Sunday, April 10, 2011
Former Roanoke Times sports editor Bill Brill dies
Brill, 79, lived in Durham, N.C., and continued to cover sporting events even after he was diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus in late January. Although the original prognosis was encouraging, he suffered a series of setbacks before requiring hospitalization March 19.
He never returned home and said goodbyes Saturday with his wife of 49 years, Jane Shaw Brill.
Funeral services will be held Friday at Cameron Indoor Stadium, Duke’s basketball arena, where Brill was a fixture in his retirement.
The Blue Devils’ celebrated men’s basketball coach, Mike Krzyzewski, stopped by Brill’s hospital room on Sunday morning.