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Neil Diamond


The news was not good for Neil Diamond. But it was ironic. After all, here was a guy who manoeuvred his way out of a gang-ridden area of Brooklyn and even used the Mafia to do so – which later led to death threats directed at Diamond – and now he was being told by doctors he might die during an operation. So, what did Neil do? Take out the 38 gun he’d carried to protect himself against the Mafia and say he’d commit suicide? No. Diamond did what he’s been doing since he was 17 and discovered the therapeutic power of writing. He penned letters of good-bye to his children. Knowing this really was a door – die moment in his life…


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