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Mass. boxer on '05 reality TV show dies after he is struck by MBTA train
HAVERHILL, Mass. (AP) ' A boxer who appeared on the 2005 reality TV show "The Contender" has died after being struck by a Massachusetts commuter train while he was walking along the tracks.
MBTA officials say 34-year-old Jeffrey Fraza of Haverhill, who was known on the NBC show as "Hell Raza," died on the Haverhill tracks about 1:20 a.m. Saturday. The train had dropped off all its passengers and was returning to Boston when Fraza was hit.
Fraza's trainer Micky Ward told the Boston Herald that Fraza had Crohn's disease. The illness causes inflammation of the digestive tract. His former girlfriend Sylvia Pastrana told the paper that Fraza was doing fine and was in good spirits. She said that many times he walked home by way of the tracks.