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May 13, 2011

Sad news for Twins great Harmon Killebrew

I remember standing in line to get an autograph from him as a kid. I still have it too on display in my son's room. Killebrew has been fighting cancer. According to this release from the Baseball Hall of Fame, the fight is coming to an end.

Here's a quote from the Hall of Fame slugger.

“It is with profound sadness that I share with you that my continued battle with esophageal cancer is coming to an end.  With the continued love and support of my wife, Nita, I have exhausted all options with respect to controlling this awful disease. My illness has progressed beyond my doctors’ expectation of cure.

I have spent the past decade of my life promoting hospice care and educating people on its benefits. I am very comfortable taking this next step and experiencing the compassionate care that hospice provides.

I am comforted by the fact that I am surrounded by my family and friends. I thank you for the outpouring of concern, prayers and encouragement that you have shown me. I look forward to spending my final days in comfort and peace with Nita by my side.”

 - Anthony Andro


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