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Former alderman, boxing champ Orville Pitts passes away

Published March 27, 2015

When Orville Pitts was elected Milwaukee alderman in 1968, his political future looked as bright as the one that had seemed in store for Pitts in the boxing ring a decade earlier. But unlike the knockout that ended his boxing career, his downfall in the political arena was self-inflicted and a drawn-out process featuring, in random order, booze, drugs, hookers, the devil and Richard M. Nixon. Pitts died Tuesday at 81, after a long illness.

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Report: Miller High Life Guy actor Windell Middlebrooks dies at 36

Published March 10, 2015

TMZ is reporting that actor Windell Middlebrooks died today. The actor was most famous for his recurring ad campaign role as the Miller High Life Guy, a straight-talking delivery man who preached the values of the true "high life" and would revoke the beer in situations deemed unworthy.

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Bella Caffe co-owner Tim Talsky passes away

Published Feb. 20, 2015

The Third Ward awoke to some sad news this morning. According to an email sent out by Nancy O'Keefe, executive director of the Historic Third Ward Association, Bella Caffe co-owner Tim Talsky passed away Thursday night.

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Milwaukee music loses a pair of veterans

Published Jan. 6, 2015

A couple friends have notified me in recent days of the passing of two veteran Milwaukee musicians. In November and December, rocker Roland Stone and jazzman Sammy Armato passed away.

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