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Harmon Killebrew enters hospice

Postby Ursa » Fri May 13, 2011 4:30 pm

Only a few days left for Harmon Killebrew but what courage, yet again showing what a great guy he is.

http://www.startribune.com/local/121781839.html

In a statement sent through the Minnesota Twins, the 74-year-old Hall of Famer said, "It is with profound sadness that I share with you that my continued battle with esophageal cancer is coming to an end. ... I look forward to spending my final days in comfort and peace with [wife] Nita by my side."
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"I have exhausted all options with respect to controlling this awful disease," Friday's statement said. "My illness has progressed beyond my doctors' expectation of cure." He added that he has 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."
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Re: Harmon Killebrew enters hospice

Postby thedude » Fri May 13, 2011 5:41 pm

Great player, great person. He will be missed.
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Re: Harmon Killebrew enters hospice

Postby CharlatanSin » Fri May 13, 2011 6:56 pm

What horrible news.
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Re: Harmon Killebrew enters hospice

Postby chargerss24 » Fri May 13, 2011 8:03 pm

One would be hard pressed to find a classier guy than Harmon. I got the pleasure of meeting him a few years ago in Iowa. A great ball player and an even greater person. You will be missed greatly Harmon.
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Re: Harmon Killebrew enters hospice

Postby Ursa » Tue May 17, 2011 12:39 pm

It's over. Killebrew passed away this morning.

RIP Harmon, you were a great player and great man.
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Re: Harmon Killebrew enters hospice

Postby CharlatanSin » Tue May 17, 2011 2:38 pm

RIP. A true legend that I'm sad I never got to watch. I'm not the sort of person who says that people "play the game the right way," but when people claim (I believe falsely, right?) that the MLB logo was modeled after you, you know you're doing something right.
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Re: Harmon Killebrew enters hospice

Postby Lofunzo » Tue May 17, 2011 3:21 pm

RIP. :,-(
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Re: Harmon Killebrew enters hospice

Postby j24jags » Tue May 17, 2011 3:47 pm

RIP :,-(

He goes down as a legend though
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