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R.I.P. Jimmy

05/07/2012 12:49 PM - Mike Peck
We lost an inspirational member of the organization on Sunday when Jimmy Newcomer succumbed to a rare form of cancer of the bile ducts. 

Diagnosed in December, Jimmy was given just a week to live in mid-January, but battled until May 6! Jimmy provided inspiration for several members of the IceHogs team and front office over the past five months.

I’m not going to claim to know Jimmy personally, but I can tell you that he made an impact on everyone here that he came in contact with.  And in the community. Back in February, Texas Roadhouse held a benefit for him and that place was packed from about 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Hopefully the IceHogs were a good escape for him during his fight and it was a pleasure getting the opportunity to see how someone like Jimmy impacted so many.

You will be missed Jimmy.