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Pulitzer prize-winning Detroit journalist Angelo Henderson dies

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Angelo Henderson was 51.

DETROIT (AP) - A medical examiner's spokesman says Angelo Henderson, Pulitzer prize-winning Detroit journalist, radio host and co-founder of a prominent community patrol group, has died.

Oakland County Medical Examiner's Office spokesman Bill Mullan said Henderson died Saturday in Pontiac of natural causes but no other details were available. He was 51.

Henderson was most recently a host on radio station WCHB. He previously worked for The Detroit News and The Wall Street Journal, where he won the Pulitzer in 1999 in the feature writing category for a portrait of a druggist driven to violence by encounters with armed robbers.

Detroit 300, the crime-fighting organization he helped to lead, consists of residents, civic groups and businesses. They patrol neighborhoods and prompt the public to help police.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan issued a statement on Henderson's death:

"Detroiters have lost one of their strongest voices today. Few people have worked as passionately and tirelessly to improve this community than Angelo Henderson. Through his radio program, his ministry and his personal community service, everything Angelo did was meant to uplift our city and its people. In his time with us, he touched countless lives, including my own. My heart goes out to Angelo's family and to the thousands of fans he considered family."

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