The Cricket’s Daily 3: Farewell to yodelin’ Slim
Published: June 19, 2013 01:50PM
Updated: June 19, 2013 09:46AM
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FILE - This undated file photo shows country singer Slim Whitman. Whitman died Wednesday, June 19, 2013 of heart failure in Florida. He was 90. Whitman's career began in the late 1940s, and his tenor falsetto and ebony mustache and sideburns became global trademarks. They were also an inspiration for countless jokes thanks to the ubiquitous 1980s and 1990s TV commercials that pitched his records. (AP Photo, file)

Here’s what’s being talked about in pop culture:

• Country yodeler Slim Whitman, the tall mustachioed singer whose as-seen-on-TV albums made him a cult figure in the ‘80s and ‘90s (and made him the punchline of “Mars Attacks”), died this morning at the age of 90. [Time]

• Journalist Michael Hastings, 33, died in a Tuesday morning car crash. Hastings wrote for Rolling Stone and Buzzfeed, and was best known for his 2010 interview with Gen. Stanley McChrystal — who was forced to resign after making stinging comments about how President Barack Obama was conducting the war in Afghanistan. [NBC News]

• Sixteen-year-old Danielle Bradbery is your winner of “The Voice.” [Entertainment Weekly]