Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center

OTHER NOTABLE DEATHS

LEROY SIEVERS, 53

NPR commentator

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,...

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