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ACTOR HAS DIED AT 84

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Roger LaVerne Smith (December 18, 1932 – June 4, 2017)

LOS ANGELES (AP) –  Actor Roger Smith, who brought glamour to the
TV detective genre as a hip private eye on the ABC series "77 Sunset
Strip," has died.

Jack Gilardi, who is the agent of Smith’s widow, actress Ann-Margret,
said the actor died Sunday morning at a Los Angeles hospital after
battling a terminal illness. Smith had battled the nerve disease
myasthenia gravis for many years.

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“77 Sunset Strip”, ABC-TV: 1958 – 1964.

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FRONTMAN HAS DIED AT 69

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Gregory LeNoir "Gregg" Allman (December 8, 1947 – May 27, 2017)

Gregg Allman, the legendary frontman of The Allman Brothers, died Saturday
at his home in Savannah, Georgia due to complications of liver cancer. He had
a history of health problems in the past and underwent a liver transplant in
2010.

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BOND SERIES ACTOR HAS DIED AT 89

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Sir Roger George Moore (October 14, 1927 – May 23, 2017)

 

Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond in seven of the 007
films, has died. His children shared the news on his verified Twitter
account today (Tuesday) that Moore had died in Switzerland after a
"short but brave battle with cancer with . cancer."  Moore portrayed
agent 007 in seven Bond series films. (FOXNEWS)

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K-9 MEMORIAL DEDICATED

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The Portland Police Canine Memorial Statue that was Dedicated
Saturday.

 

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Argos End of Watch June 5,1987.                            Mick

 

The Portland, Oregon Police Bureau’s Canine Unit hosted an open house
and dedication ceremony for the newly created Canine Memorial, located
in front of the Canine Unit office and public safety building at 4735 East
Burnside Street, formerly Southeast Precinct. 

The memorial project was made possible through countless hours of 
work by local artist Richard A. Moore III, as well as many donors, such
as the Portland Police Historical Society and Adventist Credit Union,
following the tragic shooting death of Portland Police K-9 Mick (above)
in 2014.
 

  
  
 

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FORMER RACE CAR DRIVER HAS DIED AT 89

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Jim McElreath (February 18, 1928 – May 18, 2017)

(AP) – Jim McElreath, a teenage dirt-track racer who went on to
become the 1962 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year and race
in 15 Indy 500s, has died.

Separate statements issued by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
and Texas Motor Speedway say McElreath died Thursday in his
sleep at his home in Arlington, Texas.

McElreath had been one of eight surviving drivers who had driven
a front-engine car in the Indy 500, where rear-mounted engines
are now standard. He finished sixth or higher in the 500 six times,
finishing as high as third in the 1966 race.

McElreath retired from competition in 1984 and has been inducted
into the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame, the Texas
Motorsports Hall of Fame and the National Sprint Car Hall of
Fame.

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