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Retired Merc columnist Leigh Weimers dies


The Mercury News is reporting on its website that Leigh Weimers, a columnist who had been at that newspaper for 47 years, died this morning at age 76.
On an Aug. 28 entry on his blog, Weimers said he was going to have surgery Wednesday to repair or replace a valve in his heart.
Funeral arrangements are pending.
Weimers retired on his 70th birthday, Nov. 11, 2005.
From the obit the Merc posted today:

UPDATE, FRIDAY (8/31) 11 A.M.: Here’s the obit Sal Pizarro of the Merc posted:

And here’s a link to Leigh’s final column on Nov. 13, 2005. He ended the column by talking about what he planned to do next:

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