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August 17, 2008

Leroy Sievers, NPR Blogger & Commentator, passes away at 53 from cancer

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NPR’s Leroy Sievers, who has written NPR’s My Cancer blog for well over two years, died earlier today at the age of 53.

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune covered his passing:

“For the past two years, Leroy shared his life with cancer on the air and online with passion, wit and a kind, brutal honesty that created a safe space for an open and candid dialogue about the disease,” NPR Vice President for News Ellen Weiss said in a statement.

A note on his blog about his passing has garnered more than 790 comments as of this writing.

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