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Salt Lake Tribune Reporting: Hot Rod Hundley has Alzheimers Disease

Long Time play-by-play voice for the Utah Jazz, Hot Rod Hundley diagnosed with Alzheimers

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Steve Luhm of the Salt Lake Tribune reported tonight that Hot Rod has Alzheimers and it is in the 'moderate" stage.

From the Tribune article:

Hundley, 79, lives in Arizona with his partner, Kim Reardon. She told The Salt Lake Tribune this week that the disease has progressed to a "moderate" stage.

Hundley no longer speaks to large groups, Johnson said. But they plan to attend festivities in Utah next week, when the Jazz will honor former coach Jerry Sloan.

As a longtime Jazz fan, this news breaks my heart. I feel sad.

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We love you Hot Rod. Our prayers are with you and your family.