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Pro surfer Zander Venezia dead at 16 after wave crash

Zander Venezia, a 16-year-old professional surfer, has died after a horrific accident in the waters off the east coast of Barbados, according to Surfline.com. The teen water sports prodigy was reportedly pulled from the water “bleeding and unresponsive.” The surfing publication reported that Venezia was driven into the “shallow, rocky bottom” of the ocean by a large wave. (NPI Productions/Youtube) ...

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Gene 'Stick' Michael, Yankees exec of '90s dynasty, dead at 79

Gene “Stick” Michael, the beloved Yankees executive who helped build their late-1990s dynasty teams and drafted Derek Jeter, has died of a heart attack at age 79, the Daily News has learned. It is believed Michael underwent a procedure on his heart earlier this year, but the news was kept private. Michael served as the manager of the Yankees in ...

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Dead man found in Brooklyn waters identified as mobster's son

A Brooklyn man whose body was found stabbed, wrapped in a tarp and chained to a cinderblock is the son of a mobster who did 23 years in prison for murder, police sources said Tuesday. The body of Carmine Carini, 35, was found Saturday in the waters off Ave. U and E. 58th St. — just a few blocks from ...

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Man claims he found his wife dead after taking cough medicine

A North Carolina man charged with murdering his wife claimed he took too much cough medicine before finding her fatally stabbed beside him. Matthew Phelps, 29, called 911 Friday after 1 a.m. to report that he had killed his wife Lauren Phelps who was stabbed multiple times in their Raleigh home, the News and Observer reported. Lauren, also 29, was ...

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Brooklyn-born actress Novella Nelson dead at 77

Actress Novella Nelson, who starred in “Antwone Fisher” and earned more than 100 credits in television, film and stage roles during a career that spanned nearly six decades, has died. She was 77. The Brooklyn-born actress died Friday, according to Broadway World. There was no immediate cause of death reported. Nelson landed the lead role in Broadway’s “Purlie” in 1970 ...

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Dead man found on roof of Brooklyn building

Cops are investigating the death of a man who was found on a Brooklyn roof Sunday. Ronald Frazier, 49, was discovered on top of a beauty salon on Marcus Garvey Blvd. near Jefferson Ave. in Bedford-Stuyvesant around 9 a.m., police said. The man, who lived two blocks away, had wounds on his face and had plunged three stories from the ...

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'Steely Dan' Co-Founder Walter Becker Dead at 67

Walter Becker, the co-founder and guitarist for Steely Dan, had died, TMZ has confirmed. Becker, along with co-member Donald Fagen, wrote a some huge hits in the 70’s, including “Rikki Don’t Lose that Number,” “Deacon Blues,” “Kid Charlemagne,” “Hey Nineteen,” and ‘My Old School.” The group disbanded in 1981 but they came back in the 90’s and produced several big ...

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Steely Dan rocker Walter Becker dead at 67

Walter Becker, the guitarist and bassist for the popular rock band Steely Dan, died Sunday. He was 67. News of Becker’s death was confirmed by a tribute post on his official website, though no cause of death was given. Becker was forced to bow out of two Steely Dan performances earlier this month after undergoing an unidentified “procedure,” according to ...

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N.Y. Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz dead at 45

Well-regarded State Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz, a devoted father and longtime public servant, died Saturday after battling an undisclosed illness. He was 45. The Queens native was first elected to state office in 2011, representing a wide area in the center of his home borough — including his old neighborhood of Forest Hills. He had previously served for 15 years as ...

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Ric Flair Lets Fans Know He 'Ain't Dead Yet' and is 'Back Up and Running'

Ric Flair‘I Ain’t Dead Yet Mother F***ers!!!’ 9/2/2017 12:04 PM PDT Breaking News Let it be known worldwide … “Nature Boy” Ric Flair is back, baby!!! WOOOOOO!!! The legendary wrestler just posted a video — while wearing an incredible t-shirt — to all his fans saying he’s “back up and running.” This is the first time Ric’s spoken in person ...

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