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    Mon, 08 Oct 2012 13:27:43

    Stephen Colbert Shares Details About Family Tragedy - His father + brothers died in a plane crash

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    Comedy Central genius Stephen Colbert has written a new book and while on the promotional trail, he revealed a tragedy his family suffered long ago. When Colbert, now 48, was 10-years-old back in 1974, his father and two older brothers died in a plane crash. How tragic for a young boy to have to deal with that type of loss.

    RadarOnline.com reports that Colbert lost three family members when Eastern Airlines Flight 212 crashed in a North Carolina cornfield. The comedian lost 50 pounds and became depressed over the losses.

    His new book, America Again: Re-Becoming The Greatness We Never Weren't, is available now.

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    —Maggie Pannacione
    10.08.12



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