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Ralph Jon Fritz, the former sports personality at WCCO, the Minneapolis-St. Paul CBS O&O, has revealed that he has terminal stomach cancer.
In a mass email sent to his friends and colleagues, Fritz revealed his diagnosis:
This is, without a doubt, the most difficult E-Mail I have ever sent. Within the past week, I have been diagnosed with Stomach Cancer that is inoperable. It is TREATABLE but terminal.
I want to be as up front as possible so people don’t hear things 2nd hand or through the Rumor Mill. Please know that I am so thankful to have had you in my life. I have had the absolute best friends a man could ever want. You guys are the greatest. Thank you all so much.
Fritz spent the better part of four decades at WCCO, before retiring in 2005.