What an unbelievably unhappy day in entertainment!
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.
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.
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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