Robert 'Bobby' Sengstacke, of Chicago Defender family, dead at 73

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A member of one of Chicago's most renowned publishing families has died.

Robert "Bobby" Sengstacke - a member of the Chicago Defender Sengstacke family and a long-time photographer for the paper - died Tuesday following a long respiratory illness.

Sengstacke's photos of prominent black leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King and Muhammad Ali were widely published. Sengstacke was 73.

Memorial services are pending.