"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.