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Plenty of Lovin’ to Go Around

The local newspaper in Atlantic City, N.J., ran two obituaries for the same man, Leroy “Blast” Black, featuring the same photo, one printed right after the other. The two obits for Black, who lived in Egg Harbor Township and died from lung cancer at 55, weren’t the result of a mistake: they were simply from different perspectives. “The wife wanted it one way,” said a spokesman for the the Greenidge Funeral Home, which was handling the arrangements, “and the girlfriend wanted it another way.” The first obit says Black is survived by “his loving wife,” while the second says he’s survived by “his longtime girlfriend.” (RC/Easton Express-Times) ...The biggest surprise: he died of natural causes.
Original Publication Date: 07 August 2016
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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