Boxing Legend Joe Frazier has died of Liver Cancer (UPDATE 11/7/11)

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Rex, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

    25,887
    5,306
    113
    Sources in Philly say that it is terminal...

    He may have lacked Ali's charisma and good looks, but he will always be known as one of the boxers who beat him...I know that he's had financial troubles recently too....some of his business ventures went belly-up. So sad.
    Very few people survive cancer of the liver :fragile:.
     
  2. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

    3,958
    548
    113
    This is beyond sad. :eek: :(
     
  3. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

    25,887
    5,306
    113
    I know...I still can't believe it. And he is a very nice person, always friendly to fans, and has always appreciated being remembered.
     
  4. Satellitegirl

    Satellitegirl New Member

    8,070
    742
    0
    Yeah, very sad. Hope the rest of his time is restful and peaceful.
     
  5. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Julia, Elena, Anna, Liza, and Vera

    26,863
    4,042
    113
    One can't escape suffering in life. It's just different for each person....... Sad for him....it must always be tough to deal with it when it happens.
     
  6. skatemommy

    skatemommy Well-Known Member

    3,226
    187
    63
    Too bad this wasn't discovered earlier. Liver cancer is very hard to detect. There are some experimental therapies that are working. God bless hospice care workers and Joe.
     
  7. Anita18

    Anita18 Well-Known Member

    11,214
    1,039
    113
  8. myhoneyhoney

    myhoneyhoney Well-Known Member

    1,956
    218
    63
    just read it on USA Today. R.I.P Mr. Frazier
     
  9. topaz

    topaz Well-Known Member

    9,135
    1,113
    113
    An iconic figure in sports. Ali treated Frazier so badly for a while. Many don't know after Ali was stripped of his license to box, Frazier helped Ali out financially.
     
  10. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Julia, Elena, Anna, Liza, and Vera

    26,863
    4,042
    113
    This morning I read the news on this board, and tonight I watched the news on espn. That was very fast. Probably it was not detected early, or may be this is one of those cancers that are hard to detect.

    R.I.P. Joe Frazier.
     
  11. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

    17,272
    1,639
    113
    Gone too soon. Rest in peace.
     
  12. soxxy

    soxxy Guest

    RIP Joe Frazier.
     
  13. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

    25,887
    5,306
    113
    Wow, topaz, I didn't know that. That wasn't even in the movie bio of him.
     
  14. Kasey

    Kasey Loving on babies!

    12,300
    5,521
    113
    Poor guy :( Rough life, rough death. I hope that whatever is on the next plane for him is something his class and integrity deserves. RIP Mr. Frazier.
     
  15. NeilJLeonard

    NeilJLeonard Well-Known Member

    3,980
    1,024
    113
    RIP "Smokin' Joe". Too bad you could never make big-mouth shut up....;)

    NJL
     
  16. AragornElessar

    AragornElessar Well-Known Member

    5,302
    392
    83
    Just learned about this on the 6pm News. Very fast, but Liver Cancer is one of the hardest to diagnoise and also one of fastest kinds as well. :(

    May he rest in peace. :(