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Death Saved My Life


Death Saved My Life is a 2021 American thriller television film directed by Seth Jarrett with a screenplay written by Barbara Kymlicka and starring Megan Good, Chiké Okonkwo, and La'Myia Good. A part of Lifetime's "Ripped from the Headlines" feature film series, it tells the story of a successful marketer who fakes her own death after her controlling, abusive husband hires a hitman to kill her when she decides to leave him. It is inspired by the story of Noela Rukundo, who survived after her husband paid for hitmen to kill her and confronted him at her own funeral.




Death Saved My Life



Death Saved My Life premiered on the Lifetime network at 8 p.m. on February 13, 2021.[9] The airing of Death Saved My Life was followed by Beyond the Headlines: Faking Death, a short documentary based on Death Saved My Life in which writer Elizabeth Greenwood explains why women fake their deaths.[3] After its premiere, Death Saved My Life became available to stream on Hulu, Philo, FuboTV, and on the Lifetime website.[5]


Parents need to know that Death Saved My Life is a tale inspired by the true story of a woman named Jade who fakes her own death in order to escape an abusive husband. There are scenes of emotional and physical abuse, and Jade is hit, pushed against a wall, and accused of disloyal behavior. Her husband tries to strangle her, slices up her new dress, and calls her a "whore" and a "bitch." He threatens to kill her and her sister and eventually hires a hit man to do the job. Expect to see blood and some scary photographs, including what looks like a dead body, as well as plenty of suspense. The husband, a heart surgeon, thinks he's being haunted and starts acting more and more erratic and drinking heavily, including before doing open-heart surgery. The wealthy couple, who exchange hugs and kisses at the start of the film, have a young daughter who seems only tangentially aware of trouble but at one point is taken away by Child Protective Services. The woman, who is said to have struggled in the past with depression which requires medication, shows courage and cunning in escaping the abusive relationship. Her sister, who is said to have bipolar disorder and a history of drug abuse, also courageously helps her escape.


Jade (Meagan Good) and Ed (Chike Okonkwo) seem to lead a charmed existence in DEATH SAVED MY LIFE. She's a talented marketing executive winning professional awards, and he's an esteemed heart surgeon with friends in the right places, including the local police sergeant. They live in a beautiful home with their young daughter, Kayla (Sa'Raya Paris Johnson). But all is not as it appears on the surface. Ed has a history of abusing Jade, physically and emotionally. Jade has also suffered from depression since her parents died, and her sister Leigh (played by Meaghan Good's real-life sister La'Myia Good), who has apparently struggled with bipolar disorder and drug abuse, is only recently back in her life. When Jade decides she has to escape Ed or risk losing her life, she fakes her own death to try to entrap Ed and expose him as the abuser he is.


This is a well-acted film with a worthy message that could encourage important conversations about domestic violence. Even though Death Saved My Life is based on real events, some scenarios are slightly far-fetched, which could undermine its consequence for some audiences. It's hard not to question why Jade keeps putting herself in risky situations to try to convince her ex-husband he's being haunted, waiting for him to slowly go crazy. Wouldn't it have been easier to just record his interactions with the hit man, since she's already trailing them? The daughter also seems strangely unaffected by her mother's absence. There are a few stilted dialogues at the start of this made-for-TV movie, and some unnecessary jumping around in time to get to the main event (Jade faking her death).


Even despite the implausibility, this film manages to maintain suspense as Jane lurks around and repeatedly puts herself in danger's way as she plots to bring down Ed. The real-life Good sisters, playing on-screen sisters Jade and Leigh, are convincing as fearful yet resolute women used to having to fight for their survival. Okonkwo is charming as the good doctor with the perfect public image and barely controlled temper. He brings to life the reality that what goes on behind closed doors in an abusive relationship is frequently not at all what people perceive outside the home, and that abused women often struggle to denounce or escape abusive partners.


Lifetime hasn't confirmed which exact case Death Saved My Life is based on, but it's very likely inspired by that of Noela Rukundo, who faked her own death in 2015 after her "violent" husband Balenga Kalala attempted to have her killed.


It's a case almost too outlandish to be believed, but "pseudocide," aka faking one's own death, is not all that uncommon. In Beyond the Headlines: Faking Death (which will air after Death Saved My Life) writer Elizabeth Greenwood will discuss how and why pseudocide occurs. The Playing Dead author said in 2016 that death fraud is a "heavily male phenomenon," in which men are often looking for a way out of money trouble. But when a woman is involved, it's very often related to a violent partner.


On the surface, it seems Jade (Meagan Good) has it all, a successful marketing career, a husband admired and respected in the community, and a young daughter, they both dote on. However, behind closed doors, her life is far from perfect.


Jade leaves her daughter with her sister and fake her own death because the hitman is still after her. The hitman is confused but takes the credit. Jade plans to let Ed incriminate himself because the husband is always the first suspect.


Jade stages her own death and takes pictures of her dead body with a remote. She turns the images into the police. It is the final piece of evidence that the police need to bring Ed into custody. The press gets a hold of the story and prints a story confirming Jade is most likely dead.


With this stunner of a debut, Caleb Wilde sets himself apart as one of the most gifted storytellers of a generation. Wise, vulnerable, and surprisingly relatable, this book is funny in all the right places and enormously helpful throughout. It will change how you think about death.


Wilde not only helps us rethink our fears and misgivings about death and dying, he empowers us to embrace the end of life fully alive. Confessions of a Funeral Director will make you laugh, cry, cringe, and it might just change everything you believe to be true about death.


With wit and warmth, Wilde breaks open the mysteries of funeral directing, allowing a glimpse into that unseen world of chemicals and coffins. Wilde teaches how to cherish the beauty in mourning and honor the deaths. His words guide us past the denials, and lead us to embrace life.


This book is designed to teach you about the real existence of the true and only living God. However, due to much confusion in the world, people tend to confuse religion with different gods. I discovered the true existence and the powerful force of the true living God, Jesus Christ, in my life. I believed in a different god before. I also prayed to different virgins and saints as well, but I did not obtain any results. One day, I found myself at a dead end with the only living God, Jesus Christ, showing me His mighty resurrection power when I lost my life in a hospital bed. I decided to author this book, Death Saved by Jesus Christ, to explain how powerful and merciful Jesus Christ has been with me. This book is based on a true story, and I am convinced that many people will completely understand who Jesus Christ, the true living God, is. The main purpose for this book is for people to restore the broken relationship between humanity and God. With the deepest gratitude to the Lord, I want to explain to you how Jesus Christ saved my life, not only from spiritual death but physical as well. As a spiritual-healer author, the main idea is to help you to engage with this book, I want it to touch your heart and help you to heal your spiritual emotions that you endured so that you can obtain the spiritual freedom your inner being needs.


"Real-life sisters Meagan and La'Myia Good portray siblings in the film, which is inspired by true events and tells the story of a woman who faked her own death in order to trap her husband after he hires a hitman to kill her," a synopsis from the cable network said.


According to Lifetime's official synopsis, Death Saved My Life is inspired by the story of "a woman who faked her death in order to trap her husband after he hires a hitman to kill her." Jade is a successful marketer, and she and her husband Ed (Chiké Okonkwo) are admired and respected in their community.


This close call is about how the line-of-duty death of Keith Rankin saved the life of Bob Devonshire. Our sincere thanks to Chief Devonshire for his interest in sharing this story. Additionally, we offer our continued heartfelt condolences to the members of the Lancaster Township Fire Department, along with the friends and especially the family of Keith Rankin, who even after his passing, continues to make as difference in the lives of firefighters all over the world.


When Lieutenant Rankin died in September, I really took a hard look at my health. Lieutenant Rankin was a few years younger me and we were alike in a lot of ways. I found myself not in the best shape of my life by a long stretch. I was more than 100 pounds overweight and I had high blood pressure and high cholesterol. My physical activities were minimal.


I am alive today because of the line-of-duty death of Lieutenant Keith Rankin. Because I made a conscious decision to change my lifestyle. Because I listened to my body and called my doctor. And because when it all went bad, I was in the ER at the right time with the right people beside be.


Darren Goldstein has stepped into many unforgettable roles over the course of his career. The seasoned theater actor made waves as antagonist and all-around creep Oscar Hodges on The Affair, and he's since turned up as Charles Wilkes, a businessman who got a little close to Wendy Byrde (Laura Linney), on Netflix's Ozark. Now, Goldstein is back on our screens in Lifetime's Death Saved My Life, a pacy thriller about a woman who escapes an abusive marriage by faking her own death. She then has to convince those around her of the truth about her husband, including the local police sergeant in town played by Goldstein. 041b061a72


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