RIP - Benny Parsons
He will be greatly missed.
Oh, no. How sad, I thought that he was doing well. But he was a private person and never spoke much about it at least not that I heard. He will be greatly missed he was one of the good guys. I grew up watching racing with my Dad and remember BP from way back.
Yea, I thought he was doing well too - in fact, in October he announced that he was in remission but it looks like one of his lungs was deeply damaged and that is what got him, complications from lung Cancer.
Originally Posted by curious1
DH just told me. Rest in Peace, Benny!!
I had a feeling the end was near. Several months ago I saw something in his eyes. I once read the views of a physician that when that look is there they will not live out the year. I have noticed that in other people as well. It is though the energy is just gradually slipping away. I saw that in Jack Lemmon's eyes before he died and I saw it in John Houseman's eyes as well. I'm no medical expert but thus far it seems to have proven true. Maybe someone here with a medical background can opine on this subject.
In any event, RIP Benny, you did good. And you'll be missed.
I will miss his commentary. He was really very informative when it came to race day. Prayers to his family.