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Tracy Morgan (SNL, 30 Rock) in critical condition after car accident
Posted by: News patrol +1 ()
Date: June 07, 2014 11:32AM

Tracy Morgan has been a horrible car accident on the NJ Turnpike that involved multiple cars. Tracy is in critical condition. Please pray for him.

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Re: Tracy Morgan (SNL, 30 Rock) in critical condition after car accident
Posted by: News patrol+1 ()
Date: June 07, 2014 11:36AM

Tracy Morgan critically hurt in fatal 6-car pileup

Saturday - 6/7/2014, 10:57am  ET

Traffic moves pass the scene of a serious accident at milepost 71 on the northbound lanes of New Jersey Turnpike on Saturday, June 7, 2014 near Cranbury, N.J. Comedian Tracy Morgan is in critical condition following an early morning accident on the New Jersey Turnpike. The comedian was injured in a crash involving six vehicles that left at least one person dead and several others, including Morgan, with serious injuries. (AP Photo/David Gard)
WAYNE PARRY
Associated Press

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) -- Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was critically injured in a fatal six-vehicle pileup on the New Jersey Turnpike on Saturday, hours after performing a standup routine at a show in Delaware, authorities said.

A limousine bus carrying the former "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock" cast member and six others overturned near Cranbury Township at about 1 a.m., Sgt. 1st Class Greg Williams told The Associated Press.

James McNair, of Peekskill, New York, a passenger in the limo bus, died in the crash, Williams said. Three other men, including Morgan, were in critical condition, and one was in fair condition, he said. Two occupants weren't injured.

Williams declined to release details of the accident, including what may have caused the pileup involving two tractor-trailers, an SUV, two cars and Morgan's limo bus.

Morgan is in intensive care at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Center in New Brunswick. Reporters gathering at the hospital were asked to wait across on the street until information could be released.

Morgan performed comedy standup Friday night at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Delaware. His scheduled appearance at the Fillmore Charlotte in North Carolina on Saturday night has been canceled.

The 45-year-old New York City native joined "SNL" in 1996 and was on the sketch-comedy program for seven years before leaving to star in "The Tracy Morgan Show" in 2003. That show lasted just one season. In 2006, Morgan found a long-running role on NBC's hit show "30 Rock," which was created by "SNL" co-star Tina Fey. He received an Emmy nomination for best supporting actor for "30 Rock" in 2009.

Morgan grew up fatherless, one of five siblings, in a blighted section of Brooklyn, where he helped raise and support the family.

He once called his gift for being funny "a defense mechanism" for his miserable circumstances. As a teen, he started doing comedy on the streets to supplement the family's welfare income.

In recent years, he has struggled with alcoholism and been arrested on drunken driving charges. He had a successful kidney transplant in late 2010.

The New Jersey Turnpike was closed for more than five hours after the crash.

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Associated Press writer Bob Lentz in Philadelphia contributed to this report.


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Re: Tracy Morgan (SNL, 30 Rock) in critical condition after car accident
Posted by: Phil Hardman ()
Date: June 07, 2014 11:57AM


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Re: Tracy Morgan (SNL, 30 Rock) in critical condition after car accident
Posted by: tE6NL ()
Date: June 07, 2014 12:07PM

Phil Hardman Wrote:
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> Sources he just died
>
> http://entertaindmv.com/2014/06/07/breaking-actor-
> tracy-morgan-dead-after-car-crash/

God, I hope that's not true.

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Re: Tracy Morgan (SNL, 30 Rock) in critical condition after car accident
Posted by: Yucky24. ()
Date: June 07, 2014 12:14PM

Good riddance to a typical worthless nigger.

"He is the second-oldest of five children[3] of Alicia (née Warden),[1] a homemaker, and Jimmy Morgan, a musician who returned from military duty in the Vietnam War recovering from addiction to heroin,[4] causing him to leave the family when Morgan was six."

"In 1985, his sophomore year, when he was 17, he learned his father had AIDS; Jimmy Morgan died November 1987, at age 39."

"Tracy Morgan married his girlfriend Sabina that year and dropped out of high school four credits short of a diploma."

"Already raising their first son, and living on welfare, Morgan sold crack cocaine with limited success,[4] but began earning some money performing comedy on the streets after his best friend was murdered."

"Morgan had his own show, The Tracy Morgan Show, in 2003, which was canceled after one season."

"Morgan filed for divorce at Bronx Supreme Court on August 7, 2009 after 23 years of marriage."

"Morgan credits one of his sons with having saved him from his alcoholism."

"In 1996, he was diagnosed with diabetes, but says he never took it seriously, refusing to take medication or change his diet. After running a 104-degree Fahrenheit fever on the set of 30 Rock, Morgan decided to finally comply with his doctor's orders. He is now very cautious when it comes to the condition."

"In early December 2010, Morgan received a kidney transplant, saving him from a lifetime of dialysis."

"On January 22, 2012, Morgan collapsed at an awards ceremony for the Sundance Film Festival. He appeared disoriented while giving a speech, and he was escorted out of the building before collapsing outside."

"On December 2, 2005, Morgan was arrested in West Hollywood on impaired driving charges after police stopped him for speeding. On February 17, 2006, he pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of drunken driving and was sentenced to 36 months' probation, fined $390 and ordered to attend an alcohol education program."

"In November 2006, Morgan was arrested for DUI after police spotted him driving erratically and was also charged with probation violation. In April 2007, Morgan entered a guilty plea where he had to wear an alcohol monitoring bracelet and perform five days of community service."

"On January 27, 2011, Morgan appeared on the NBA on TNT pregame coverage of the Miami Heat and the New York Knicks nationally televised live basketball game. During the appearance, commentators Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith asked Morgan to choose between Sarah Palin and Tina Fey on who was better looking (Fey portrays Palin on Saturday Night Live and is a coworker of Morgan). Morgan said Palin was "good masturbation material". The comment led TNT to apologize for his remarks on live camera."

"On June 3, 2011, during a performance in Nashville, Tennessee, Morgan made remarks about gay people, reportedly including that, if his son was gay, he'd better speak to him like a man or he would 'pull out a knife and stab' him. Morgan apologized, saying that he had 'gone too far'."

On June 25, 2011, during a show at Caroline's in New York City, Morgan made comments about disabled children, saying things such as, 'Don't ever mess with women who have retarded kids,' and referring to a woman as 'a cripple.'"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tracy_Morgan

May he rest in watermelon and fried chicken.

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Re: Tracy Morgan (SNL, 30 Rock) in critical condition after car accident
Posted by: jJPFm ()
Date: June 07, 2014 12:28PM

Jesus yucky, can't we get at least an hour after someone passes before you start posting racist drivel about them?

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Re: Tracy Morgan (SNL, 30 Rock) in critical condition after car accident
Posted by: Traceeeeeeeee Morgaaaaaaaan ()
Date: June 07, 2014 12:32PM

Yucky24. Wrote:
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> Good riddance to a typical worthless nigger.
>
> "He is the second-oldest of five children[3] of
> Alicia (née Warden),[1] a homemaker, and Jimmy
> Morgan, a musician who returned from military duty
> in the Vietnam War recovering from addiction to
> heroin,[4] causing him to leave the family when
> Morgan was six."
>
> "In 1985, his sophomore year, when he was 17, he
> learned his father had AIDS; Jimmy Morgan died
> November 1987, at age 39."
>
> "Tracy Morgan married his girlfriend Sabina that
> year and dropped out of high school four credits
> short of a diploma."
>
> "Already raising their first son, and living on
> welfare, Morgan sold crack cocaine with limited
> success,[4] but began earning some money
> performing comedy on the streets after his best
> friend was murdered."
>
> "Morgan had his own show, The Tracy Morgan Show,
> in 2003, which was canceled after one season."
>
> "Morgan filed for divorce at Bronx Supreme Court
> on August 7, 2009 after 23 years of marriage."
>
> "Morgan credits one of his sons with having saved
> him from his alcoholism."
>
> "In 1996, he was diagnosed with diabetes, but says
> he never took it seriously, refusing to take
> medication or change his diet. After running a
> 104-degree Fahrenheit fever on the set of 30 Rock,
> Morgan decided to finally comply with his doctor's
> orders. He is now very cautious when it comes to
> the condition."
>
> "In early December 2010, Morgan received a kidney
> transplant, saving him from a lifetime of
> dialysis."
>
> "On January 22, 2012, Morgan collapsed at an
> awards ceremony for the Sundance Film Festival. He
> appeared disoriented while giving a speech, and he
> was escorted out of the building before collapsing
> outside."
>
> "On December 2, 2005, Morgan was arrested in West
> Hollywood on impaired driving charges after police
> stopped him for speeding. On February 17, 2006, he
> pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of
> drunken driving and was sentenced to 36 months'
> probation, fined $390 and ordered to attend an
> alcohol education program."
>
> "In November 2006, Morgan was arrested for DUI
> after police spotted him driving erratically and
> was also charged with probation violation. In
> April 2007, Morgan entered a guilty plea where he
> had to wear an alcohol monitoring bracelet and
> perform five days of community service."
>
> "On January 27, 2011, Morgan appeared on the NBA
> on TNT pregame coverage of the Miami Heat and the
> New York Knicks nationally televised live
> basketball game. During the appearance,
> commentators Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith asked
> Morgan to choose between Sarah Palin and Tina Fey
> on who was better looking (Fey portrays Palin on
> Saturday Night Live and is a coworker of Morgan).
> Morgan said Palin was "good masturbation
> material". The comment led TNT to apologize for
> his remarks on live camera."
>
> "On June 3, 2011, during a performance in
> Nashville, Tennessee, Morgan made remarks about
> gay people, reportedly including that, if his son
> was gay, he'd better speak to him like a man or he
> would 'pull out a knife and stab' him. Morgan
> apologized, saying that he had 'gone too far'."
>
> On June 25, 2011, during a show at Caroline's in
> New York City, Morgan made comments about disabled
> children, saying things such as, 'Don't ever mess
> with women who have retarded kids,' and referring
> to a woman as 'a cripple.'"
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tracy_Morgan
>
> May he rest in watermelon and fried chicken.

+1

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Re: Tracy Morgan (SNL, 30 Rock) in critical condition after car accident
Date: June 07, 2014 12:46PM

Cant wait for Fitty Cent's eulogy
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Re: Tracy Morgan (SNL, 30 Rock) in critical condition after car accident
Posted by: Fifjjfjhhhhjj ()
Date: June 07, 2014 12:48PM

He was one funny and talented motherfcker and the best Howard stern guest. RIP my nigga.

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Re: Tracy Morgan (SNL, 30 Rock) in critical condition after car accident
Posted by: Yes... But... ()
Date: June 07, 2014 01:03PM

As of 1:00 pm EDT on Saturday, June 7, Tracy Morgan was NOT dead...

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Re: Tracy Morgan (SNL, 30 Rock) in critical condition after car accident
Posted by: pDNGu ()
Date: June 07, 2014 01:10PM

Yes... But... Wrote:
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> As of 1:00 pm EDT on Saturday, June 7, Tracy
> Morgan was NOT dead...

We've got hearsay from a not-exactly-credible website. What do you have to back you claims?

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Re: Tracy Morgan (SNL, 30 Rock) in critical condition after car accident
Posted by: pDNGu ()
Date: June 07, 2014 01:18PM

Phil Hardman Wrote:
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> Sources he just died
>
> http://entertaindmv.com/2014/06/07/breaking-actor-
> tracy-morgan-dead-after-car-crash/

Jewish sources say he wiggled one of his toes in front of his rabbi.

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Re: Tracy Morgan (SNL, 30 Rock) in critical condition after car accident
Posted by: Rockhound ()
Date: June 07, 2014 01:19PM

Years ago I saw him at traffic light in Brooklyn. He was driving a white Bentley. I looked over and I couldn't figure out if it was him or not. He looked at me with a big grin and said, "Yes, I'm Tracy Morgan". Then the light turned green and he took off. Seemed like a nice guy.

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Re: Tracy Morgan (SNL, 30 Rock) in critical condition after car accident
Posted by: tracy morgan and 6 others ()
Date: June 07, 2014 02:09PM

May he live through it.Look at the vehicle.


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Re: Tracy Morgan (SNL, 30 Rock) in critical condition after car accident
Posted by: Limos kind of suck ()
Date: June 07, 2014 02:12PM

Limos are cool and everything, but most are very flimsy and go to pieces in a high speed crash.

THE MORAL?
Use limos for around town, but never go faster than 30 mph in one, tell the drive STAY OFF THE HIGHWAYS!!

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Re: Tracy Morgan (SNL, 30 Rock) in critical condition after car accident
Posted by: eLester ()
Date: June 07, 2014 02:14PM

Driver of the 18-wheeler fell asleep and ran into the limo.

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Re: Tracy Morgan (SNL, 30 Rock) in critical condition after car accident
Posted by: cKjjt ()
Date: June 07, 2014 04:00PM

One of the other passengers in the limo bus is dead. Doesn't look good.

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Re: Tracy Morgan (SNL, 30 Rock) in critical condition after car accident
Posted by: etVJF ()
Date: June 07, 2014 04:02PM

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Date: June 07, 2014 04:03PM

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Date: June 07, 2014 04:04PM

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Re: Tracy Morgan (SNL, 30 Rock) in critical condition after car accident
Posted by: Ludwig ()
Date: June 07, 2014 08:20PM

Georgia man charged in wreck that critically injures actor Tracy Morgan
By Ralph Ellis, Joe Sutton and Faith Karimi, CNN
updated 7:32 PM EDT, Sat June 7, 2014

http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/07/showbiz/tracy-morgan-hospitalized/

CNN) -- A Georgia truck driver has been charged in connection with the wreck on the New Jersey Turnpike that left comedian-actor Tracy Morgan in critical condition and another man dead, the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office said in a statement released Saturday.

Kevin Roper, 35, of Jonesboro, was charged with one count of death by auto and four counts of assault by auto after the tractor-trailer he was driving crashed into the limo bus carrying the comedian and others, the statement said.

Initial reports indicated there were seven people injured in the crash, but the prosecutor's statement put the number at four.

Morgan's condition was not expected to change Saturday, publicist Lewis Kay said. "His family is now with him and he is receiving excellent care."

Morgan, 45, was a regular on "Saturday Night Live" for seven years and received an Emmy nomination for his role on "30 Rock," in which he played Tracy Jordan, an exaggerated version of himself.

The New York City native made his reputation with over-the-top characters and impressions of celebrities such as Mike Tyson and Oprah Winfrey.

The wreck occurred at about 1 a.m. ET on Saturday on the turnpike in Mercer County, said Sgt. Gregory Williams of New Jersey State Police.

"NJSP says the driver of the tractor-trailer failed to observe slow-moving traffic ahead," Williams said. "At the last minute, he swerved to try and avoid the Mercedes limo bus but struck it from behind, forcing the limo to rotate and overturn."

A limo passenger, 63-year-old James McNair of Peekshill, New York, was killed and three people besides Morgan were taken to the hospital, authorities said.

McNair was a comedian who performed under the name Jimmy Mack, said his sister, Valerie Daniel. "He spoke very highly of Tracy," she told CNN. "They go way back."

The prosecutor's statement said Morgan and two others, whose identities have not been formally released, remain hospitalized in critical condition. The remaining passenger was treated at the hospital and was released, the statement said.

Four other vehicles were involved in the crash, the prosecutors said, but the people in those vehicles were not injured.

Williams said he does not believe alcohol played a role in the accident, but that is under investigation.

Brooke Buchanan, a Walmart spokesperson, said the truck driver is a Walmart employee.

"This is a tragedy and we are profoundly sorry that one of our trucks was involved," said Bill Simon, president and CEO of Walmart U.S., in a statement. "The facts are continuing to unfold. If it's determined that our truck caused the accident, Walmart will take full responsibility."

The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate "safety issues related to commercial trucking and limousine safety," said agency spokesman Keith Holloway.

Christopher Thompson, spokesman for limo owner Atlantic Transportation Services, said driver Tyrone Gale, who is part owner of the company, was shaken up.

"Although the investigation is still pending, we concur with the preliminary reports that the accident was caused by another vehicle traveling behind the Atlantic limo bus and we are grateful that our drivers did not sustain life-threatening injuries," Thompson said.

Morgan performed a comedy tour act Friday night at the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Dover, Delaware, the venue said.

Thompson said he thought the limo bus was heading to drop Morgan off in New Jersey.

The actor received messages of support and concern on Twitter.
"Wishing a speedy recovery to our friend @RealTracyMorgan," tweeted SNL Weekend Update.

"Shocked to wake up and read that @RealTracyMorgan is injured. Love to Tracy and wishing him strength," said former SNL cast member Rachel Dratch.

"My thoughts are with Tracy Morgan and his family. I hope he pulls through this soon and gets back to making us laugh!" said Joan Rivers.

"Saying a prayer for @RealTracyMorgan," said actor-director Jon Favreau.

"Come on @RealTracyMorgan pull through this buddy," tweeted actor Ike Barinholtz of "The Mindy Project."

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Re: Tracy Morgan (SNL, 30 Rock) in critical condition after car accident
Posted by: ZoomZoom ()
Date: June 07, 2014 08:35PM

This guy has died like 3 times today. Whats the story. Do they keep bringing him back to life or what?

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Re: Tracy Morgan (SNL, 30 Rock) in critical condition after car accident
Posted by: Shit! ()
Date: June 08, 2014 12:55PM

He died at 2:00pm today.

RIP Tracy

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