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05/01/1997 Sonny Bono is killed in a skiing accident

Sonny Bono came to fame in partnership with his wife Cher, as the popular singing duo Sonny & Cher. From 1988 to 1992, he was mayor of Palm Springs, California. He died of injuries sustained when he hit a tree while skiing on the Nevada side of Heavenly Ski Resort near South Lake Tahoe, California.


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