Despite another brave battle, cancer won again yesterday.
Back in July I told you about friend and fantastic basketball coach David Milson, one of the happiest people I ever did meet. Lung cancer finally got the best of him, as the former Cedar Hill High School basketball coach has passed away.
After retiring last April after 23 successful years - 676 career victories and two Class 5A state runner-ups in 2004 and 2009 - at Cedar Hill, Milson discovered his latest cancer. Having been diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma at age 15, he lived to be 53.
Milson's daughter, Rylea, plays basketball for Midlothian and his son, Tanner, is a freshman on the team at UNC-Wilmington.
We've lost one of the good ones.
Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.