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Hokie Gajan, a hard-nosed, Louisiana-bred running back who later became a cherished New Orleans Saints radio announcer, died Monday night, WWL radio announced. He was 56.

Gajan was diagnosed last fall with a rare form of cancer called liposarcoma that forced him to step back from his familiar place in the Superdome broadcast booth.



While Gajan battled the disease, fans and friends rallied around him. Hundreds turned out two weeks ago for a fundraiser, although Gajan was in the hospital and unable to attend.

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Per WWL. You will be missed, heart goes out to your loved ones

WWL - AM870 | FM105.3 | News | Talk | Sports - Remembering Hokie Gajan

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Old 04-12-2016, 01:07 AM   #2
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This has been one messed up weekend for us Saints fans
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Man. I didn't get the indication that he was that bad off when we found out a few months back. Never expected him to be gone so soon. Will pray for the family of another fallen Saint.
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One of my favorite players of all time.
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Of course we didnt know how far along he was.
He was too tough to tell us. One of the toughest Saints
ever.

Rest in God's Peace, Hokie.

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One of the greats. You will be missed, Hokie.

RIP.


Frick Cancer.
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Terrible. Just terrible.

RIP Hokie. Should have some great conversations with Buddy D.
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My late Dad (he was from Gladewater, Texas) use to say that Hokie made watching, listening to the Saints bearable...

Sad thing is that he was only 56 years old...

Hokie was an absolute treasure and Saints games will never be the same without him...

Mom was just saying "they always pass in threes" and I tried to avoid the thread re: Hokie going to ICU...

Damn, this has been a bad week for us...

May God comfort his family...

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