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Longtime talk radio host Eric Von dies at 58 of heart attack

Published Sept. 9, 2016

Eric Von, a longtime leader in black community talk radio, died Thursday at the age of 58. Cause of death was an apparent heart attack. Von had survived a heart attack just one month earlier. He was a radio host at WNOV when he died.

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Gene Wilder, one of film's funniest men, dies at 83

Published Aug. 29, 2016

Regardless of one's taste in comedy, it's hard to imagine someone not having a place in their laugh-loving heart for Gene Wilder, the Milwaukee-born comedy legend and big screen star who sadly passed away today at the age of 83.

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A goodbye to Garry Marshall

Published July 20, 2016

2016 tragically claimed yet another entertainment giant Tuesday, as television and film writer-producer-director Garry Marshall passed away in Burbank, Calif., at the age of 81, from complications of pneumonia following a stroke.

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Remembering Prince

Published April 21, 2016

David Bowie. Merle Haggard. George Martin. Phife. Glenn Frey - 2016 has been exceptionally cruel and brutal in taking away some of our most universally beloved musicians and cultural icons. This morning, it unfortunately added to its list: Prince.

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So long, Boss: A tribute to Jim Tietjen

Published Dec. 1, 2015

Whitefish Bay High School football coach Jim Tietjen died Monday after a battle with brain cancer. A long-time friend and former employee of his, Matt Kirchner, reflects on lessons learned from the guy everyone called "Tietj" and Kirchner called "Boss."

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