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Emile Griffith

AKA Emile Alphonse Griffith

Born: 3-Feb-1938
Birthplace: Saint Thomas, VI
Died: 23-Jul-2013
Location of death: Hempstead, NY
Cause of death: Kidney failure
Remains: Buried, Saint Michaels Cemetery, Queens, NY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Bisexual [1]
Occupation: Boxing

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Killed Benny Paret during a boxing match

[1] "I like men and women both. But I don't like that word: homosexual, gay or faggot. I don't know what I am. I love men and women the same, but if you ask me which is better... I like women." Quoted in "The Shadow Boxer", Sports Illustrated, 18 April 2005.

Wife: Mercedes Donastorg ("Sadie", m. 1971, div.)

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