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Michael J. Feeney, Former Daily News Reporter And NABJ Leader, Dead At 32

Michael J. Feeney died Sunday from health complications.

Michael J. Feeney, a former Daily News reporter who served as president of the New York Association of Black Journalists, died Sunday of complications from a staph infection in his kidneys. He was 32.

Feeney was set to begin his dream job as an entertainment reporter at CNN.com in Atlanta when he fell ill, his mother said.

“Mike did everything to help everyone,” his mother, Reba Willis, said Sunday. “He did whatever he could with any person who he came across who wanted to know anything about journalism and about life.”

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