ST. LOUIS, MO. (THECOUNT) — Former Cardinals player Chris Duncan has died, the team announced Friday. He was 38.
The announcement came during Fox Sports Midwest broadcast of the Cardinals-Pirates game in Pittsburgh.
Duncan, son of Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan, played with the Redbirds from 2005 to 2009. After retiring in 2010, he joined WXOS in October 2011. One year later, Duncan was diagnosed with a brain tumor and took time off to treat the disease.
In January 2019, the cancer returned and Duncan went on permanent leave from his radio gig at 101.1 ESPN to continue his fight, according to FOX8.
In parts of five seasons with the Cardinals, 2006 was Duncan’s best with the club. He hit 22 homers and Cardinals went on to win the World Series.
Gord Downie of rock band The Tragically Hip, has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, the band announced on Facebook Tuesday.
The band announced their plan to perform a series of concerts they are calling the “final tour.” Downie is slated to sing.
“[H]e’s endured a lot of difficult times, and he has been fighting hard. In privacy along with his family, and through all of this, we’ve been standing by him,” the band wrote. “This feels like the right thing to do now, for Gord, and for all of us,” they wrote. Continue reading
Mob Wives star “Big Ang” has died. She was 55.
Ang, whose full name was Angela Raiola, passed away on Thursday after a hard fought battle with throat, lung and brain cancer.
“It is with sad regret that we inform you that at 3:01 a.m. Angela Raiola peacefully ended her battle with cancer, and was called home Continue reading
*UPDATE: Valerie Harper, HERSELF, denies reports that she’s in a coma after it was widely reported .
“My dear friends and fans!” Harper, 75, began in a Facebook post on Friday evening. “As always, thank you for your amazing support. I am happy to report I am not, nor have I been, in a coma.”
According to a report, Harper had collapsed backstage after performing Nice Work If You Can Get It in Ogunquit, Maine. The Ogunquit Playhouse’s artistic director Branford T. Kenney confirmed that she had been taken to a local hospital “as a precaution”. h/t people
Valerie Harper fell ill on-set and was rushed to the hospital Wednesday night, now reports say, she has fallen into coma.
Harper, 75, was found unconscious in a backstage area of the Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine, where she was performing in a play, “Nice Work If You Can Get It.”
The source also says that despite reports saying Harper was discharged from the hospital on Thursday, she was actually taken via med-vac to a larger hospital for further treatment. Continue reading
D.L. Hughley is slamming Caitlyn Jenner over being awarded the ESPN Arthur Ashe Courage Award saying he thinks others were more deserving.
Hughley addressed the issue, which has sparked a worldwide discussion saying that Jenner didn’t deserve the award for courage because what he is going through is nothing compared to the trials and tribulations of tennis legend Arthur Ashe.
Caitlyn Jenner put on a dress. It’s not the same thing. I don’t think it’s the same. That girl Lauren Hill was courage in the name of sports.” h/t thedishh
Lauren Hill, the 19-year-old freshman basketball player at Mount St. Joseph University, who inspired millions to live fully, died at a hospital Friday morning.
Hill was fighting an inoperable brain tumor.
The co-founder of Hill’s nonprofit foundation confirmed the sad news to reporters: Continue reading
Valerie Harper has revealed she is “absolutely cancer-free,” which is weird considering she announced that she only had three months to live, that was over a year and 20 acting gigs ago..
Harper, best known for playing Rhoda Morgenstern on the ’70s TV classic The Mary Tyler Moore Show, shared the good news with Closer Weekly, but conspiracy types on social media are doubting the actress was ever sick in the first place.
“My last scans have been positive, and my doctors are very happy,” the 74-year-old star told the magazine. “[The oncologist] looked at the scans and said, ‘Oh my god, Valerie, this is very encouraging!'” source
Um so isn’t Valerie Harper terminally ill and supposed to be in bed? Not a chance! The Rhoda actress is alive and well and filming a TV movie in Canada! Continue reading
Rona Newton-John dies. Pink lady, Olivia Newton-John’s beautiful sister, Rona Newton-John, has died, only one month after being diagnosed with a brain tumor.
The “Grease” actress shared the news of her sister’s passing via Facebook. Continue reading
How amazing is Valerie Harper? Doctors tell her what you would expect to normally be devastating news and in-turn, she appears in front of cameras smiling and laughing. A gesture like this sends such a wonderfully powerful message to everyone facing adversity in their lives..
Valerie Harper was in a great mood over the weekend, looking great and laughing it up as she talked to Savannah Guthrie about her terminal illness.
Harper was on “Today” … discussing her brain cancer prognosis and the prospect that she may only have 3 months to live.
A very wise Harper said, “If you die, you’re not a failure. You’re just somebody who had cancer, and that’s the outcome.” Harper also said she keeps her mind open to miracles. tmz