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Kaye Cowher dies of Skin Cancer at 54

Posted Jul 24 2010 12:00pm

Kaye Cowher, the wife of former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher, died Friday after battling skin cancer, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. She was 54.

Born Kaye Young in Bunn, N.C., she met Bill Cowher at N.C. State in 1976, where he was a football player and she and her twin sister Faye played women’s basketball. The couple married in 1981.

Kaye Cowher played a key role in her husband’s decision to retire from coaching in 2007 and move full-time to Raleigh, so the family could be together as their daughters completed their high school and college basketball careers.

Skin cancer death are almost always due to melanoma. The family has not released any information, but this is the most likely cause. Wear your sunscreen….

Best Regards,

John Di Saia MD

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