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Michael Deluca aka Duke De LucaSly Stallone bodyguard & videographer producer Michael Deluca aka Duke De Luca shot by Port Hueneme Ventura Police on Friday, September 6, 2013

Per The Ventura County Star reported on September 9, 2013 the following: Two Port Hueneme police officers used a Taser on a Thousand Oaks man before fatally shooting him early Friday, officials said.

According to police, Michael De Luca, 53, was shot and killed about 4:15 a.m. in the 500 block of Surfside Drive.

“Saddened by the news of the passing of my dear friend pro boxer Golden Gloves Champion and photographer Mike Duke De Luca. Duke was a stand-up guy who was a source of inspiration to me showing how to always keep your chin up and keep up the fight for whatever struggle one deals with. RIP Duke! You were a Real Champ!!!” ~Tom Slack.

Michael Deluca aka Duke De Luca photoAlso ABC 7 Los Angeles reports that: Port Hueneme police say former bodyguard Michael Deluca claimed he had a gun before officers fatally shot him during a confrontation last week.

“Lets see what You Got”. from Duke De Luca on Vimeo.

I can add that on September 9, 2013 I contacted the Media Relations Officer of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office asking why he was shot and this is the response I received:

Hi Esteban,
Thanks for your email.  The Sheriff’s Office did not handle any part of the investigation.  Our Crime Lab Scientists are working on the evidence related to this case, which is protocol for law enforcement agencies throughout the County for this type of investigation.
 
Let me know if you have any other questions.
 
Thank you.
~Don Aguilar

Leaves behind his sons Michael and Vinny DeLuca.

“Mornin, All, I wake up with a clear head, and am back on my own path… If I had any advice to give, I would say, ALways be your own person… When true love bites you on the ass, or a good fulfilling line of work…you will know it… Life is nothing but moments… Live yours the way you want to, and must do as an individual. Back to the books for me, and looking at a bright future, what is, and what shall never be is my Motto, just do what You want to do… Life is short… One day your 21, before you know it, your 50! …LIVE with no regrets.. But then again…have too few to mention….” ~DUKE

Michael Deluca aka Duke De Luca pictureI can not believe it that the police will kill this man who was no danger to them or anyone. I worked with Michael Deluca 3 years ago when him and Patrice Ryan covered Shine On 2 Hollywood at Celebrity Center in Hollywood, CA. He enjoyed covering events and editing his footage. My prayers and condolences to his family especially his sons. Michael Deluca Sr. aka Duke De Luca Rest In Peace and GOD will protect you always.

Even on my LinkedIn on May 2013 he wrote a recommendation stating: Dear Esteban,
I’ve written this recommendation of your work to share with other LinkedIn users.
Details of the Recommendation: “A Guy To know….. The Job and creative he creates shows….Nicely
~DUKE”
Service Category: Business Consultant
Year first hired: 2013 (hired more than once)
Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

Michael Deluca aka Duke De Luca bodyguard to Sly StalloneA Facebook fan page have been created title: What Really Happened To “The DUKE” at https://www.facebook.com/pages/What-Really-Happened-To-The-DUKE/1413397688876272

As the date of this article post, a Memorial Fund for Michael Deluca Sr. have been set up by Melissa Kantor asking people to help: Mike was tragically killed on Friday, September 6, 2013.  His sons need your help to aid in covering the costs of funeral arrangements and to gain information on the tragedy. All funds will go directly to his sons.  This goal is set small, but the needs are great.  Anything that you can contribute will be greatly appreciated! – To help go to http://www.youcaring.com/memorial-fundraiser/michael-deluca-memorial-fund/86644

Tom Slack with Michael DelucaAbout Mike De Luca: Mike “The Duke” De Luca was a Boxer, Director/Videographer/Editor/Actor.
Mike De Luca was born in 1959 with the name Michael Maloney. William Maloney was his step-father. Michael grew up in the Bronx, New York and relocated to Long Island when he was 11 years old. He briefly attended Eastern Kentucky University to pursue a future in Law Enforcement. Mike won the New York State Golden Gloves at Madison Square Garden in 1979 as a 19 year old, 197 lb. heavyweight. He fought, and knocked out Harry Keitt (“On The Ropes”) in 42 seconds of the first round. He went on to take a silver metal in The Empire State Games the following year. He could not fight for the gold because of a broken hand. Mike drove out to California in 1981. He eventually became a Pro Boxer (managed by actor, producer Tony Danza). This was the proper opportunity for Mike to obtain his real father’s surname, De Luca. Mike was a professional bodyguard from 1984-1989. He has studied American and Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu since the early ’90s. He is currently a studio Plasterer, and Laborer in Union Locals 755, and 724. Mike is the co-creator and co-owner of a newly patented product called “bikerstrapz”, which will soon take the world by storm. Their corporation Rockin’Couture has limitless expectations.

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Executive Editor In Chief, Director of Public/Media Relations & Community Affairs, Sales, Reporter, Webmaster & Graphic Designer Specialist. Esteban A. Escobar (born in El Salvador, Central America on September 6th and U.S. Naturalized on May 20, 2015) is a multi-award winning American journalist, reporter, editor, columnist, writer, producer, director, publicist, radio personality, entrepreneur, accounts receivable specialist, humanitarian and philanthropist. Steven Escobar started Diversity News Publications when he saw the word Diversity in an office and it’s meaning, he them decided to call his company Diversity News Publications and started branding the name Diversity News. Steven Escobar goal is to promote and raise awareness of Diversity and Inclusion. For those reasons Steven Escobar is known as the man from Diversity. Esteban is known as Steven Escobar. He is the CEO, President & Executive Editor-In-Chief of Diversity News Magazine, an online & special print consumer news magazine both are available worldwide and are viewed freely by millions of visitors each month. On 7-10-2015, Steven Escobar founded and is the CEO, President and Executive Producer of Diversity News Magazine Awards which launched on 11-5-2016 by sponsoring Diversity Pageants special awards. Also on 7-10-2015, Steven Escobar unveiled the launch of new media outlet named Miss Diversity News Beauty Pageants Magazine. On November 2013, Steven Escobar founded and is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Diversity Professional Business & Media Solutions Group, a company to help small businesses to be compliant with changes in technology and have a presence online. On July 2013 Steven Escobar founded and is the CEO of Diversity Recovery Systems, a professional consulting and account receivables third party company specializing in healthcare medical collections. Esteban “Steven” Escobar is also the executive producer and director of Diversity News TV, the host of Diversity News Radio, on Air with Steven Escobar, and the Founder, CEO and President of Diversity News Publications, a news/entertainment multimedia firm in Hollywood, CA. Steven Escobar owns E.E.Enterprises, an affiliate of The Diversity News Publications family of companies. Steven Escobar is a currently a contributor and writer for CNN.com. Esteban “Steven” Escobar is a former official contributor/writer for the Hollywood and Los Angeles County events examiner for Examiner.com and contributor for Yahoo.com distributed via Yahoo Voices. Steven Escobar is currently the account executive and media liaison at World Wide Vital Marketing & Public Relations. Steven Escobar’s former professional affiliations and memberships include being a member and media partner of the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Los Angeles Inc., (Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association) GALECA with voting and membership rights on The Dorian Awards. Since 2011, Steven Escobar started been involved in the beauty pageant industry. On May 20, 2011 Steven Escobar was a judge for Ms. Exoti-Lady World Pageant 2011. In 2013, Steven Escobar became involved with Virgelia Productions producers of Miss Asia USA, Mrs Asia USA and Miss Teen Asia USA Beauty Pageants as their Public Relations representative. In 2014 Steven became involved with Virgelia Productions as consultant publicist for 3rd Annual Miss Latina Global, Miss Teen Latina Global and Mrs Latina Global Beauty Pageants. Also in 2015 Steven Escobar consulting services were retained by Virgelia Productions Inc., to help with online marketing and public relations with the 27th Annual Miss Asia USA, 11th Annual Mrs. Asia USA, Miss Teen Asia USA and 4th Annual Miss Latina Global, Mrs. Latina Global and Miss Teen Latina Global as well 1st Annual Miss Europe Global. Because of his goals and aspirations in the media publishing business, Steven Escobar has acquired skills in new media including marketing and public relations. Steven Escobar is no stranger to the entertainment industry. He has covered many prestigious events in Hollywood. Some of them are the 2009 Outstanding Emmy Awards Nominees, 2010 American Music Awards, 2011 American Music Awards, 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards Nominees Announcement, 43rd NAACP Image Awards, 44th NAACP Image Awards, 12th Annual Latin Grammys Nominees Announcement, 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards, the Hollywood Christmas Parade, the 2014 Golden Globe Awards, 2015 LA Times/Hoy Awards, 2016 NBC The Voice Season 11 finale, 2017 She Rocks Awards, 48th NAACP Image Awards Nominees’ Luncheon Kick-Off Celebration, 2017 Writers Guild Awards, 27th Annual Night of 100 Stars Academy Awards Viewing Gala, and many more. Steven Escobar also gives back to the community by helping charities. From 2003 to the present, he has been raising money and awareness for AIDS Walk LA benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles now known as AIDS Project Los Angeles Health through team Diversity News 3960. Also in 2011 Steven Escobar raised money for The Life Group LA. Steven Escobar has volunteered for Exotifit For Humanity now known as We Care for Humanity and The Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles Steering Committee. Steven was nominated for The Shorty Awards 2011 and the People’s Choice Fan Award 2012. In 2012 Steven Escobar received the Humanitarian Award at the 2012 International Noble Awards. Also on June 2, 2012 Steven Escobar Received the Community and Humanitarian Services Award at Kayamanan Bayan for all his contributions to the Filipino American community in Southern California. On 12-12-12 Steven Escobar received an award for the Most Fascinating Person of the Year. On August 4, 2013, Steven Escobar won the 2013 EOTM (Entrepreneurs On the Move) Award for Outstanding Internet Talk Show Diversity News Radio on Air with Steven Escobar. Yahoo.com named Steven Escobar one of the Hot 500 contributors during the month of March 2012. On March 1, 2014 Steven Escobar received the following awards from City of Beverly Hills Mayor John A. Mirisch: The Diversity Award Certificate of Recognition from the City of Beverly Hills Mayor and City Council, and the County of Los Angeles by the Board of Supervisors of the County of Los Angeles and City of Los Angeles Certificate of Recognition signed by the Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti for his participation and contributions to the Multicultural Motion Picture Association (MMPA). On 7-23-2014, Esteban Steven Escobar’s publication Diversity News Magazine by Steven Escobar was nominated for The 2014 LGBT Hero Awards as Online Magazine of the Year 2014. Also on November 22, 2014 Steven Escobar received a Certificate of Appreciation for his publication Diversity News Magazine from the City of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti for the contribution and help to the 26th Annual Miss Asia USA and Mrs. Asia USA Cultural Pageants held at Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center in Redondo Beach, CA. On January 20, 2015, Steven Escobar @DiversityNewsEE received a 2015 Nomination for Shorty Award in #category as Blogger even though he do not consider himself a blogger. On June 2015 Steven Escobar received Certificate of Appreciation to him and Diversity News Magazine as well Diversity News Publications for over a decade of contribution to Southern California especially the City of Los Angeles from Tom LaBonge, Councilmember, 4th District and Herb J. Wesson, Jr., President, L.A. City Council. On May 10, 2015, Steven Escobar received a trophy from Samira’s TV Show for Excellence in Journalism. On 6-4-2016, Steven Escobar was selected to be one of the distinguish and celebrity judges for Miss/Mrs Perfect Lady USA 2016. Steven Escobar founded on April 2016, via Diversity News Productions Diversity Pageants in response to the controversy of no Diversity and Inclusive included in many entertainment award shows, television roles, modeling, media, government roles, movies roles and music, etc. Steven Escobar is the founder, CEO, President & Executive Producer of Diversity Pageants at Diversity News Productions. On November 5, 2016, Steven Escobar from Diversity News Productions received a congratulations letter and Recognition Certificates from the City of West Hollywood Mayor Lauren Meister and Council! Also on November 5, 2016, he received a congratulations letter and Certificate of Recognition from Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian Representing the 46th California Assembly District. Steven Escobar has been in the USA since 1989. He study at Virgil Junior High School, Mary M. Bethune Junior High School and graduated from Ulysses S. Grant High School in 1994. Steven Escobar also attended Los Angeles City College and Los Angeles Trade Tech College to study journalism. Steven Escobar has 2 sisters and 2 half brothers and a mother. Steven Escobar currently resides in Los Angeles County in the city of Hollywood, CA. For more information visit http://www.stevenescobar.diversitynewspublications.com, http://www.imdb.me/officialestebanstevenescobar or http://www.stevenescobar.blogspot.com