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Ned Day
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Birth: Apr. 5, 1945
Death: Sep. 3, 1987

Investigative Journalist. He was instrumental in breaking the mob's stranglehold on Las Vegas, both as a columnist for the Las Vegas Review-Journal and an on-air reporter for KLAS Channel 8 Eyewitness News. His agressive and fearless reporting exposed the Chicago and New York mobs' struggle for power and influence over Las Vegas casinos, as well as their success in bribing and controlling local public officials. He particularly went after Tony "The Ant" Spilotro, the Chicago mob's enforcer. Joe Pesci memorably portrayed a fictionalized version of Spilotro in the Martin Scorsese film "Casino." In response to his relentless reporting, his car was firebombed in 1986. Although he survived the bombing unscathed, he died the following year while on vacation in Hawaii. Noting that Day had an enlarged heart and diseased arteries, the coroner ruled that the cause of death was a heart attack. To this day, many of his friends and colleagues suspect that the heart attack was somehow induced. His marker inscription, "I thought you'd like to know I'm Ned Day," was his trademark sign-off on both his newscasts and in his newspaper column.

 
 
Burial:
Palm Memorial Park (Green Valley)
Las Vegas
Clark County
Nevada, USA
Plot: Garden of Reflection
 
Created by: Miracle Mile Tim
Record added: Aug 21, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15459144
Ned Day
Added by: Anthony Wilde
 
Ned Day
Added by: Miracle Mile Tim
 
 
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- Steve
 Added: Aug. 4, 2013

- Ava
 Added: Dec. 29, 2006
To Ned...wish you were here now. It would be fun to watch you with the current crop of misfits.
- Anthony Wilde
 Added: Sep. 11, 2006
 
 
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