Originally written on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 11/16/14
Card Nation learned some very sad news on Monday evening. Bill Hancock, the father of Louisville senior-to-be, Luke Hancock, has passed away at the age of 70. Van Hancock told the Roanoke Times that her husband, William, died at their Roanoke County home around 7:30 a.m. Hancock was 70-years-old. During Louisville’s run to the Final Four it was revealed that Hancock’s father was not in good health. However, it was unclear of what exact medical issues that he was suffering from because his family wanted to keep things private. According to Roanake.com, Hancock’s father suffered from cancer. In December he was told by doctors that the cancer had spread to his bones. There is no such thing as a good time to find out about something like this, but the timing was very unfortunate for Luke. He left this morning to fly to Colorado Springs, Colo., where he’ll try-out for the U.S. team at the World University Games. Van Hancock reached her son at a Dallas airport to tell him the unfortunate ...
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