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"Band of Brothers" WWII veteran dies at 90

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(CNN) - A World War II veteran popularized by the "Band of Brothers" miniseries has died.

William Guarnere was rushed to a hospital, early Saturday morning.

His family says the 90-year-old suffered a ruptured aneurism and died that night.

During the war, Guarnere lost a leg trying to save a friend on the battlefield.

He was nicknamed "Wild Bill."

Guarnere was portrayed by actor Frank John Hughes in the HBO miniseries, "Band of Brothers," which was based on a book by Stephen Ambrose.

Guarnere's family is planning a funeral for this week in Philadelphia, where he was born and lived most of his life.

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