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CraigB

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Famous Dutch crime journalist Peter R. de Vries dies in hospital after being shot in the street​



 

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for those that don't click links or read dutch news.

"On 6 July 2021, after leaving the television studio of RTL Boulevard in Amsterdam where he had appeared as a guest, five bullets were fired at him at the Lange Leidsedwarsstraat.[46] De Vries was shot in the head.[8] He was taken to a hospital in critical condition.[3][4][5] The Dutch police arrested three suspects that same evening, one of whom was released the next day, as he was no longer a suspect. De Vries died as a result of the shooting on 15 July 2021."
 

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He will be best known to most of you as the voice of Krusty The Clown's father on The Simpson's.
 

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Gerd Müller, a football (soccer for you weird americans, for no apparent reason you call a game "football" where the ball usually doesn't get touched by feet) legend, died yesterday, he suffered from Alzheimer's disease and has been in a nursing home for some time.
 

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Robin Miller
IndyCar journalist, broadcaster and advocate, and RACER senior writer and friend Robin Miller has died at the age of 71.


The Indiana native, who passed after a long fight against multiple myeloma and leukemia, carved himself a reputation as one of American racing’s most authoritative voices during his five-decade career as a writer.


Tributes flow for IndyCar writer Robin Miller​



What he wrote when he knew his time was up:

A letter to the RACER nation​



Robin Miller catches up with The Captain, Roger Penske, to explore his purchase of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the NTT IndyCar Series. (2019)
 

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One of the last things he wrote was a scathing review of the Nashville Indycar race:

MILLER: Right band, wrong song​


It was equal parts dazzling, disappointing, chaotic and dramatic as Marcus Ericsson took the Music City GP away from Colton Herta with an inspired drive. The Nashville crowd was massive, impressive and so patient as 70,000 hung in there for three hours in 90-degree heat. We can only hope first-timers don’t judge IndyCar’s product by Sunday, because it was a clunker.
Thirty-three laps of caution in 80 laps, two red flags and some sorry driving made you want to hide.


Robin Miller on Dinner With Races podcast in 2017




The preposterous sportswriting life of Robin Miller, racing’s legendary hellion​

 
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