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Newly Married Cancer Patient and Passionate Hawks Fan Dies

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John Fleck's sister informed us Monday that John died over the night at the age of 58. John Fleck's sister informed us Monday that John died over the night at the age of 58.

UPDATE: YAKIMA, WA - On Sunday, we brought you the Seahawks themed wedding of a terminal ill cancer patient named John Fleck. 

John's sister informed us Monday that John died over the night at the age of 58. 

The family says John had no life insurance. Donations to help with funeral costs are being accepted at Shaw and Sons Funeral Home.

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YAKIMA, WA - This wedding was so special for John. Not just because it was his dying wish, but because he was able to combine the two things he loves the most in this world: his future bride and the Seattle Seahawks.

There was a relaxed dress code for this wedding but it was specific: wear a Seahawks jersey. That's what John wanted.

"With it being the Seahawks, it's my dad's favorite team so I know it just makes it extra exciting for him," Brittney Fleck, John's daughter said.

"Oh he's a devoted fan," Betty Vijarro said. "To the Seahawks? Oh yeah."

Just two months ago doctors discovered that John Fleck had cancer. By the time they found it, it was too late. He isn't expected to live much more than a couple days.

"My dad is my best friend so it's really hard," Brittney said. "But he's a strong man so he's holding it together better than any of us."

Just days ago. John asked for one last thing before he passes, a wedding to the love of his life. And the theme? Seahawks of course.

"I hope he makes it to the Superbowl," John's family members said.

"I don't want to lose him," Betty said. "It's going to be hard. I can't see him not being here with me."

John hopes that when he takes his last breath. It comes after the Seahawks are champions of the world.

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