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Obituary Lists Man’s Cause Of Death As ‘Uppercut By Batman’

Family and friends of Stephen Merrill, 31, insisted his obituary list his cause of death as “an uppercut from Batman.”


This photo of Georgia Ayers was taken in October 27, 2011  outside the oldest Baptist church in the city of Miami which was used for her Alternative Program to help people stay away from a life of crime. (Photo Credit: CHARLES TRAINOR JR MIAMI HERALD STAFF)

Georgia Ayers, Activist & Founder Of Alternative Program, Dies At 86

Georgia Ayers, a well-known activist in Miami’s African-American community has passed away.

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Actor James Rebhorn (Source: Peter Kramer/Getty Images)

Actor Pens His Own Obituary

Actor James Rebhorn is having the last word. The character actor who appeared in “Homeland” and “Scent of a Woman” penned his own obituary.


South African anti-apartheid leader and African National Congress (ANC) member Nelson Mandela waves to the press as he arrives at the Elysee Palace, 07 June 1990. (Photo by: MICHEL CLEMENT,DANIEL JANIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Mandela’s Impact On South Florida

As the world mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela, many in Miami remember his connection to South Florida. It was a visit that caused controversy, division, and, in the end made a difference for African-Americans here.


Elmore Leonard, seen here at the 70th Annual Peabody Awards aon May 23, 2011 in New York City, Author Elmore Leonard died August 20th. He was 87,
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Best-Selling Author Elmore Leonard Dies At 87

Elmore Leonard, the beloved crime novelist whose acclaimed best-sellers and the movies made from them chronicled the violent deaths of many a thug and con man, has died. He was 87.


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Former CBS4 Web Producer Kim Chapin Dead At 27

Former CBS4 web producer Kimberley Chapin died over the weekend, according to her family, the result of an apparent epileptic seizure. She was 27 years old.


(Source: CBS4) Sgt. Angel Calzadilla.

Death Claims Miami Police Veteran Angel Calzadilla

Veteran Miami Police Sergeant Angel Calzadilla died early Friday morning, the victim of a longtime struggle with cystic fibrosis. Calzadilla, 48, served as a Miami police officer for 22 years.


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Fitness Guru Jack LaLanne Dead At 96

Jack LaLanne, the fitness guru who inspired television viewers to trim down, eat well and pump iron for decades before diet and exercise became a national obsession, died Sunday. He was 96.