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The brother of one of reality TV's most noted villains, Omarosa Manigault, has died.

Jack Manigault, 40, was gunned down in Youngstown, Ohio, Sunday in what police say was a lovers' quarrel. According to police, Manigault, who was sent to prison in 1999 for aggravated assault, was asleep next to his 34-year-old girlfriend when Marco Cardenas, a man said to be the woman's ex-boyfriend, allegedly fought his way into the home and started shooting.

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Local Youngstown paper reports that Manigault collapsed with a gunshot wound to the head. Two juveniles inside the home forced Cardenas out of the house, where he was arrested.

Halfway through a two-year probation stint, Cardenas is expected to be arraigned in Youngstown Tuesday.

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Though her brother had previously scuffled with the law, Omarosa Manigault remembers her late sibling as "so special to us," and says he had turned his life around.

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"We thank everyone for their amazing outpouring of support surrounding the tragic death of my brother Jack," the two-time "Apprentice" contestant said in a statement excerpted by "We loved him unconditionally and we were so proud of him when he turned his life around and gave his life to God two years ago."


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