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When did Mills Lane have a stroke?

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Mills Bee Lane III was a two-term district court judge in Washoe County, Nevada, as well as a professional boxer from the United States, a boxing referee, and a television personality.

Lane was most known for his roles in the syndicated court show Judge Mills Lane and as a referee for multiple heavyweight championship boxing matches in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s.

Lane made his first public appearance in years during the dedication of a new courthouse named after him in Reno in May 2006.

The Mills B. Lane Justice Center houses the Reno Municipal Court and the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office.

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Mills Lane
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Lane died at the age of 85 on December 6, 2022, in Reno, Nevada.

When did Mills Lane have a stroke?

In March 2002, Lane, who was famous for saying “Let’s get it on” before fights, suffered a stroke that left him partially paralyzed and unable to speak.

During his final days, his wife Kay and kids Terry and Tommy were by his side.

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