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Mark Rosen confirms the death of his wife Denise from Glioblastoma

Denise Rosen had been battling the brain cancer since 2018.
Mark Rosen

Legendary Twin Cities sports reporter Mark Rosen has confirmed the death of his wife, Denise Rosen from Glioblastoma.

The former WCCO-TV sports director and now-KFAN-contributor announced his wife's passing on Monday.

"My heart is aching. My beautiful wife, Denise passed peacefully from Glioblastoma," he said.

"She didn’t 'lose' her battle with Brain Cancer, she lived her life to the fullest for the past 3 years. My eternal thanks to the Givens Brain Tumor Center and the Little Hospice House. Love, Mark."

Rosen had revealed his wife's diagnosis in July 2018, and in late 2018 he announced his retirement from WCCO-TV, a decision that was moved up because of her condition.

The pair married in 1977, having met a few years earlier when Denise joined WCCO as a courthouse artist. They have two children together.

According to the American Brain Tumor Association, Glioblastoma is a cancerous tumor that arise from cells within brain tissue. It rarely spreads to other parts of the body and is known to come about spontaneously in 95 percent of patients. 

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