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Omar Henry, 25, Passes Away After Battle With Cancer

By Jake Donovan

Omar Henry's wish of living long enough to see his 26th birthday sadly goes unfulfilled. The unbeaten prospect was pronounced dead Friday morning, succumbing to a battle with gall bladder cancer.

Henry (12-0-1, 9KO) was 25 years old at the time of his passing - just one week shy of his birthday. He passed on while under care in a hospice, to where he was transferred following his time spent at University of Chicago hospital since December.

A career filled with promise, Henry was set for a breakout opportunity last November on Showtime's Shobox series. He was forced to withdraw after gall stones were discovered, at which point he was sent to Broward Health Medical Center for emergency care. Less than a month later, he was admitted to University of Chicago hospital, surrounded by family in his birth city. 

A full obituary/remembrance piece will run Saturday morning on Boxingscene.com. 

Jake Donovan is the Boxingscene.com Managing Editor, Records Keeper for Transnational Boxing Ratings Board and a voting member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Twitter:  @JakeNDaBox
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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Enzo Mc is SHIT on 02-03-2013

[QUOTE=ICEMAN JOHN SCULLY;12984791]All I can tell u is that my good friend is CANCER FREE without the help of chemo, radiation or surgery...remember one thing, oncologists are bound to use what the regulations allow for them to use. My friend…

Comment by loui_ludwig on 02-03-2013

That sucks men at 25 years old. RIP.

Comment by SCEN3RY on 02-03-2013

RIP Condolences to his family and friends

Comment by ICEMAN JOHN SCULLY on 02-02-2013

[QUOTE=Phil Ivey;12984843]Yes he's one of the lucky ones.. the majority who venture into alternative treatments die.[/QUOTE] Seems like the medical ratio isnt so great either, though...and, again, here is the thing...the doc told my friend he needed IMMEDIATE surgery, my…

Comment by Phil Ivey on 02-02-2013

[QUOTE=ICEMAN JOHN SCULLY;12984791]Al I can tell u is that my good friend is CANCER FREE without the help of chemo, radiation or surgery...remember one thing, oncologists are bound to use what the regulations allow for them to use. My friend…

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