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07/12/2008 5:51 PM ET
New York Yankees announce passing of former player, executive and broadcaster Bobby Murcer
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It is with deep sadness that the New York Yankees announce the passing of former player, executive and broadcaster Bobby Murcer due to complications from brain cancer. He passed away Saturday afternoon surrounded by family at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was 62 years old.

"Bobby Murcer was a born Yankee, a great guy, very well-liked and a true friend of mine," Yankees Chairperson George M. Steinbrenner said. "I extend my deepest sympathies to his wife Kay, their children and grandchildren. I will really miss the guy."

A family service will be held in the next several days in Oklahoma City. An additional celebration of his life will be held at a date to be determined. He is survived by his wife Kay, his children, Tori and Todd, and his grandchildren.

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