LEROY SIEVERS, 53
Leroy Sievers, a National Public Radio commentator who turned his battle with cancer into a popular and touching radio and online series, died of the disease Friday at his Maryland home, NPR announced Saturday.
He received a diagnosis of colon cancer in 2001. In 2005, cancer was found in his brain and lungs.
A report on his chemotherapy treatments in February 2006 was broadcast on Morning Edition and met with an enthusiastic response from listeners. It eventually became a regular series and feature on the network's Web site.
"For the past two years, Leroy shared his life with cancer on the air and online with passion,...