on my caller ID.  She told me she wanted me to get to a gynecological oncologist as soon as possible.  It looks like ovarian cancer.  I was home alone with my daughter at the time.  I went numb.  It was not the call I would’ve ever expected.   

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There was a lot of fear and confusion between my husband and me that night.  We didn’t want to believe it was cancer.  But the next day, I sent my scan to Dr. Nicole Saphier, a trusted radiologist, colleague, and Fox News Medical contributor. She came close to confirming the cancer. But what kind was it, really? We were still not sure.  

There was a mass on the scan, but it was hard to see exactly where it was located. 

Within three days of that scan, I was in with an oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK).  What followed was a month of tests, surgeries, scans and lots and lots of tears, until the official, and rare, diagnosis finally came.     

Just over two years ago, when I was pregnant with my daughter, I had a complete lung collapse and ended up needing emergency lung surgery when I was six months pregnant.  

There are still lots of tears.  I often wonder how one body can produce so many tears.  And there are moments where I want to smash plates, but I know this doesn’t help anything.  I quickly try to pivot and get back to my life.  

It was then that I had been diagnosed with another very rare lung disease that affects women in the child-bearing years called Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM).  I just couldn’t fathom that I would be hit with not one extremely rare disease, but two…and in less than two years!  

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I’ve never had more than the flu in the past four decades.  How is this possible?  You’ve got a better chance at winning the Powerball! This isn’t fair!  

Maybe this is related to the lung disease, my husband and I questioned and hoped, but it wasn’t.     

When they asked if I wanted to harvest any eggs before starting chemo, I said no.  I am already so blessed to have a healthy daughter after what I went through then.  Now I wanted to do everything to make sure I will be here for her.  I wanted to get started with the cancer treatment right away.   

I am now 7 rounds into my chemotherapy with 5 more rounds to go. What comes after, is to be determined. Likely, another surgery.   

Yes, chemo is brutal. But, so far, I have typically bounced back quickly. I feel fairly good in between infusions.  I think I am lucky in that regard.  

Right now, I can ultimately live normally for about ten days between treatments.  And in those ten days of feeling fine, I live life as if I didn’t have cancer, which is vital for my mental and physical health.   

We make plans as a family and have little celebrations after I finish a chemo round.   

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Having those things to look forward to in the face of grueling treatment and this evil disease is crucial.  It’s like giving the middle finger to cancer, like saying to the disease, ‘you’re not going to stop me from living my life’.  Besides, what is the alternative?  

Well, otherwise, I’d be living from treatment to treatment, in a state of constant fear and dread.   

I believe there is a lot of truth behind the mind’s ability to overpower the body.   

I thank God every day—as soon as I wake up—that I am not in pain and often feel good, which enables me to continue to live life and chase around my very energetic toddler — who is currently in a phase of not wanting to ever get dressed!   

Faith over fear is what I strive for. Of course, this is easier said than done and there are times my mind goes to the dark side.   

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There are still lots of tears.  I often wonder how one body can produce so many tears.  And there are moments where I want to smash plates, but I know this doesn’t help anything.  I quickly try to pivot and get back to my life.  

I draw a lot of my strength from my miraculous daughter.  I look at her and realize that miracles are real — she is proof that there can be beauty after something so traumatic.   

I am also very close to my cousin Kelsey. She is an inspiration and a source of strength. She not only beat a Stage 4 neuroblastoma at the age of three back in the mid-90s, but then went on to have a baby naturally, after doctors told her it wouldn’t be possible! A few years later, she beat breast cancer at the age of 30.   

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The reality is, as overwhelming and life-altering as a cancer diagnosis is, it is only a small part of my life.  

Though treatment takes priority right now, I’ve lived 40 years without cancer.  I am first and foremost a child of God. I am a mother to a beautiful little girl, a wife, a daughter and sister, a journalist.   

I am a lover of the outdoors, skating, snowboarding, writing and music.  And even though I now add cancer patient to my list, I will continue to hope and pray every day for that glorious moment that I can add cancer conqueror to the list, too.      

Mark Wahlberg weighs in on Ozempic trend, gives important message for young people

Mark Wahlberg is an advocate for healthy living, and he’s sharing his two cents on the popularity of Ozempic, a diabetes medication people are turning to for weight loss.

“Listen, to each his own,” Wahlberg told Fox News Digital. 

“I just suggest to people, especially I’m trying to encourage young people, prevention is better than cure. So, we want to continue to encourage people to live a healthy lifestyle.

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“Everything in moderation. Should you be able to enjoy foods and desserts? All of those things – enjoy. But eating right, exercise and finding the right balance [is important.]”

Mark emphasized he doesn’t “knock anybody for doing what they feel is the best thing for them.”

WATCH: Mark Wahlberg weighs in on Ozempic, stresses importance of healthy lifestyle

“I just encourage people to start young. Communicating to people the importance of living healthy and long lives. When you get older, you start feeling it, then you realize. But you know the great saying, ‘Youth is wasted on the young.’ We want to get people before that,” Wahlberg explained.

“Prevention is better than cure.”

Wahlberg has been a longtime advocate for fitness and leading a healthy lifestyle. The actor often shares an inside look at his intense workouts. 

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Mark recently shared a video of his workout and revealed the modifications he’s had to make since he tore his meniscus on set of his upcoming film “Arthur the King” while continuing to push through the pain of the “4 a.m. club.”

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Wahlberg told Fox News Digital he’ll continue to push himself, even while visiting his daughter at college. He explained that he’s eager to visit again and plans to work out with the football team during his next trip to South Carolina.

“I cannot wait to get back down to Clemson, see a football game, work out with the team,” Mark began. “I love the college life. It’s one of those regrets that I’ve had.”

In an interview with Fox News Digital in October, Wahlberg recounted his trip to visit his daughter, Ella, for parents weekend. 

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“When I went to Clemson for parents weekend, I was like, ‘Oh, this is what I was missing?’ Man … there’s only a few regrets that I have, and that was definitely one of them – not having that experience,” Wahlberg said. “Looks like they’re having a lot of fun all the time. I don’t know how much studying is going on, but they’re having a good time.”

Wahlberg told Fox News Digital the teams at his daughter’s school are “unbelievable” and reminded him just how much he wanted to be an athlete.

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“I’ve always wanted to be an athlete, and that’s why I think any time I’ve had the opportunity to play an athlete in a movie I’m kind of living vicariously through all those characters,” Wahlberg explained.

“Whether it be Micky Ward in ‘The Fighter’ or Vince Papale in ‘Invincible.’ I’ve played a hockey player, I’ve played with lots of athletes and now playing an adventure racer in ‘Arthur the King.’ I’ve always been able to fulfill those childhood fantasies of being an athlete by portraying one in the film.”

Along with his daughter Ella, 20, Mark and his wife of 14 years, Rhea Durham, share three other children: Michael, 17, Brendan, 15, and Grace, 13.

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At a Flecha Azul Tequila event in Las Vegas prior to the Super Bowl, Wahlberg explained how he’s been able to consistently stay in shape for decades. 

“You know what, clean living is the key,” Wahlberg told Fox News Digital. “Eat right, exercise, everything in moderation. If you’re going to have a couple of glasses of Flecha – neat, clean, have some water, recover – everything in moderation. You always want to celebrate your accomplishments and work hard, but on to the next.

“Don’t spend too much time dwelling on something you’ve already done. We have new goals every day, more things to accomplish. We want to encourage people to be the healthiest, best versions of themselves.”

WATCH: Mark Wahlberg explains how he’s been able to consistently stay in shape for decades

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Wahlberg is all about having a balance while maintaining a healthy lifestyle. He told Fox News Digital that the key to recovery after a night out is a lot of water and rest.

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“Well, recovery is the most important thing, but you always have to get the proper amount of rest, the proper amount of hydration. And recovery is the key, especially if you’re getting older,” Wahlberg said. “If you’re going to be sipping on some tequila, let’s [get] some neat Flecha tequila, have a water and then have another and have some water. Lots of water before you go to bed, that’s the key to recovery.”

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He added that with his all-natural tequila, you don’t get a hangover.

Wedding takes a dark turn after guest congratulates bride, only it wasn’t the bride

A viral wedding drama shared on social media might be giving some future brides the chills.

“A few days ago I went with my boyfriend” to the wedding of one of his distant cousins, a woman wrote on the Reddit page known as AITA (“Am I the a–hole”), a popular site for sharing personal conflicts and other issues that crop up in day-to-day life.

The writer who posted the story, going by the username “KittenGloria,” added that she had never met this cousin or the bride, “since my boyfriend sees them [only] one or two times year.”

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The writer added of her relationship, “We have been together for almost three years, so he thought it would be a good time to introduce me to them.”

Before the ceremony began, the woman said her boyfriend told her “he wanted to introduce them to me.”

As the couple walked over to meet the newlyweds-to-be, “my boyfriend got a call, so he told me to wait a moment.”

The woman waited for her boyfriend to finish his call. 

Then, “two minutes after that, I saw a woman [wearing] a beautiful wedding dress,” wrote the poster on Reddit. 

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“I said hello, and then I congratulated her for the wedding — and this is when things went wrong,” she related.

“The woman I was talking to wasn’t the bride,” she said.

It turns out that “the bride heard what I said (she was in a room near us, but I didn’t notice ’cause everything was silent),” the woman explained in her post.

The bride “got upset and started crying,” the woman continued in her story. 

“When my boyfriend approached us, I explained the situation.” 

The boyfriend then apparently called the bride’s family to try to help “calm” the situation. 

The woman on Reddit added about what happened, “My boyfriend and his family reassured me, saying it wasn’t my fault — but the bride, her mom and the groom are upset with me.”

They apparently are telling the woman that “it’s all my fault,” she said. 

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But “I never saw [the bride’s] face” ahead of the wedding — “so when I saw a woman in a wedding dress, I immediately thought she was the bride.”

Continued the woman on social media, “I still feel bad, so a friend suggested [that I] post [the story on] Reddit to have some outside opinions.”

Over 5,000 people have reacted so far to the personal story, with responders deciding overall that the woman was not in the wrong for what she did.

One responder named “definitelywitch” said the woman was not to blame — “but I wonder if she really is upset with you,” this commenter said. 

“It seems so weird that she would be angry at a person who she’s never met before being confused because someone else decided to wear white [at] her wedding.”

This same commenter added it seems likely that “A, she was actually mad at [the other woman] for wearing white and trying to hijack attention, but she displaced her anger [toward] you as a less threatening target; and B, she was simply overwhelmed and very emotional on the big day, and it just exploded at that moment.”

“Do not think about it again. Live your life and be happy.”

Wrote another individual whose comment was also highly “upvoted” by others, “This doesn’t make sense. Who was this other person walking around wearing a wedding dress? If anything, the bride would be upset with her, not you. Stop feeling bad. You did nothing wrong.”

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Another responder to the drama urged people to “chill out” about the whole thing.

She wrote, “How in the world were you supposed to know the woman in a WEDDING GOWN wasn’t the bride you were supposed to meet?”

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Another person wrote, “Do not think about it again. Live your life and be happy. This bride, however, has some serious mental health issues and you should stay away from someone so unstable.”

Fox News Digital reached out to a psychologist for professional insight into the drama. 

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Beach Boys co-founder’s family files for conservatorship following devastating diagnosis

Brian Wilson’s family filed to place the musician under a conservatorship after The Beach Boys co-founder was diagnosed with dementia, Fox News Digital can confirm.

The diagnosis, coupled with the recent passing of Brian’s wife, Melinda Wilson, led his family and doctors to make the decision.

“Following the passing of Brian’s beloved wife Melinda, after careful consideration and consultation among Brian, his seven children, Gloria Ramos and Brian’s doctors (and consistent with family processes put in place by Brian and Melinda), we are confirming that longtime Wilson family representatives LeeAnn Hard and Jean Sievers will serve as Brian’s co-conservators of the person,” the family said in a statement to Fox News Digital.

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“This decision was made to ensure that there will be no extreme changes to the household and Brian and the children living at home will be taken care of and remain in the home where they are cared for by Gloria Ramos and the wonderful team at the house who have been in place for many years helping take care of the family,” the statement continued. “Brian will be able to enjoy all of his family and friends and continue to work on current projects as well as participate in any activities he chooses.”

Before her death, Melinda provided Brian with his “daily living needs,” involving “physical health, food, clothing, or shelter,” according to a court document obtained by Fox News Digital. In his advance health care directive, Melinda was named as his agent for healthcare – but there was not a successor put in place before her death.

The family is also asking the court to authorize “placement or treatment for a major neurocognitive disorder (such as dementia).”

According to a doctor’s declaration submitted to the court, Wilson is unable to self-administer his own medication or adhere to his medication scheduling. He also struggles with his ability to control his mood or emotions.

“On occasion for short periods of time, he can follow instruction unless when taking voice lessons or during physical therapy,” Dr. Stephen S. Marmer wrote in the document obtained by Fox News Digital. “This is based on long-standing muscle memory. This is more a sign of reflex than cognition.”

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Wilson announced the death of his wife on Jan. 30.

“My heart is broken. Melinda, my beloved wife of 28 years, passed away this morning,” he wrote on X. “Our five children and I are just in tears. We are lost. Melinda was more than my wife. She was my savior. She gave me the emotional security I needed to have a career.”

“She was not only a model, our fathers savior, and a mother, she was a woman empowered by her spirit with a mission to better everyone she touched. We will miss her but cherish everything she has taught us,” he continued.

Melinda and Brian first met in 1986 after the former model sold the musician a car. They dated off and on before getting married in 1995. The couple were married for almost 30 years before Melinda’s death.

The Beach Boys member and Melina adopted five children while married; Dakota Rose, Daria Rose, Delanie Rose, Dylan and Dash. Brian also shares two daughters with his first wife, Marilyn Wilson-Rutherford.

Melinda also took on the role of Brian’s manager. She told Rolling Stone in 1999 the job was “basically negotiating, and that’s what I did every single day when I sold cars.”

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The Beach Boys began with Brian and his two brothers, Carl and Dennis. Eventually, they were joined by their cousin, Mike Love, and a friend from school, Al Jardine.

The group signed a contract with Capitol Records in 1962 and released the album “Surfin’ Safari.”

The rock band is one of the most commercially successful groups of all time, selling over 100 million records worldwide. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.

The Beach Boys are most known for the songs, “Good Vibrations,” “God Only Knows,” “California Girls,” “I Get Around” and “Fun, Fun, Fun.”

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How winner of jaw-dropping Mega Millions jackpot missed the boat

The luck of a $36 million Mega Millions jackpot winner ran out earlier this week after not claiming their winnings.

The eight-figure grand prize, won with a lottery ticket from a Publix in Jacksonville, Florida, expired once the midnight deadline on Sunday passed without the claimant coming forward, the Florida Lottery confirmed to FOX Business. 

Mega Millions and the Florida Lottery both urged people in Florida who used the Publix to play the lottery to take another look at their tickets prior to the jackpot’s expiration date.

The winning ticket holder had 180 days to claim the $36 million windfall.

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The ticket tied to the now-expired jackpot had become a winner on Aug. 15, when Mega Millions drew the numbers 18, 39, 42, 57, 63 for the white balls and 7 for the Mega Ball.

Odds of winning a Mega Millions jackpot stand at 1 in over 302 million.

“Florida law requires that 80 percent of unclaimed prize funds from expired tickets be transferred directly to the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund,” the Florida Lottery told FOX Business. “The remaining 20 percent is returned to the prize pool from which future prizes are awarded or used for special prize promotions.”

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“Should a POWERBALL or MEGA MILLIONS jackpot ticket not be claimed within 180 days of the applicable draw date, the funds to pay the unclaimed jackpot will be returned to the lottery members in their proportion of sales for the jackpot rollover series,” the lottery added.

That fund provides money for public schools, universities and scholarships, according to a Florida Lottery fact sheet.

The $36 million ticket’s expiration came amid the current Mega Millions jackpot getting closer and closer to the half-billion mark. 

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The ongoing Mega Millions jackpot hovered at $457 million on an annuitized basis as of Friday morning. As a one-time, cash payout, it is worth $216.8 million.

Mega Million will conduct its next drawing for that potential windfall late Friday evening.