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Richard Jewell has died

5:31 PM, Aug 29, 2007   |    comments
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Atlanta, GA -  The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says Richard Jewell, the former security guard who was erroneously linked to the 1996 Olympic bombing, has died.

Authorities say the 44-year-old Jewel died of complications from diabetes.

Jewel was cleared of any wrong-doings in 2005 when Eric Rudloph pleaded guilty to the bombing.

In 2006.. Georgia's governor honored Jewel for his rescue efforts during the attack.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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