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Morton Downey Jr. Dies at Age 67

March 13, 2001

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Morton Downey Jr., the chain-smoking, combative talk-show host who reined over so-called ``Trash TV″ in the 1980s, has died, his daughter Tracey said Monday night. He was 67.

The cause of death was not immediately given.

``The family is very grief stricken and very shocked right now,″ Tracey Downey told KABC-TV. ``He was a wonderful, wonderful man, wonderful father. He will be deeply, deeply, deeply missed.″

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