Mitch Halpern

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Renowned referee, born 1967, who took his own life at the height of his career. He refereed 87 championship fights including Evander Holyfield's knockout victory over Mike Tyson in 1996 for the WBA Heavyweight Title. He died August 20, 2000 of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his Las Vegas home. He was 33 years old.

Halpern and Michael Moorer(AP Photo/Mark Terrill)

Halpern’s Officiating Record