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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:36 AM
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Freddie Fender has incurable cancer
I love this singer. This is so sad, but I'm happy to see he's at peace with it.

http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/Music/08/03/people.fend...

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) -- Musician Freddy Fender has incurable cancer, discovered after tumors were found on his lungs, and his wife said they are "hoping for a miracle."

"I feel very comfortable in my life," Fender told the Corpus Christi Caller-Times for a story published Wednesday. "I'm one year away from 70 and I've had a good run. I really believe I'm OK. In my mind and in my heart, I feel OK. I cannot complain that I haven't lived long enough, but I'd like to live longer."

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He was to have surgery in early January to remove the upper left lobe of his lung because of a fungal infection, but surgeons found two large tumors and left the lobe intact.

Fender underwent chemotherapy in late January but stopped because of its side effects. A scan later found nine more tumors.

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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:41 AM
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1. I'd say he has about 2 weeks to 2 months.
My mother had incurable lung cancer and she lived 2 months after her diagnosis. My sister had inoperable cancer and she only lived about 6 weeks. And a friend of mine died recently of inoperable cancer 3 weeks after she was diagnosed.
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bmbmd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:43 AM
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2. He'll be dead
before the next teardrop falls.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:49 AM
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3. Look, some of us are seriously mourning this news
So stop making me laugh when I'm trying to feel sad!


:spank:
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judaspriestess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 12:29 PM
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6. Freddie, God Bless
Sounds to me like he is calling for a celebration of his life. He is happy with his life and that is the way it should be.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:49 AM
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4. Kick--surely someone else cares.
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Tikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:27 AM
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5. Freddy is a grand musician, a true groundbreaker, and any friend of the
late Doug Sahm is a friend of mine. I hope that his time left here is full of
love and peace and he passes softly.


Tikki

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zonkers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 12:38 PM
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9. Caught an old Austin City LImits w/Dougie on PBS not too long ago.Great.
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 12:34 PM
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7. Awww...he's been plagued by health problems the past few years
That guy has had a great career. Texas Tornados are on my weekly "must hear" list. I have a Tex-Mex mix on my ipod with Freddy, Little Joe and others.
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zonkers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 12:35 PM
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8. Bless him. Glad I got to see the Tornadoes a few times.
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 12:45 PM
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10. until the last teardrop falls
Freddie's great

Texas Tornados are great
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