ESPN's Chris Mortensen dead at 72

 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 3:10 pm    Post subject: ESPN's Chris Mortensen dead at 72

http://my.xfinity.com/articles/sports-general/20160115/Chris.Mortensen-Cancer/


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ESPN's Chris Mortensen taking break to treat throat cancer



BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — ESPN's Chris Mortensen has throat cancer and will be off the air for treatment.

The senior NFL analyst said in a statement Friday that was he diagnosed with advanced throat cancer last week. He said more tests were planned to determine a treatment plan, which would begin in ''the very immediate future.''

The 64-year-old Mortensen said he was temporarily stepping away from his NFL coverage duties ''to fight the good fight that is projected to affect almost 1 .7 million Americans with new cases in 2016.''

Mortensen has been with ESPN since 1991.

ESPN President John Skipper said in a statement that Mortensen has ''the complete support of his entire ESPN family'' and that the network looks ''forward to his return whenever he chooses.''


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 1:31 am    Post subject:

2016, the year of famous people getting cancer.
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Look, I hope this doesn't rub people the wrong way. With all the things that can kill any one of us at any time, cancer is the one thing that puts it all in perspective for me. It's a horrible thing that we need to get rid of. But it also helps me love and savor the time with my girls and everything I have in this life as much as humanly possible. Because it can all go away in a flash. Still, I would rather live my life without the fear of losing it all due to this horrific disease.

We need to (bleep) this thing up.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2024 3:11 pm    Post subject:

He's passed away

https://twitter.com/ESPNPR/status/1764401633520484766
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2024 6:44 pm    Post subject:

Question off the top of my head. Is there any other disease that can attack any part of the body?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2024 9:04 am    Post subject:

Cancer sucks.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2024 7:14 am    Post subject:

RIP. i grew up with Chris Berman/Tom Jackson's NFL prime time, and Mort's analysis. back then there was no social media to follow, so i'd be glue to TV at 4pm each sunday to watch these guys.
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