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Bob Tur

Famed Chopper Pilot

To Become a Woman

6/12/2013 4:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Bob Tur
-- a legendary news helicopter pilot who captured the Reginald Denny beating that triggered the L.A. Riots, the O.J. Simpson slow-speed chase and countless of other seminal news events -- is in the midst of a transgender procedure that will make him a woman.

Tur was on TMZ Live Wednesday ... and explained he always felt he was a woman trapped in a man's body.  He's currently in the early stages of the procedure, has been receiving hormone injections and says he's already "thinking like a woman."  When the procedure is done, he says Bob Tur will be "dead" and he will become Zoe.

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Tur -- whose daughter Katy is a star reporter on "NBC Nightly News" -- did say something troubling.  He says he doesn't believe women can make the same quick, decisive decisions like men when piloting an aircraft. 

Now that's a scary proposition.

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ABB    

Come on man! It's a very very late April fool's joke right? Maybe a very, very early one!

465 days ago
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Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

WTF?

465 days ago
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wow    

i support him in every way he is super great person i remember him on tv and so he needs to be true to himself.. u do wounder is he/she going to date men or women now after this.. i have to ask everyone is thinking it.. as long as she is happy it doesn't matter i know.. by the way Harvey looked hot in the 90's i remember..

465 days ago
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wow    

i support him in every way he is super great person i remember him on tv and so he needs to be true to himself.. u do wounder is he/she going to date men or women now after this.. i have to ask everyone is thinking it.. as long as she is happy it doesn't matter i know.. by the way Harvey looked hot in the 90's i remember..

465 days ago
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dummy    

Love him! I hope he breezes through the process.

465 days ago
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tantricjustice    

Good for him! It must be terrible to live an unauthentic life like that. Could not imagine the feeling of being in the wrong body.

465 days ago
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Zombie Whitney Houston    

So he's insane then? Anybody that thinks they have another sex trapped inside their body and the only way to feel normal is to surgically alter their gender is nuts. Period. Somebody should be getting him extensive mental help.. no lopping off his genitals and turning him into a "woman."
It's not a gay or lesbian issue. It's a mental health issue. If I were gay or lesbian I'd be pissed and insulted that groups are trying to lump these crazy people in with them.

465 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

Good for him. He's probably lived an incredibly conflicted life, hopefully he will find the real Bob Tur.

465 days ago
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justme111    

No. and stop with the lame ass "As long as their happy it doesn't matter" dumb ****.

465 days ago
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Stiletto    

This world just cannot become any more disgusting than this.

465 days ago
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Plastic_Police    

Well, to each their own, but that is gonna make one FUG chick!

465 days ago
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Nobrows    

Harvey, you are old enough to know that Reginald Denny was almost beaten to death during the riots. The Rodney King verdict were the cause of the riots. For once, try to get your facts straight.

465 days ago
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YouDontSay    

Whatever

465 days ago
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Gretel    

The Reginald Denny beating triggered the LA riots? Gee, I didn't realize all the white people were rioting that day. ARE YOU FVCKING SERIOUS????

465 days ago
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Detective. LaToya    

White people!

465 days ago
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