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S.I. Man Killed Trying to Break Up Late-Night Bar Fight

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A man was killed this weekend while trying to break up a fight outside a bar on Staten Island.

Police say 46-year-old Abdou Salam Cisse, 46, of Richmond Terrace was hit as he tried to stop a fight that started inside the Drunken Monkey on Forest Avenue and spilled out onto the sidewalk early Sunday morning.

He fell and hit his head on the pavement, causing severe trauma.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Cisse's family and friends visited the spot later in the day and were upset the bar was already open for business.

They say they don't understand how this could happen.

"Abdul is the sweetest gentleman I have ever known. Everybody here could tell you that. Abdul cannot kill a fly. No way. Abdul is the sweetest gentleman," said the victim's friend, Mohamed Ba.

The local hotspot frequently appears on the VH1 reality television show "Mob Wives" because of castmember Angela "Big Ang" Raiola.

Her first cousin and bar owner SallyAnn Lombari tells NY1 she is "sick to her stomach" about the incident.

The reality star took to Twitter to express her condolences saying, "He was not just a customer, but a gentle giant that I loved."

No arrests have been made, but police say they're looking for two men in their 20s who fled the scene in an unknown vehicle.

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