Former St Louis Cardinals Chris Duncan Has Died, Team Announces Friday

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.

Tragically Hip Singer Diagnosed With Terminal Brain Cancer

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

REPORT: Valerie Harper NOT IN COMA

*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.”

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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: Caitlyn Jenner Put On A Dress, That’s Not Courage

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.

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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

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One Year Later: Valerie Harper Still Alive AND CANCER FREE?

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..

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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

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Valerie Harper My New Hero

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..

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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.

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Harper was on “Today” … discussing her brain cancer prognosis and the prospect that she may only have 3 months to live.

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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