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Former Denver sports player Les Shapiro has passed away

DENVER (KDVR) – Les Shapiro, a famous sports athlete, has passed away after a battle with lung cancer. He is 65 years old.

Shapiro has been a fixture in Colorado sports broadcasts for decades on radio and television, including FOX31 Sports.

He died Saturday at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz., after a five-year battle with lung cancer. He has never smoked in his life.

Shapiro is known for his vast knowledge of sports and strong on-screen views. Off-screen, he enjoys working and building relationships in the sports, journalism, and Colorado communities.

“We can’t imagine someone feeling more loved at the end of life than Les,” his family posted on Shapiro’s Facebook profile.

The Shapiro family will likely celebrate Shiva in Arizona this week and gatherings in Denver and Chicago in the coming months.

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Tom Vazquez

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