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Leah Siegel, ESPN Producer, Dies of Cancer at Age 43

ESPN marked the death of producer Leah Siegel on July 26, 2010. ESPN

NEW YORK (CBS) Dallas-based ESPN producer Leah Siegel lost her battle with breast cancer on Monday, her family said. She was 43.

Her husband, Eric Loehr, wrote on her blog that she passed away at about 4:30 a.m.

"Thank you to everyone," he wrote Monday. "The support over the last couple of years has been amazing. As Leah has enriched many people's lives, I believe that her life was equally enriched."

According to the Dallas Morning News, Siegel, a mother of three, was one of the first women to become a full-time producer for ESPN. Her work earned her three Emmy awards.

She was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer in August 2008, shortly after the birth of her third child, Oliver.

Two services are being planned by her family, according to the blog - a traditional service on Friday, and a more light-hearted celebration of her memory in September.

ESPN dedicated Monday's Sportscenter broadcast to her. Watch the video:

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