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Clown And NYPD Worker Died During Macy's Parade

10:07 AM, Nov 24, 2012   |    comments
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NEW YORK -- A clowned suffered a fatal collapse in front of spectators at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan.

Sixty-seven-year-old Robert Blasetti went into cardiac arrest as he made balloon animals at Sixth Avenue and West 39th Street Thursday. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Spokesman Orlando Veras said Macy's was "saddened to report" that a parade marcher had suffered a medical emergency. He declined to say whether the man was a Macy's employee.

Also, a civilian NYPD worker became fatally ill during the parade. He suffered an apparent heart attack while hooking up a vehicle to be towed off the parade route at West 57th Street and Sixth Avenue.

He was also pronounced dead at a hospital.

The Associated Press

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