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Edward Norton Attends Wake for FDNY Firefighter Who Died After movie Set Blaze

Edward Norton is paying his respects. The actor, forty eight, attended the wake for FDNY firefighter Michael Davidson, who died after fighting a blaze on the set of Norton's movie Motherless Brooklyn remaining week.

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Norton was escorted to the entrance of the lengthy line backyard Thomas F. Dalton Funeral domestic in Floral Park, big apple, on Sunday, March 25. a whole lot of FDNY contributors additionally showed up to honor the 37-yr-ancient, whose funeral should be held at St. Patrick's Cathedral in long island metropolis on Tuesday, March 27.

"The metropolis of ny misplaced a pretty good person," FDNY Capt. Robert Allen talked about at the wake, by way of the manhattan newspaper Newsday. "The Davidson family unit lost an outstanding son."

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Davidson, who served the branch for 15 years, turned into significantly injured while scuffling with a 5-alarm fireplace within the basement of an occupied residential building in Harlem on Thursday, March 22. He become transported to a local sanatorium, where he succumbed to his injuries.

"I have in no way witnessed firsthand that variety of bravery," Norton wrote on Instagram on Saturday, March 24. "I'm in awe of that form of selfless courage. It's devastating to contemplate that one of the guys we watched charging in there lost his lifestyles. Please send a prayer of thanks for the spirit and courage of Michael Davidson. Our group is dedicated to honoring him and helping his family."

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The three-time Oscar nominee later tweeted a hyperlink for a scholarship fund that the FDNY install for Davidson's 4 younger babies with his widow, Eileen. A GoFundMe page has additionally been created to help guide the household.

"The capability to store a existence is our optimum calling and the Engine enterprise's function is to extinguish the fireplace. The nozzle Firefighter basically runs that display below the supervision of the enterprise officer. Their ability, their potential, and what they can bear in mind from fire behavior and journey of going to fires adds up to a smartly-developed, senior nozzle Firefighter, and thats what Mike was. He turned into the cream of the crop," says #FDNY Lt. Ray McCormack, #Engine69. Lt. McCormack labored alongside Lt. Michael Davidson, who made the Supreme Sacrifice on March 23. Lt. Davidson is considered right here together with his wife, Eileen, and their children (oldest to youngest) Brooke, Joseph, Emily, and Amy. Firefighter Pete Driscoll says, "Mike turned into the man that the youngsters brought up and spoke of, 'I need to be a Firefighter.' i am a 40-yr-historic Firefighter and that i nonetheless say, I are looking to be like Mike when I develop up. All he wanted to do was assist people. every thing he did, every part of being a Firefighter, he turned into decent at. He become good at every thing." Firefighter Jim Horan says, "He desired to be the most suitable, and he become. however he also desired everyone else round him to be the foremost, and he did every thing he may to make them the optimal, as smartly. He cherished to laugh. He cherished to make other people snort. I do not know any individual who would see him and not have a smile on their face automatically." . . . . . The @FDNYFoundation joins the FDNY in mourning the line of obligation demise of Lt. Michael R. Davidson. Donations to improvement the little ones of Lt. Davidson can also be made by visiting www.fdnyfoundation.org/donate/ and opting for "Firefighter Michael Davidson's toddlers's academic Fund" from the drop-down menu.

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