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Bill Farrell with his wife Lorraine, left, and daughter Leigh, right, at his induction into the Sporting Goods Industry Hall of Fame in 2010. “Bill was inducted into the Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1985 as a distinguished member for his contributions to the sport” the Hall of Fame said in an official statement. “In 2007, the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Wrestling presented him with the lifetime achievement award, in which they stated that no other person has had a more positive effect on the Olympic sport of wrestling."(Credit: Handout)

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Bill Farrell: A life in pictures

Bill Farrell, 82, died Saturday at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset. An original “Marlboro Man” and trainer of Olympic gold medal wrestlers, he had a stroke nine days earlier.