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Heavy drinking is killing women in record numbers, and experts fear a coronavirus-related spike | Coronavirus

On her last day of consciousness, Misty Luminais Babin held onto hope. “I choose life,” the 38-year-old told her sister, husband and doctor from inside the Ochsner Medical Center ICU.

But her sister, Aimee Luminais Calamusa, knew it was a choice made too late. A former ICU nurse herself, she was trained to recognize signs of the end. Even after draining 3 liters of fluid from Babin’s abdomen, her liver — mottled and scarred by years of heavy drinking — couldn’t keep up. The fluid had started building up in her lungs and she gasped for air. Without oxygen, her other organs began to fail.

“When I left that day, I knew that would be the last time I talked to her, ever,” said Calamusa. “It was really hard to walk out that door.”

Babin died two days later, on June 14 of this year, after a long struggle with

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Japanese Fashion Designer Left $100M Fortune After Coronavirus-Related Death

KEY POINTS

  • Kenzo Takada passed away due to COVID-19 complications on Sunday, Oct. 4
  • The iconic Japanese fashion designer launched home and lifestyle brand K3 this year
  • He sold the Kenzo brand to LVMH in 1999

Kenzo Takada passed away at the age of 81 on Sunday, Oct. 4, from complications linked to the coronavirus. 

The renowned Japanese fashion designer had an estimated net worth of around $100 million at the time of his death, Celebrity Net Worth reported.

Takada built a name for himself as someone who brought Japanese design artistry to global consciousness. He enrolled in Tokyo’s Bunka Fashion College, becoming one of the first male students to study design at the school. He then took his craft to Paris, France in the mid-’60s and spent the rest of his career there.

Takada opened his first store, Jungle Jap, in 1970 and debuted his clothes in Tokyo and

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