only days after announcing that he is giving up his fight with cancer, that word comes down that TWIN’S legend HARMON KILLEBREW has died at the age of 74….here’s the story from ESPN….
Minnesota Twins great Harmon Killebrew died Tuesday at his Scottsdale, Ariz., home, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and the team jointly announced. Killebrew, who had esophageal cancer, was 74.
Killebrew announced recently that the cancer had been deemed incurable by his doctors and he was entering hospice care.
“With the continued love and support of my wife, Nita, I have exhausted all options,” Killebrew said in a statement last week. He added: “I have spent the past decade of my life promoting hospice care and educating people on its benefits. I am very comfortable taking this next step and experiencing the compassionate care that hospice provides.”
Killebrew is 11th on baseball’s all-time home run list with 573.