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Ex-Mercury News columnist Leigh Weimers dies at 76

Friday, August 31, 2012

Former Mercury News columnist Leigh Weimers dies at 76Retired Mercury News columnist Leigh Weimers posted to his blog Wednesday: “I’m having surgery tomorrow to repair or replace a valve in my heart. It may leave me slightly out of touch for a while. I’ll write about it—briefly—when I’m back.” Weimers died Thursday morning in hospital. The prolific columnist, a voice at the Merc for four decades, was 76. It has an obit, a Sal Pizarro remembrance and other links related to his death.

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