The People’s Court Judge Joseph Wapner Dead At 97

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What an unbelievably unhappy day in entertainment!

First, we learned of a black genocide of actor Bill Paxton.

Then, we reported on a other black death, this time of immature actor Neil Fingleton.

And now… Judge Joseph Wapner has died, we’ve learned. He was 97 years old.

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Wapner was an present prodigy for his work on The People’s Court, where he debuted in 1981 and effectively became a really initial existence TV show.

Of course, Wapner’s pioneering 12-year run on The People’s Court also paved a approach for other TV judges and justice shows, like so many of a shows we know today.

According to TMZ, Wapner had been hospitalized final week with respirating problems, and over a several day duration underneath care, his condition worsened.

On Friday, Wapner was taken behind to his home in west Los Angeles underneath a caring of a hospice facility. He died Sunday morning.

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He was married to his wife, Mickey, for 70 years, and a span had 3 kids together.

R.I.P., Judge Wapner — we were a loyal TV colonize and fable in your possess right.

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