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The Cricket's Daily 3: Farewell to yodelin' Slim

Published June 19, 2013 1:50 pm

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

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]