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Death will leave a scar

Peter Blake killed
In the midst of an expedition to document the impact of global
warming and pollution on the Amazon Basin, America's Cup champion Sir
Peter Blake was shot and killed yesterday, when pirates boarded his
research boat at the mouth of the Amazon River. Blake, a 53-year-old
native of Auckland, New Zealand, won the yacht race in 1995 and 2000,
but had recently retired from competitive sailing to devote his time
to studying ecological problems and launching an adventure travel
company. Blake was revered in New Zealand, where flags are being
flown at half-mast to mourn his death.