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SON OF FAMOUS STUNTMAN HAS DIED AT 60

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Robert Edward Knievel II (May 7, 1962 – January 13, 2023)

(AP) – Famous American daredevil Robbie Knievel, who followed
in the footsteps of his father “Evel” Knievel, died Friday morning
after battling pancreatic cancer while in hospice care in Reno.

Robbie Knievel completed over 340 jumps, setting 20 world
records.

Motorcycle daredevil Robbie Knievel pumps up the crowd prior to jumping a line of police cars, ambulances and a fire truck spanning 200 feet in his "Above the Law" jump before the IZOD IndyCar Series Firestone 550k at Texas Motor Speedway June 5, 2010, in Fort Worth, Texas.   

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Robert Craig "Evel" Knievel
(October 17, 1938 – November 30, 2007)

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LEGENDARY PHOTOGRAPHER IS DEAD AT 80


Former Associated Press photographer Jack Smith, left, is
seen with fellow photographer Steven Nehl, then of the Oregonian newspaper.

SEATTLE (AP) — Jack Smith, an Associated Press photographer
who captured unforgettable shots of the eruption of Mount St.
Helens, the Exxon-Valdez oil spill, boxer Mike Tyson biting off
part of Evander Holyfield’s ear, and weeping figure skater Tonya
Harding at the Olympics during a 35-year career with the news organization, has died.

Smith passed away on Jan. 4 at his home in La Mesa, California.

According to his wife Judy, Smith had cancer and had been in
hospice care. 

AP photographer Jack Smith, who shot Mount St. Helens, dies - WNYT.com ...
The eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980.

AP photographer Jack Smith, who shot Mount St. Helens, dies | iNFOnews ...
USA’s Tonya Harding, of Portland, Ore., shows her skate
to the judges after interrupting her free skating program
at the Winter Olympics in Hamar, Norway on Feb. 25, 1994.

AP photographer Jack Smith, who shot Mount St. Helens, dies | Nation ...
Another of Jack Smith’s famous sports shots came in 1997, when boxer Mike Tyson bit off part of Evander Holyfield’s
ear during a fight in Las Vegas.

science5grade: Exxon Valdez oil tanker
The Exxon-Valdez oil spill in 1989.

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TV AND FILM CHRACTER ACTOR HAS PASSED

Earl Boen, the Silberman psychologist from 'Terminator' has died ...

Where Are They Now? The Cast of Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Earl Boen ( August 8, 1941 – January 5, 2023)

Earl Boen, best known for his roles in the Terminator movies,
passed away Thursday in Hawaii.

Alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, Boen appeared in three
of the Terminator films. According to
Variety, the voice and
character actor was 81 years old and had been diagnosed
with stage four lung cancer in the fall. Boen was an actor
who wasn’t a household name for many, yet he worked
consistently in film and television. Boen retired from on-
camera work in 2003 but nevertheless continued to do voice-
over until he officially retired from all acting work in 2017.

CBS via Getty Earl Boen

Boen as criminal psychologist Dr. Peter Silberman in The Terminator (1984)

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VOCAL GROUP’S MEMBER DEAD AT AGE 74

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Anita Marie Pointer (January 23, 1948 – December 31, 2022)

Anita was a founding member of the vocal group the
Pointer Sisters
. She died from cancer at her home in
Los Angeles.

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TOP SOCCER PLAYER HAS DIED AT AGE 82

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Pelé (Edson Arantes do Nascimento) (Brazilian/Portuguese)
(23 October 1940 – 29 December 2022)

He was a Brazilian professional footballer (soccer) who played
as a
forward. Regarded as one of the greatest players of all time
and labelled "the greatest" by
FIFA, he was among the most
successful and popular sports figures of the 20th century.

In 1999, he was named Athlete of the Century by the International Olympic Committee and was included in the Time list of the 100
most important people of the 20th century
. In 2000, Pelé was
voted
World Player of the Century
by the International Federation
of Football
History & Statistics (IFFHS) and was one of the two
joint winners of the
FIFA Player of the Century
. His 1,279 goals in
1,363 games, which
includes friendlies, is recognized as a
Guinness World Record. He died in a Brazilian hospital from
multiple organ failure, a complication of colon cancer.
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

 

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