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RAY SHARKEY, 40, an actor who starred as a crime boss in the TV series Wiseguy, has died of AIDS complications, his manager said Saturday. Mr. Sharkey died Friday at Lutheran Hospital in Brooklyn, Herb Nanas said. Mr. Sharkey battled drug abuse through much of his career, and Nanas said last year the actor was infected with the AIDS virus through intravenous drug use. Mr. Sharkey won a Golden Globe award for his performance in the 1980 movie The Idolmaker.

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