Mitch Halpern


Age: 33

renowned boxing referee who officiated some of boxing's biggest matches when he began his career in March 1991 and went on to referee 87 championship fights and hundreds of non-title fights around the world, who was in the ring when Evander Holyfield knocked out Mike Tyson for the WBA heavyweight title in 1996 and was to have refereed the infamous "Bite Fight" rematch but Tyson's camp vehemently opposed and he was replaced by Mills Lane.

Cause of Death: Self-inflicted gunshot wound

Born: July 14, 1967

Died: August 20, 2000

Las Vegas, Nevada