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Sunday, December 2, 2012
Warts and all, Rick Majerus was a treasure

By ESPN.com staff

Where to begin.

I've known that Rick Majerus was very ill since the summer. I knew that his heart was failing and that he was in a tough fight to get his body well enough to deal with the heart issue. I knew it was a reach.

I wanted to talk to him. I left messages. I tried to get in touch with him through friends. And then I heard that few, if any, friends had seen or talked to him since he was admitted to a California hospital.

I just wanted him to know how much he meant to me. I just wanted to talk to him at least one more time.

To read Andy Katz's full story, click here.