Leroy Sievers died Friday of the cancer about which he’s blogged for the last few years.
He made several appearance on MPR’s Midmorning. This one in 2006, this one last November, and this one just last month, when he acknowledged his disease was gaining on him.
The last post on his blog came from his wife, Laurie Singer, last Thursday:
On any normal day, this would just be a really bad thunderstorm rumbling its way across the summer sky.
But it’s not a normal day and the rumbling is more like the growl of a predator stalking its prey.
Leroy’s cancer is making its move.
I guess we all knew this day would come. The day when his doctor would say the medicine needs to be stronger.
The day when I would need to be stronger still.
The thunderstorm has passed, but I can still hear the growl.
Have you ever seen 954 (at last count) comments to a blog post before? Me neither.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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