Bedford Stuyvesant Volunteer Ambulance Corps founder dies

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James Rocky Robinson, the founder and president of the Bedford Stuyvesant Volunteer Ambulance Corps, has died.

Robinson's son has confirmed the death. He says his father was sick for some time and sadly ended his battle Friday morning at around 10 a.m.

Robinson was 79 years old, and for over 30 years was not only known for saving lives, but served as an inspiration for many.

Loved ones, EMS colleagues and everyday members of the community came out Friday night to honor his life and legacy.

Candles were lit, posters were signed with well wishes and a seemingly endless stream of stories were shared about all the memories people had with him.

Robinson died Friday morning from what has been described as kidney failure.

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