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    Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:18:00

    Common's Dad Dies - He was 71

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    The father of actor and rapper Common has died. Lonnie Lynn, a retired basketball player, who was lovingly known as "Pops," has died. He was 71.

    Common often included his father on his records via spoken-word poems. About his father's passing, Common said, "He was truly a natural poet and master of words. His personality and soul shined through his work. His words would always make me strive to achieve higher, to write better, to be more truthful with my words."

    R.I.P., Pops.

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    —Amy Sciarretto
    09.17.14



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