By Jake Donovan - Live fast, die young and have a good looking corpse. The phrase was originally coined by novelist Willard Motley, though often attributed to actor James Dean – who fittingly (though tragically) lived fast and died young.
So too, did Omar Henry, an unbeaten prospect who succumbed to a sudden battle with gall bladder cancer. The Puerto Rican talent was just one week shy of his 26th birthday when he was pronounced dead on Friday, February 1.
His last days as a prizefighter were spent in hospital beds – initially under care at Broward Health Medical Center in South Florida in mid-November before being admitted to University of Chicago Hospital in December. The latter location allowed him to be surrounded by loved ones in his birth city, having also called Houston home as well as significant time spent in Oakland.
His last days actually preparing for a prize fight were what lead to the discovery of cancer. [Click Here To Read More