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Tributes flood in following death of FOX 9 meteorologist Steve Frazier

Frazier was a popular figure in the Twin Cities media community and beyond.

The news of Steve Frazier's death on Wednesday has been followed by an outpouring of tributes to the popular FOX 9 meteorologist.

Frazier, 50, died after an almost three-year battle with pancreatic cancer, maintaining his humor and friendships with his co-workers right to the end.

He would regularly keep his fans updated with his day-to-day life on social media as he fought the disease, most recently showing his efforts to get his weight back up with the amusing hashtag #FattenUpFrazier.

Frazier had been at FOX 9 since 2012, having worked at KSTP before then.

One of his closest friends at FOX was sports anchor-reporter Dawn Mitchell, who paid an emotional tribute on Thursday morning.

Frazier's commitment to the Twin Cities community has not gone unrecognized, with the Midtown Global Market – of which he was a frequent visitor – thanking him for his patronage.

"He was one of our biggest cheerleaders and knew almost all of our merchants by name and they knew his favorites," the food hall wrote on Twitter. "From the Market's family, we offer our deepest sympathy to Steve's family during this time."

Tom Halden, the communications director for the Minneapolis-St. Paul Archdiocese, wrote: "Steve used to join us for Mass and was always asking the big questions. Today he’s getting some answers."

His death was felt elsewhere in the country, including at CBS Austin, where one of his former KSTP colleagues, Chikage Windler, now works as a chief meteorologist.

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She said learning of his death explains why she may have seemed a little "off" doing the weather on Wednesday, saying on Facebook: "He was a quirky, fun meteorologist who endeared himself to everyone he met. 

"My heart aches tonight. ❤️"

Another friend is DIY Network star Nicole Curtis, the host of Rehab Addict, who said she spoke with Frazier just this past Sunday.

Here are a couple of other tributes from his FOX 9 colleagues.

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