Contributed by jayo:
An up-and-coming rapper from Ohio, who went by the name Mr. Pit, died on November 19 after accidentally shooting himself in the head with a pen gun. Mr. Pit, real name Steven Zorn, was celebrating an impending record deal with friends on November 18, when — in a drunken state — took out a pen guy a friend had given him days earlier and placed it to his head. Believing the gun was jammed and would not fire, the rapper clicked it three times, before the .25-caliber bullet was released from the chamber, fatally wounding him. The full article at ballerstatus.net has since been removed or relocated.