[ESPN] Lamar Hunt was fighting for his life in a Dallas hospital Tuesday, and friends and family of the 74-year-old pioneer of the modern NFL were hoping for “miracles.”
Hunt has battled cancer for several years and was hospitalized the day before Thanksgiving with a partially collapsed lung. Doctors discovered that the cancer has since spread, and Hunt has been under heavy sedation since last week.
“They’re trying to make him as comfortable as possible,” said Carl Peterson, president and general manager of Hunt’s Kansas City Chiefs. “He’s battling a very courageous fight. We’ll continue to hope that miracles will happen.”