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RIP "Mr. Wildcat," Bill Keightley

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by KYSportsWriter, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Passed away today after falling at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.

  2. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    There are no words. Just none.

    RIP, Bill.

    :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    The shame of it was he died on Ohio soil.
  4. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    Wow, that's awful.

  5. chester

    chester Member

    Absolutely terrible news.

  6. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    My mom called me with this news, said it was on a crawl on the Lexington stations.

    As much as I hate Kentucky basketball, Keightley loved it 10 times more. He was kind to me and to everyone I know.

    The best quote I saw in that story was how the best thing about him was that he made everyone feel like that person was his best friend.

    RIP to a good man who truly loved the Big Blue.
  7. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    I have about as much hatred for all things UK like you, but it's going to be strange not seeing him on that bench next season.
  8. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

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  9. CollegeJournalist

    CollegeJournalist Active Member

    I damn near cried when I got the phone call tonight.

    The former administrative assistant in Tipton's story is correct: UK basketball won't ever be the same. I doubt you could find someone more passionate about UK or the job he had than Bill Keightley.
  10. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Damn, damn, damn.

    Just a great man. The line about him never meeting a stranger is the truth.
  11. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Details for Mr. Wildcat's funeral.

  12. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Internal bleeding, which doctors traced to an undiagnosed cancerous tumor on his spine, caused his death.

    Sad story, but that was a quick autopsy.
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