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Baseball great dies

Baseball great dies

by Carolyn Holly

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Posted on May 17, 2011 at 12:31 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 2 at 10:12 AM

Alot of you will be sad to learn that former Minnesota Twin and Payette native Harmon Killebrew has died. He passed away this morning at his home in Arizona.

Last Friday he made it clear in a statement to the media that his death would be near.

Harmon Killebrew: "I am comforted by the fact that I am surrounded by my family and friends. I thank you for the outpouring of concern, prayers and encouragement that you have shown me. I look forward to spending my final days in comfort and peace with Nita by my side."

The 74-year-old announced his esophageal cancer diagnosis in December of 2009.
 

Harmon "Killer" Killebrew is one of the best athletes to come out of the state of Idaho.

He hit 573 home runs in 22 years, and was inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in 1984.

There is so much more to be read and said about this marvelous baseball player and man.

Starting on our News at Five, Mark Johnson has the honor of taking a look at Killebrews contributions and impact on his hometown of Payette and the state of Idaho.
 

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