Accardo's death in 1992

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Accardo's death in 1992

Post by THunt » Thu, May 27, 2021, 10:32 am

Longtime Chicago Outfit boss Anthony Accardo died in May of 1992.
See: https://www.writersofwrongs.com/2020/05 ... tters.html

Precisely when his last days occurred seems to be a matter of some disagreement. While contemporary news sources and biographer William F. Roemer, Jr., clearly place his death on Wednesday, May 27, 1992, as of this writing a number of online sources (including Wikipedia and Find A Grave) insist that Accardo's death occurred five days earlier, on May 22.

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Accardo articles on Wikipedia and Findagrave (May 27, 2021)

This is made more curious by the fact that one source cited for the Wikipedia death date is a May 29, 1992, Hartford Courant (Associated Press) article that states death occurred the previous Wednesday.

In fact, news reports uniformly indicate that Accardo passed away on a Wednesday night. The Wednesday preceding publication of the reports was May 27. The May 22 date supplied in Wikipedia, Find a Grave and elsewhere was a Friday.

We are eager to find authoritative documentation of the date of death.
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