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"Men of Honour" US Navy Diver Dies

Carl Brashear, the US Navy diver who battled institutional racism to become the first African-American US Navy diver and whose life story inspired the blockbuster movie Men of Honour, has died at 75.

Brashear’s life story was made into the 2000 film Men of Honour who stared Cuba Gooding Jr alongside Robert De Niro.

The 75-year-old died of respiratory and heart failure at the Portsmouth Naval Medical Center, US on July 25. No funeral arrangements have yet been made.

Stephan Whelan
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Stephan is the Founder of DeeperBlue.com. His passion for the underwater world started at 8 years old with a try-dive in a hotel pool on holiday that soon formulated into a lifelong love affair with the oceans. In 1996 he set up DeeperBlue.com and has grown the site to be the most popular diving website and community in the world.

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