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Billionaire says he has untreatable cancer

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PITTSBURGH >> Billionaire media mogul Richard Mellon Scaife says he has an untreatable form of cancer.

Scaife is the publisher of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and owner of Trib Total Media. He said in a column published Sunday that he learned of his diagnosis recently.

The 81-year-old Scaife is an heir to the Mellon banking fortune and is a notable backer of conservative causes. He serves as the vice chairman of the board of the Heritage Foundation.

Scaife says some who dislike him may "rejoice" at the news of his diagnosis, but he "can't share their enthusiasm." He went on to say none of the causes he's supported give him such a great sense of accomplishment as the newspaper business.

Last year, Forbes estimated Scaife's worth at $1.4 billion.






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HanabataDays wrote:
Been a bad couple of weeks for billionaires and cancer, eh?
on May 18,2014 | 05:12AM
false wrote:
Karma will be visiting your family soon...
on May 18,2014 | 06:42AM
kekelaward wrote:
Karma visits everyone, eventually.
on May 18,2014 | 07:58AM
bsbsbs wrote:
And yours too. Actually 81 isn't that bad; neither is $1.4 B - I could use some of that karma.
on May 18,2014 | 08:02AM
CriticalReader wrote:
A better headline would've been: "Pennsylvania Newspaper Billionaire Irrelevant to Hawaii In Any Way Whatsoever Really Sick", so that I wouldn't have wasted time clicking on this article.
on May 18,2014 | 10:18AM
cojef wrote:
What you are trying to say is, "who cares"?
on May 18,2014 | 11:30AM
droid wrote:
Nah, CriticalReader is saying, “I could have read this on the wire. Why is it in the local paper?”
on May 19,2014 | 02:50AM
Surfer_Dude wrote:
Money doesn't buy good health. Ask Steve jobs......if you could. In the end we're all the same.
on May 18,2014 | 01:19PM
Oahuan wrote:
Just proves that we will all face the same fate in the end. How you choose to spend your life is what matters.
on May 18,2014 | 01:36PM
mokebla wrote:
No one know the time or the day, get over it we all going to die one day. The question is, do you know where you're going and there's only two places, selah~
on May 19,2014 | 04:56AM
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