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Notre Dame sophomore dies Friday after battle with cancer

Sam Davis | Saturday, April 25, 2009

Kevin Healey, a sophomore at Notre Dame, died early Friday, April 24 at his home in Ohio after a two and a half year battle with cancer, according to information provided to The Observer by the Office of Student Affairs. He was 20 years old.

Healey, a sophomore and resident of Sorin Hall, was the son of Tom (Class of 1981) and Ann Healey.

According to a Letter to the Editor published in Friday’s edition of The Observer, Healey was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a malignant form of bone cancer, in 2006 as a high school senior, according to the letter writers. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Healey attended St. Ignatius High School before coming to Notre Dame.

Funeral arrangements are pending. See Monday’s edition of The Observer for more information.