Dalai Lama's nephew dies in traffic accident
A spokesman for the Dalai Lama confirmed his nephew died after being struck by a car in Florida.
February 15th, 2011
05:25 AM ET

Dalai Lama's nephew dies in traffic accident

A nephew of the Dalai Lama died in northeast Florida Monday evening after he was hit by a car while walking along a highway.

"Yes, it is true unfortunately," said Tempa Tshering, a representative of the Dalai Lama in New Delhi, India.

Jigme Norbu, 45, was walking southbound along A1A in Flagler County when he was hit by a car allegedly driven by Keith O'Dell, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

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  1. zenarcher

    In spite of the first two compassionate comments here, I'll just say that it's unfortunate when any life is lost in such an untimely manner.

    February 15, 2011 at 6:22 am | Report abuse |
    • fbysea

      Cam, it would be nice if you could help alleviate world population. Take Sarah Palin with you, the air will be cleaner.

      February 15, 2011 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
    • D

      Cam, unless you can prove that he wasn't a good person working toward a better future for humanity, or just plain, down to earth, average man who loved life and made the people around him enjoy it, then let the rest of us extend our condolences to his family. If you want to control the population, I'm sure you can be creative with household items. Good luck.

      February 15, 2011 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Carl Spackler

      But did he receive total consciousness?

      February 15, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Karma

    Karma...

    February 15, 2011 at 6:28 am | Report abuse |
    • HP

      It definitely a karma. What he has done will finally come back and haunt his family and eventually himself.

      February 15, 2011 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  3. raven

    Wow .Out of the first five comments four are heartless and ones for AUTO INSURANCE? I wonder if that was thoughtlessness or another ugly cruel joke ? In any case my thoughts are with his family . All of them .

    February 15, 2011 at 6:56 am | Report abuse |
  4. raven

    Wow .Out of the first five comments four are heartless and one for AUTO INSURANCE? I wonder if that was thoughtlessness or another ugly cruel joke ? In any case my thoughts are with his family . All of them .

    February 15, 2011 at 6:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Guest

      OH.. That's so Raven!

      February 15, 2011 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  5. Spence

    Don't know if I believe in entirely in Karma, but maybe when someone has to feel that they can make jokes at the expense of someone else's tragedy, then they would have no room for objection if a loved one of theirs get killed.

    February 15, 2011 at 7:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Guest

      Apparently, you haven't met my mother in-law! POW!

      February 15, 2011 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  6. sherron

    My prayers and love go out to his Holiness and his family.

    February 15, 2011 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
  7. Mark

    My condolences to the Dalai Lama and his family.

    February 15, 2011 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
  8. KAJD

    Spence...you said it splendid! Not sure what this world is coming to, but I sure hope these first posters here happen to be the minority. No compassion, no concern, just heartless jerks.

    February 15, 2011 at 7:23 am | Report abuse |
  9. SGW

    Very sad loss...... my sympathies to the family.

    February 15, 2011 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
  10. Samb499

    it is a shame when anyone dies...but I would have expected family to the Dalai Lama to be in Nepal or something like that.
    Not walking down the road in Florida. It would be like watching cowboys snow ski

    February 15, 2011 at 7:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Justsit

      Jigme Norbu's father came to the US and brougth his family at the request of the Dalai Lama. He lived here for many years. Jigme-la owned several businesses in Bloomington, Indiana. He walked thousands of miles to bring awareness of the plight of the Tibetan people.

      February 15, 2011 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
  11. chung lu

    i pity the feel,seen all of his "holiness" family members will be annihilated for the sake of the mother land!!!!
    (mondays-fridays cat curry nights)-come down to CHungs lung

    February 15, 2011 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
    • security

      pretty cheap advertising in a comment after a pretty disgraceful one after what has happened.

      February 15, 2011 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
  12. Don't worry

    I'm sure they have monks out scouring the planet looking for the body his soul was re-incarnated too.

    February 15, 2011 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  13. Elijah J. Brown

    Even though those comments were brutal they encapsulate the most difficult parts of Buddhism. The Buddha taught that all emotions ultimately lead to pain and that no thing is permanent. All things change and all people die.

    February 15, 2011 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  14. fbysea

    Cam.... I think you should help alleviate the world population by one more. You sound like a waste of air.

    February 15, 2011 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Kirk Handy

      You said this same thing earlier, except for comment about Sarah Palin. Move on little bot girl..

      February 15, 2011 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  15. JD

    It's hard to imagine why people find the need to express their hatred for others on these articles. It's absolutely disgusting.

    February 15, 2011 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
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