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Trouble in threes

After dad's death, angler Kevin Langill relieved to return home

Updated: March 13, 2009, 10:26 PM ET
By Rob Russow | ESPNOutdoors.com

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DEL RIO, Texas — They say bad things come in threes. For Kevin Langill, every bit of the week leading up to Friday the 13th has lived up to that adage.

On Wednesday afternoon, his stepfather, Jerry Grindstaff, passed away while Langill was 22 hours away in the middle of his final day of practice for the 2009 Bassmaster Elite Series opener on Lake Amistad.

He died from complications from cancer. Doctors gave him five to six months to ...

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