MORTON DOWNEY JR. DIES
Morton Downey Jr.
, the confrontational '80s talk-show host who paved the way for the likes of Jerry Springer
, died of lung cancer Monday at the age of 67, The Associated Press
reports. Downey a chain smoker who would blow smoke into the faces of guests who rubbed him the wrong way lost a lung to cancer in 1996 and later became an anti-smoking crusader.