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Ralph Henry “Hank” Bauer III

November 29, 2016

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Ralph Henry “Hank” Bauer III

Ralph Henry “Hank” Bauer III, a member of the Boozefighters Motorcycle Club, died on Thanksgiving of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Bauer was born in Topeka, Kansas. He was a graduate of the University of Virginia and Baylor Law School and he maintained a private law practice in Arlington, Texas. He is survived by […]

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Harry “Johnny Sombrero” Barnes

November 14, 2016

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Harry “Johnny Sombrero” Barnes

We grow old. Harry “Johnny Sombrero” Barnes, the founder and Supreme Commander of the Black Diamond Riders Motorcycle Club in Ontario, died nine days ago on November 5, 2016 of complications from heart disease and diabetes. Canada’s first outlaw motorcycle club was the Canadian Lancers Motorcycle Club founded in 1950. Johnny Sombrero joined that club […]

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Trey Alston Short

October 18, 2016

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Trey Alston Short

Trey Alston Short, a member of the Cossacks Motorcycle Club from Temple, Texas died last Friday, October 14 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Short was one of the men arrested after a brawl between some Cossacks and some members of other motorcycle clubs including the Bandidos, in the parking lot of the Waco […]

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Houston Road Rage Death

October 10, 2016

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Houston Road Rage Death

No charges have yet been filed in a road rage death 16 days ago in Northwest Houston. Juan Flores “Johnny” Morales, a 26-year-old college student and a member of the Chainlinks Motorcycle Club was travelling to work on his motorcycle, on an access road to Interstate 10, at about 5:30 a.m. on Friday, September 23 […]

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Peter “Pete” Pettalia

September 14, 2016

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Peter "Pete” Pettalia

Peter “Pete” Pettalia, the state representative who wrote the legislation that led to the repeal of Michigan’s mandatory helmet law in 2012 died late Monday afternoon, September 12, in a motorcycle accident on State Highway 33 in the Atlanta State Forest. Pettalia owned an auto repair business and lived in nearby Presque Isle. He was […]

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Derek Kinner

April 4, 2016

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Derek Kinner

Derek Kinner, whose name should be familiar to at least some readers of this site for his righteous coverage of the murder of Black Piston Zachariah “Nas T” Tipton in 2014, in Jacksonville’s Folio Magazine, has died. During 33 years in journalism Kinner worked for the Barre-Montpelier Times Argus; Panama City News-Herald; Pensacola News-Journal; Florida […]

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James “Dago” Marchellino

February 25, 2016

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James "Dago" Marchellino

Somebody you would have liked died Tuesday. James “Dago” Marchellino was a 36 year 11 month veteran of the Sons of Silence Motorcycle Club, a lover of life, a shrewd observer, an ex-convict, a singer of songs and sometimes an inspiration to those who knew him. He wrote: This centerpiece and rocker’s from the family […]

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Joseph Alphonse “Wrecker” Ludwig

February 3, 2016

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Joseph Alphonse "Wrecker" Ludwig

Joseph Alphonse “Wrecker” Ludwig, a proud member of the Harford Chapter of the Chosen Sons Motorcycle Club, died in an automobile accident on January 9. He was previously a member of the Baltimore chapter. Wrecker Ludwig died sitting in a Fiat at a red light at the intersection of Route 40 and West Shore Road […]

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Daniel Francis “Grizzly Adams” Haggerty

January 18, 2016

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Daniel Francis "Grizzly Adams" Haggerty

Daniel Francis Haggerty, who was probably best known for portraying a mountain man named Grizzly Adams, died of cancer last Friday at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California. Haggerty was a handsome biker and a bodybuilder who broke into film playing “Biff the Muscle Man” in Muscle Beach Party in 1964. That movie […]

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Robert “Bob” Vieira (Corrected)

January 15, 2016

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Robert "Bob" Vieira (Corrected)

This obituary was published on January 15, 2016 and was corrected on January 16. The original obituary identified Bob Vieira as a member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club when he died. The Aging Rebel has since been informed that Vieira was no longer a member of the club when he died. This obituary has […]

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Ian Fraser “Lemmy” Kilmister

December 30, 2015

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Ian Fraser “Lemmy” Kilmister

Ian Fraser “Lemmy” Kilmister, the founder, lead singer, bass player and principal songwriter of the band Motörhead and a friend to many bikers in several clubs on several continents, died Monday in Los Angeles. For more than a decade, Kilmister and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones epitomized British hard rockers who lived by poet […]

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Michael Lee “Big Mike” Godwin

August 17, 2015

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Michael Lee "Big Mike" Godwin

Michael Lee “Big Mike” Godwin, a widely known and beloved member of the Durham, North Carolina charter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club died about 4:45 p.m. on August 13 in Durham when his motorcycle was struck by a truck driven by Jonathan A. Gonzalez Lopez. Godwin was travelling east on Geer Street when Lopez, […]

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George “Georgie” Christie III

August 6, 2015

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George "Georgie" Christie III

George “Georgie” Christie III, a former vice-president of the Ventura charter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, suddenly and unexpectedly died last night in his sleep. Christie was the son of former Ventura charter president George Christie and Cheryl Christie. He was much less publically prominent than his father. Along with both his parents and […]

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