Roy Innis died on January 8, 2017 at the age of 82, from Parkinson's disease His son Niger Innis continues his fight for civil rights, including gun rights, and conservative values which protect all rights. Amazing how long some people can live, by avoiding drugs and foolish behavior. He was the leader of CORE, the Congress of Racial Equality since 1968, and he was a Democrat until becoming a Libertarian, and he supported Nixon in 1968 and 1972. Wiki: Innis was noted for two on-air fights in the middle of TV talk shows in 1988. The first in the midst of an argument about the Tawana Brawley case during a taping of the The Morton Downey, Jr. Show, Innis shoved Al Sharpton to the floor. Also that year, Innis was in a scuffle on Geraldo with white supremacist John Metzger. The skirmish started after Metzger, son of White Aryan Resistance founder Tom Metzger, called Innis an "Uncle Tom", and Innis grabbed the seated Metzger's throat, appearing to choke him Interesting guy.