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ACTRESS JESSICA WALTER HAS DIED AT 80

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Jessica Walter (January 31, 1941 – March 23, 2021)

 

Besides many film appearances, Walter is most recently known for her
role as Lucille Bluth on the Fox sitcom Arrested Development which
originally aired from November 2, 2003, to February 10, 2006.

Jessica Walter died in her sleep at her home in Manhattan on March
24. No cause of death has been given.

 

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BOXING LEGEND HAS DIED AT AGE 66

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Marvin Nathaniel Hagler (May 23, 1954 – March 13, 2021)


(Fox News) –
Marvelous Marvin Hagler, the boxing legend who
was the undisputed middleweight champion from 1980 to 1987 and
recorded 52 knockouts during his career, has died. His wife Kay,
made the announcement Saturday on Facebook stating
the boxer died unexpectedly at his home in New Hampshire. 

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BOXER LOSES BATTLE WITH CANCER AT 67

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Leon Spinks, right, connects with a right hook to Muhammad Ali,
during the late rounds of their championship fight in Las Vegas
on 15 February 1978. (AP)

 

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Leon Spinks (July 11, 1953 – February 5, 2021)


(Fox News) –
Leon Spinks, a former Marine who became a gold-
medal Olympic
boxer and once defeated Muhammad Ali in a
title fight,
has died. He had been battling multiple types of
cancers, including prostate cancer, for years,

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SINGER/SONGWRITER HAS DIED AT 77

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James Dexter Weatherly (March 17, 1943 – February 3, 2021)

(Fox News) – Jim Weatherly was a singer-songwriter in his own
right, notably working in the pop and country genres, but was
also known for the songs he penned for other artists, including
“Midnight Train to Georgia” for
Glady Knight & The Pips. He died
Wednesday at his home in Brentwood, Tennessee of natural
causes.

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Jim Weatherly (center) with Gladys Knight & the Pips in 1973.

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AIR FORCE FLYING ACE HAS DIED AT 97

Today in History, October 14, 1947: Test pilot Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier
Charles “Chuck” Yeager with the Bell X-1.

 

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Charles Elwood Yeager (February 13, 1923 – December 7, 2020)

 

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — West Virginia native,
United States Air Force officer and record-setting test pilot,
Charles “Chuck” Yeager has died.

Yeager’s wife, Victoria, announced via Twitter that Yeager
passed away just before 9:00 p.m. Monday night.

The Lincoln County native, considered one of the greatest
pilots of all-time, was the first man to break the sound barrier
when he exceeded Mach 1 as he flew the experimental Bell
X-1 rocket plane over Edwards Air Force Base in California
in 1947.

He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom (below).

Yeager also appeared in the 1983 film “The Right Stuff” and
Charleston’s Yeager Airport is named in his honor.

 

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