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Mon August 13, 2012
Longtime Seattle news anchor Goertzen dies
Longtime Seattle television news anchor Kathi Goertzen has died following a lengthy, public battle with brain tumors.
KOMO-TV, the ABC affiliate where she worked for three decades, announced her death on its website Monday.
News director Holly Gauntt wrote, "Her long fight against the tumors that have ravaged her brain is over. She is at peace now, comfortable and surrounded by all that is good."
Goertzen was first diagnosed with a benign brain tumor about 12 years ago. Despite multiple surgeries and radiation treatments, the tumor continued to grow back, intertwining with her facial nerves and paralyzing her face.
She documented her illness and treatments in appearances on KOMO, and she launched a foundation dedicated to brain tumor research.