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Former Newsline 9 anchor passes away


(WAOW) - Former Newsline 9 anchor Dave Benton has passed away.

Members of his station, WCIA in Champaign, Illinois shared the news on Facebook Tuesday afternoon.

“He was surrounded by family and went peacefully,” the post said. “Dave battled brain cancer and showed the world how to face death with bravery and grace. We will miss him very much.”

Last month, Benton stepped down from the anchor desk and continued to work behind the scenes at the station. He thanked his viewers along the way for their love and support.

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