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    I'm not sure how tenuous the inclusions to this thread should get, but notoriety is probably close enough...


    Suspected Gambino mob boss Francesco 'Frank' Cali was shot to death outside his home in New York. He was 53.
     

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    Very good points.
     
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    Of course the fly in the ointment is that Mr. Cali's body will undergo an autopsy, which is kind of ironic given that everyone knows how he died. However, it is (1) most assuredly *not* a natural death and (2) for legal reasons they must establish an actual cause (for example did a bullet shatter his larynx so he choked to death before he could bleed out?). And although government does like to have answers, in such cases it is not just morbid (excuse the pun) curiosity. Rather, the actual cause of death can be a factor in prosecuting someone for the crime (assuming a suspect is arrested, charged and tried before the Gambino family takes care of it themselves) and in some instances insurance might come into play. For example if it turns out the bullet wounds simply stressed him out so much that his heart stopped from the shock (and not from loss of blood), then the family might be able to argue that an accidental death benefit might be payable from an applicable life insurance policy.

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    ^^^That's an American tragedy^^^
    And he was born in Boston. :(
    We need more emojis! I needed a tear here. .
     
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    Aretha Franklin is still dead.
     
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    Bernie Torme, a veteran guitarist of the music stage and studio best known for his work with Ozzy, passed away last Sunday at the age of 66.

    RIP, Bernie; hope the ride on the crazy train was a blast.
     
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    Good grief. How stupid, needless and tragic for his loved ones. At least his blunder didn’t physically injure anyone else.

    Justin Carter, a rising star in the country-western music world, has died after a gun he apparently had in his pocket accidentally fired while he was filming a music video, striking him near the eye. He was 35.
     
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    His accidental shooting death brings back memories of Jon-Erik Hexum, a young Hollywood hunk with everything going for him.

    So senseless...
     
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    He died the day before his birthday, like that young woman...the beauty pageant one, did. Odd coincidence.

    That's got to make all future birthdays even more difficult for their families.

    Only 66. This is getting too close to home. He'd been on life-support for four weeks, after complications from the flu.
     

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