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Bronx DJ Tech Trackz Killed By Subway

A Bronx deejay who busted out beats under the name “Tech Trackz” died on a stretch of city subway tracks Saturday morning as he tried to retrieve an iPhone he had dropped, officials said.
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Actress Helen Hanft Dies In NYC At 79

Helen Hanft, the Bronx-born comedic actress who was a leading star of the off-off Broadway theater movement of the 1960s and 70s, has died in New York City on May 29, 2013. She was 79....
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Venell Frazier Bannister Passes At 60

The funeral for Mrs. Venell Frazier Bannister, 60, of 4223 Digny Avenue, Bronx, NY, formerly of Bamberg, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 11, 2013, at Pilgrim Baptist Church, with the Rev. Wilbert Davis officiating. Burial will be in Sims Cemetery, Bamberg....
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Chris Kelly Of Kris Kross Dies At 34

Chris Kelly, one-half of the 1990s rap duo Kris Kross, died Wednesday of an apparent drug overdose. He was 34....
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Estella Diggs Passes At 97

Estella Diggs, the first African American woman to be elected to the New York State Assembly from Bronx, has died. She was 97....
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Msgr. Gerald Ryan Passes At 93

Msgr. Gerald Ryan, the oldest serving priest in New York City and a beloved, vital figure in South Bronx, will be waked Monday at St. Luke’s Church, which he led for nearly 50 years....
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Bronx Rapper Tim Dog Dead At 46

During the height of his rap career, Tim Dog was a ferocious MC with both bite and bark and that is the way that he will be remembered. On Thursday (February 14) the 46-year old, Bronx, New York 1990s rap artist passed away after suffering a seizure....
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Former Mayor Ed Koch Dies At 88

Former New York mayor Ed Koch died Friday morning, hours after being admitted to intensive care in a New York City hospital....
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Martin Roth Passes At 93

Martin Roth passed away on January 9, 2013 in a hospital in Poughkeepsie, New York. He was 93 years old....
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Nicholas DiMucci Passes At 87

Nicholas F. DiMucci of Yonkers died Nov. 22 at St. Patrick's Home in the Bronx, N.Y., after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 87....
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Norberta O’Callaghan Passes At 69

Norberta O’Callaghan, 69, of Bergenfield died Tuesday, October 23, 2012....
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Joseph Brady Passes At 79

Joseph Brady, 79, of New Windsor, died October 16, 2012, at home with his family by his side....
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Gertrude Hartnett Dies At 81

Gertrude (Trudy) Hartnett of Yorktown Heights passed away peacefully at Calvary Hospital in Bronx on October 18, 2012. She was 81....
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Carl William Brand Passes At 88

Carl William Brand, 88, formerly of the Bronx, Glen Rock, Toms River and Montvale, died on October 2, 2012....
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Bronx Policeman Dies Of Stroke At Station

A 39-year-old Bronx cop died Monday from a brain hemorrhage as he was putting on his uniform to hit the streets he loved to protect, officials said....
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Gaetano Gebbia (1921-2012)

Gaetano Gebbia, 90, of Valley Cottage, died September 27, 2012, in Bradenton, FL....
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Remembering Tony Curtis

When 85-year-old screen legend and Bronx native Tony Curtis died at his Henderson, NV, home 2 years ago on September 29, 2010, he left behind a body of work that included classics such as The Defiant Ones, Spartacus, and The Sweet Smell of Success....
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R.I.P. Father John Flynn - One Of Bronx's True Heroes

There are not that many people you meet, in real life, whose personality is so incandescent they light of the world. Father John Flynn, pastor of St Martin of Tours Church in Bronx who passed away yesterday, was one of those people....
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Michael T. Mainolfi (1935-2012)

Michael T. Mainolfi, 77, of Pearl River, died September 14, 2012 at Calvary Hospital in Bronx....
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Dave Valentin, Grammy-Winning Jazz Flutist From Bronx, Passes At 64

Bronx-born Latin jazz legend Dave Valentin died Wednesday. He was 64.
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Eleanor Hyde Passes At 77

Eleanor Hyde, 77, of Bronx, NY, passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2017 in Red Hook, NY.
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Former Queens Borough Preisdent Helen Marshall Passes At 87

Marshall was born on September 30, 1929, in Bronx, New York City. She graduated with a B.A. in education from CUNY Queens College. She was a teacher for eight years.
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Former Bronx Congressman Robert Garcia Passes At 84

Former Bronx Congressman Robert García died this week in Puerto Rico. He was 84.
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Bronx Graffiti Writer NEAR KGB Dies

The graffiti community lost another one of its own this week. Bronx-based graff writer NEAR KGB (i.e. “Kings Getting Busy”) died on January 14. Another tragic loss to what? We do not know.
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Roberta Peters Passes At 86

Roberta Peters, the Bronx-born coloratura soprano who at 20 was catapulted to stardom by a phone call, a subway ride and a Metropolitan Opera debut — her first public performance anywhere — all in the space of five hours, died on Wednesday at her home in Rye, NY. She was 86.
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Peter Noel Schultz Passes At 65

Peter Noel Schultz passed away on Sunday, December 25, 2016 at the age of 65. Pete was born in Bronx, New York on December 25, 1951 to Eugene and Dorothy Schultz.
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John Philip Parker Passes At 59

John Philip Parker, 59. A beloved father and friend lost his battle with diabetes on August 9th, 2016. John was born October 22nd, 1956 in Manhattan to Leola Parker. He was raised in New York and loved everything about this city including his favorite basketball team, the New York Knicks.
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Mary Philomena "Phyl" Coburn Passes At 93

Mary Philomena "Phyl" Coburn, 93, formerly of Miami and Leesburg, FL, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2016 peacefully in her sleep. As she wished, there will be no service.
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Alberta A. Wynimko Passes At 81

Alberta was born on September 14, 1933 and passed on on June 24, 2015.

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