Retired 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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