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Angelo Lucchesi passes away at age 92

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

The Mid-South lost a legend on Friday. Angelo Lucchesi, the first salesman for Jack Daniel's. He was 92.

A kid with smiling eyes who grew up on Florida Street and made history with the world famous beverage.

Mr. Lucchesi held the distinction of being the only person to have a bottle of Jack Daniel's named for him -- 90 Proof on his 90th birthday.

MORE: (2010) Native Memphian honored with new Jack Daniel's line

Mr. Lucchesi would have turned 93 on Christmas Eve.

A family member told FOX13 News all four of his children were with him when he died Friday afternoon.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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