PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- William "Wild Bill" Guarnere (gahr-NAYR), one of the World War II veterans whose exploits were dramatized in the TV miniseries "Band of Brothers," has died at the age of 90.
Guarnere's son, William Guarnere Jr. of Springfield, confirmed Sunday that his father died at Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Guarnere was rushed to the hospital early Saturday and died of a ruptured aneurysm early Saturday night.
The HBO miniseries, based on a book by Stephen Ambrose, followed the members of Easy Company from training in Georgia in 1942 through the war's end in 1945. Guarnere, whose combat exploits earned him the nickname Wild Bill, lost a leg trying to help a wounded solider.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
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Wednesday will feature another comfortable day with below average temperatures and low humidity. Highs in the upper 70s/Low 80s. Expect a mix of sun and clouds. A chance of showers and thunderstorms returns tomorrow as we transition into a stormy pattern for the weekend.
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