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At what age will you die based on your zodiac sign?

Most people would consult a crystal ball to find out just what death has in store. But, we know that your zodiac is just as likely to know what the circumstances of your death are going to be.

Are you ready for the cold, hard truth? Read on to find out just how you’ll kick the bucket … at what age will you die based on your zodiac sign

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

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Aries, you’re a firecracker. You’ve got bucketloads of passion to spare. It’s no secret that you seek adventure in your life. Your death will definitely reflect this.

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Most likely, you’ll end up dying in the fiery depths of an active volcano. How you got there, no-one will know. But they will know it was you, by the backpack you’ll leave behind. News reports will talk about how you couldn’t resist the thought of adding to your legacy by climbing your way to the top of a volcano.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

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You’re a grounded, sensible sort, Taurus. People know you for your loyalty, and your stubbornness. To be honest, they can’t imagine you dying – you’re too reliable to just go and die on everyone.

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So, your death will take everyone by surprise. In short: it’ll be a car crash. You’ll be minding your own business, driving your car through the countryside, when out of nowhere, a bale of hay will roll its way toward you. You can guess the rest.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

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Gemini, you enjoy being social and chatting to anyone who doesn’t mind not being able to get a word in edgeways. Your family wouldn’t be surprised if you died mid-sentence.

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So how will you go? You’ll be singing your heart out at karaoke. Literally. Screaming the words to Despacito the way that you do is no good for anyone’s heart. Even though the ambulance mightn’t arrive on time, at least you’ll have something that’s a little different on your tombstone.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

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Cancer, let’s face it, your defining characteristic is your sensitivity. You’re a romantic at heart. Those that know you would say that you’d most likely die from a broken heart.

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But, your death will be the opposite. It will be romantic. But still oh-so-devastating. Filled with wanderlust, and all sorts of other lust, you’ll be enjoying a cruise with your lover. The pair of you will inevitably find yourselves re-enacting that scene from Titanic. You know the one. As you yell joyfully off the front of the ship, your lover will realise they won’t be able to hold you, and you’ll end up in the water, lost to the seas.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

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Leo, you’re a bit of a drama queen. You like being the centre of attention, and the centre of the party. Your friends would guess that you’d most likely die with a glass of sangria in one hand, and a cigarette in the other.

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This means that your death will be kind of tragic, in its own way. You’ll most likely die alone, surrounded by cats. Which is fine, since your cats are pretty much like family, anyway. The only problem will be that no-one will be able to ask the cats just what exactly happened. Although, the spilled bag of kibble and the ladder on the floor might give it away.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

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Virgo, with your penchant for perfectionism, most people would guess that you’d live forever. You’re the type to follow a strict, healthy diet, exercise right, and meditate your way through life. You’d think that would grant you some sort of immunity to dying, right?

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So your death will be unremarkable. To be honest, most people would die for a chance to have a peaceful death like yours. You’ll be old, surrounded by family and friends, and will most likely pass in your sleep.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

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Libra, you’re one hella busy babe. You’re usually juggling 10,000 things at once, and you’re pretty good at doing it, too!

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You death will be a big mystery. One day you’ll just vanish. You’ll be the subject of a best-selling book, and extremely popular podcast. People will speculate whether you’ve really died, or whether you’re now sunning yourself on a nice beach somewhere, chuckling over the commentary in the media.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

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You’re a bit of a mystery, Scorpio. You’re loyal, but also competitive to a fault. This all comes down to your intensity, and you invest a lot in your relationships.

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Scorpio, with your insatiable appetite for sex, did you expect to kick the bucket any other way? While it’s rare, it’s entirely possible to die from having a really vigorous bonk. At least you’re going out with a … bang.

Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21)

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Sagittarius, it’s hard to tell what defines you more: your curiosity and energy, or your serious case of wanderlust. Extroverted and optimistic are two words that people use when they describe you. You’re known for being a chill, fun-loving person. Most would think that you’d die from being too relaxed.

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But it’s exactly your sense of fun that’ll see you kick the bucket, Sagittarius. Just like the Greek philosopher Chrysippus of Soli, you’ll most likely die of laughter. Although, you probably won’t be laughing for the same reason he did – it was after he watched a donkey trying to eat figs.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)

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Capricorn, you are known for being controlled, conscientious and practical. You’re disciplined and hard-working. Most would say that you’re dedicated to becoming a success. In fact, they’d guess that that would be your downfall, and they’d almost be right.

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Rather, you’ll most likely die trying to prove a point. Think along the lines of Clement Vallandigham, a 19th century lawyer, who accidentally shot himself dead trying to prove that a victim could have accidentally shot himself dead. At least you’ll die right, Capricorn.

Aquarius (January 21 – February 18)

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Aquarius, you’re intelligent, quirky, and friendly. We know that, at your core, you’re a humanitarian. You can’t resist the opportunity to do a good deed.

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Which is why we know that even if we warn you not to volunteer overseas anymore, you’re probably not going to listen to us. After all, you’d rather die knowing you were doing it in the name of bettering humanity, right? Just watch out for the food. It’s not going to be gentle on your insides.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

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As a water sign, you’ve got sensitivity covered, Pisces. You care about your friends and family deeply. But, unfortunately, that’s not going to stop your death.

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Pisces, we won’t beat around the bush. You’re going to drown. But not in the way you expect. Beware of glasses of water from here, because they’re not your friend. Sure, hydration is important, but so is avoiding suspicious drinks.

So now you know how you’re going to go. Were you surprised by your zodiac, or did you already have suspicions about your future? Let us know what you think on our Facebook page by clicking the icon at the top of the page!

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America Ferrera Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of Working On ‘Gotta Kick It Up’ With Sweet IG Post

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America Ferrera Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of Working On ‘Gotta Kick It Up’ With Sweet IG Post

It has been 20 years since America Ferrera’s dream of becoming an actor back true. She took to Instagram to reflect on the moment that her dream started to come true and it is a sweet reminder that anyone can chase their dreams.

America Ferrera shared a sweet post reflecting on the 20th anniversary of working on “Gotta Kick It Up!”

“Gotta Kick It Up!” was one of the earliest examples of Latino representation so many of us remember. The movie follows a school dance team trying to be the very best they could possibly be. The team was down on their luck but a new teacher introduces them to a different kind of music to get them going again.

After being introduced to Latin beats, the dance team is renewed. It taps into a cultural moment for the Latinas on the team and the authenticity of the music makes their performances some of the best.

While the movie meant so much to Latino children seeing their culture represented for the first time, the work was a major moment for Ferrera. In the Instagram post, she gushes over the celebrities she saw on the lot she was working on. Of course, anyone would be excited to see Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt hanging out. Yet, what stands out the most is Ferrera’s own excitement to realize that she can make money doing what she loves most.

“I wish I could go back and tell this little baby America that the next 20 years of her life will be filled with unbelievable opportunity to express her talent and plenty of challenges that will allow her to grow into a person, actress, producer, director, activist that she is very proud and grateful to be. We did it baby girl. I’m proud of us,” Ferrera reflects.

Watch the trailer for “Gotta Kick It Up!” here.

READ: America Ferrera’s “Superstore” Is Going To Get A Spanish-Language Adaptation In A Win For Inclusion

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This Artist Has Been Breaking Barriers As A Non-Traditional Mariachi

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This Artist Has Been Breaking Barriers As A Non-Traditional Mariachi

On a recent episode of ABC’s game show To Tell The Truth, three celebrity panelists were tasked to uncover the identity of a real mariachi singer.

Each contender embodied “non-traditional” attributes of mariachi culture either through physical appearance or language barriers, leaving the panelists stumped.

When it came time for the big reveal, with a humble smile 53-year-old Timoteo “El Charro Negro” stood up wowing everyone. Marveled by his talents, Timoteo was asked to perform unveiling his smooth baritone voice.

While not a household name in the U.S., his career spans over 25 years thriving on the catharsis of music.

Timoteo “El Charro Negro” performing “Chiquilla Linda” on Dante Night Show in 2017.

Originally from Dallas, Texas, Timoteo, born Timothy Pollard, moved to Long Beach, California with his family when he was eight years old. The move to California exposed Pollard to Latin culture, as the only Black family in a Mexican neighborhood.

As a child, he recalled watching Cantinflas because he reminded him of comedian Jerry Lewis, but musically he “got exposed to the legends by chance.”

“I was bombarded by all the 1960s, ’70s, and ’50s ranchera music,” Timoteo recalls to mitú.

The unequivocal passion mariachi artists like Javier Solis and Vicente Fernandez possessed heavily resonated with him.

“[The neighbors] always played nostalgic music, oldies but goodies, and that’s one thing I noticed about Mexicans,” Timoteo says. “They can be in their 20s but because they’ve grown up listening to the oldies it’s still very dear to them. That’s how they party.”

For as long as he can remember, Pollard “was born with the genetic disposition to love music,” knowing that his future would align with the arts.

After hearing Vicente Fernandez sing “Lástima Que Seas Ajena,” an awakening occurred in Pollard. While genres like hip-hop and rap were on the rise, Pollard’s passion for ranchera music grew. It was a moment when he realized that this genre best suited his big voice.

Enamored, Pollard began to pursue a career as a Spanish-language vocalist.

El Charro Negro
Photo courtesy of Timothy Pollard.

At 28, Timoteo began learning Spanish by listening and singing along to those artists he adored in his youth.

“When I decided that I wanted to be a mariachi, I didn’t think it was fair to exploit the culture and not understand the language,” he says. “If I’m going to sing, I need to be able to communicate with my audience and engage with them. I need to understand what I’m saying because it was about honor and respect.”

Pollard began performing local gigs after picking up the language in a matter of months. He soon attracted the attention of “Big Boy” Radio that adorned him the name Timoteo “El Charro Negro.”

Embellishing his sound to highlight his Black heritage, Pollard included African instruments like congas and bongos in his orchestra. Faintly putting his own spin on a niche genre, Pollard avoided over-saturating the genre’s sound early in his career.

Embraced by his community as a beloved mariachi, “El Charro Negro” still encountered race-related obstacles as a Black man in the genre.

“There are those [in the industry] who are not in the least bit thrilled to this day. They won’t answer my phone calls, my emails, my text messages I’ve sent,” he says. “The public at large hasn’t a problem with it, but a lot of the time it’s those at the helm of decision making who want to keep [the genre] exclusively Mexican.”

“El Charro Negro” persisted, slowly attracting fans worldwide while promoting a message of harmony through his music.

In 2007, 12 years into his career, Pollard received a golden ticket opportunity.

El Charro Negro
Pollard (left) seen with legendary Mexican artist Vicente Fernandez (right) in 2007. Photo courtesy of Timothy Pollard.

In a by-chance encounter with a stagehand working on Fernandez’s tour, Pollard was offered the chance to perform onstage. The singer was skeptical that the offer was legit. After all, what are the chances?

The next day Pollard went to his day job at the time and said, “a voice in my head, which I believe was God said, ‘wear your blue velvet traje tonight.'”

That evening Pollard went to a sold-out Stockton Area where he met his idol. As he walked on the stage, Pollard recalls Fernandez insisting that he use his personal mic and band to perform “De Que Manera Te Olvido.”

“[Fernandez] said he did not even want to join me,” he recollects about the show. “He just was kind and generous enough to let me sing that song on his stage with his audience.”

The crowd applauded thunderously, which for Pollard was a sign of good things to come.

El Charro Negro
Timoteo “El Charro Negro” with Don Francisco on Don Francisco Presenta in 2011. Photo courtesy of Timothy Pollard.

In 2010, he released his debut album “Me Regalo Contigo.” In perfect Spanish, Pollard sings with great conviction replicating the soft tones of old-school boleros.

Unraveling the rollercoaster of relationships, heart-wrenchingly beautiful ballads like “Me Regalo Contigo” and “Celos” are his most streamed songs. One hidden gem that has caught the listener’s attention is “El Medio Morir.”

As soon as the track begins it is unlike the others. Timoteo delivers a ’90s R&B love ballad in Spanish, singing with gumption as his riffs and belts encapsulate his unique sound and story.

Having appeared on shows like Sabado Gigante, Don Francisco Presenta, and Caso Cerrado in 2011, Timoteo’s career prospered.

Timoteo hasn’t released an album since 2010 but he keeps his passion alive. The singer has continued to perform, even during the Covid pandemic. He has high hopes for future success and original releases, choosing to not slow down from his destined musical journey.

“If God is with me, who can be against me? It may not happen in a quick period of time, but God will make my enemies my footstool,” he said.

“I’ve continued to be successful and do some of the things I want to do; maybe not in a particular way or in particular events, but I live in a very happy and fulfilled existence.”

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