TYLER, TX (KLTV) -
Country Music Hall of Fame member and country music legend Ray Price, 87, plans to leave East Texas Medical Center in Tyler on Thursday to go to his home in Mount Pleasant where he will be provided with hospice care.
Price, who is best known for his country classics, including Release Me, Crazy Arms and For the Good Times, has been battling pancreatic cancer since 2011. Since then, the disease has spread to his liver, intestines and lungs, even with aggressive treatment. Price and his wife, Janie, who have been married for 45 years, made the decision not to pursue further aggressive treatment for the cancer.
"Ray is alert and aware of his surroundings and making decisions," said Janie. "With God's blessing he has not had extreme pain. But it's with great sadness that I announce to you today that my beloved husband has entered the final stages of his cancer that he has battled for 25 months. Anyone who knows Ray is aware that he has strong convictions and great faith in God. It's his decision to leave the hospital and return home to spend his final days on his beloved ranch surrounded by the comfort of his home, family and friends."
In a final message to his fans, Price said, "I love my fans and have devoted my life to reaching out to them. I appreciate their support all these years and I hope I haven't let them down. I am at peace. I love Jesus. I'm going to be just fine. Don't worry about me. I'll see you again one day."
Janie thanked Price's fans and said that fans may leave them a note on their Facebook page or by sending a card to:
Ray Price, P.O. Box 1986, Mt. Pleasant, TX 75456.
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Facebook has just put out its Year in Review, documenting the most-discussed topics of 2013 – and number-one is probably going to surprise you.
The worldwide Top 10 includes lots of stuff you might expect, such as Nelson Mandela and the royal baby. But topping the list is Pope Francis, who became Pope in March. Here's the full Top 10.
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