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Entertainment'Walking Dead' actor and former firefighter dies after battle with cancer

13:07  12 august  2019
13:07  12 august  2019 Source:   cnn.com

Former Pittsburgh firefighter arrested for allegedly holding woman hostage

Former Pittsburgh firefighter arrested for allegedly holding woman hostage A former Pittsburgh firefighter was arrested for allegedly holding a woman hostage inside his home in Brighton Heights on Saturday afternoon. Police said a woman was calling for help from a second-floor window, saying that the man would not let her leave and that she had been assaulted. Police used a ladder from a city firetruck to get to the woman and bring her to safety. The suspect, identified as 47-year-old Marc Vrane, barricaded himself inside the home. He made multiple threats of violence against police and was uncooperative. SWAT then gained entry into the home and took Vrane into custody on the third floor of the home.

Dango Nguyen, a former firefighter and actor who appeared on "The Walking Dead" died Saturday "after a hard-fought battle with cancer," according to Georgia's Athens-Clarke County Fire department.

'Walking Dead' actor and former firefighter dies after battle with cancer© Courtesy Athens-Clarke County Fire Former firefighter and "The Walking Dead" actor, Dango Nguyen, died Saturday after a battle with cancer, according to Georgia's Athens-Clarke County Fire department.

Nguyen, known under his stage name Dango Nu Yen, appeared in several episodes of the third season of the Atlanta-based hit show about a zombie apocalypse.

He played a guard for the town of Woodbury who worked for The Governor, a villain who frequently fought with the show's protagonist Rick Grimes.

Bond reduction denied for man accused of setting fire that killed firefighter

Bond reduction denied for man accused of setting fire that killed firefighter A bond reduction was denied Thursday morning for the man accused of purposefully setting a fire that killed Firefighter Scott Deem in 2017. Emond Johnson was indicted by a Bexar County Grand Jury in December 2017. He faces charges of felony murder, arson resulting in death, two charges of arson and bodily injury and arson involving a building. At the hearing, prosecutors also brought up the ultimate confession they say Johnson gave as he admitted to starting the fire.

After his stint on the show ended, Nguyen appeared in other TV shows including "The Red Road" and "Banshee," according to his IMDB profile.

The actor served on the Athens-Clarke County Fire Department for nearly 20 years before leaving to pursue a career in the entertainment industry, the fire department said in a Facebook post.

He was a sergeant with the department before working as an actor, the post said.

Nguyen had also trained as a professional wrestler prior to becoming a firefighter, according to his IMDB page.

"He will always be remembered for his physical and mental strength," the Facebook post read. "He was an aggressive and tenacious firefighter and first responder."

Nguyen is survived by his wife, Michelle, and family, the Athens-Clarke County Fire department said.

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Firefighter's truck stolen from cancer center as wife was getting chemo.
As if the Clark family wasn't already going through enough. Matt, a firefighter, and his wife, Kari, had their truck stolen this week. She was inside getting chemotherapy and he was comforting her after just finishing a 24-hour shift. On Aug. 27, Matt Clark, a firefighter for 18 years with Forsyth County, says his truck was stolen outside the Cancer Treatment Center in Newnan. They were there for Kari’s visit with a new oncologist and for her weekly infusion. As difficult as it is to imagine someone stealing a vehicle from a cancer patient, the items inside the truck were even more valuable, Matt told 11Alive. © Provided by TEGNA Inc.

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