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Wrestler Bruno Sammartino, Oakland native, dies at 82

 Former professional wrestler and Oakland native Bruno Sammartino died Wednesday at age 82. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

By Hannah Schneider, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018

Bruno Sammartino, a former professional wrestler and Oakland native, died Wednesday after battling health issues for the last two months. His wife, Carol, and two of his sons were at his side when he died peacefully. He was 82. Sammartino was born in October of 1935 and immigrated to South Oakland from Pizzo...

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