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Pryor passes

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Boxing Hall of Famer Aaron Pryor, remembered for scintillating duels with Nicaraguan Alexis Arguello, died Sunday at the age of 60 after a long battle with heart disease.

‘‘We are heartbroken and sad to announce that our beloved Aaron passed away at home surrounded by his family at 5:57 a.m.’’ Frankie Pryor, his widow, said in a statement from the family home near Cincinnati, Ohio.

‘‘He was known around the world as ‘The Hawk’ but to our family he was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.’’