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Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Joe Frazier's body sits in Philly morgue

By Michael Woods

The body of former heavyweight champion Joe Frazier, who died from liver cancer on Nov. 7, lies in a Philadelphia morgue tonight. The body will stay there until a Pennsylvania judge rules on whether the body can be shipped to South Carolina, and buried in his native Beaufort, according to a source with intimate knowledge of the situation.

One family faction seeks to have Frazier buried in Beaufort, while another desires to have him buried in his adopted hometown of Philadelphia. A judge will presumably break the tie.