Roger was a freind of mine. He died after numerous brain surgeries for brain cancer-he has been battling this disease for a good number of years and has had approximately 10 brain surgeries. Roger is not just a lifting legend-but was a true american hero. Roger was an army Ranger, purple heart recipient as well as the medal of valor winner who was injured by a mortar in Vietnam. I was lucky enough to be at Rogers wedding in 2003 as well as to look through Roger's scrapbook some. Roger received a substantial bonus to play for the Cincinatti Reds.
Roger was just an amazing individual-he left behind a million plus dollar home in OC and so many freinds which you could tell meant far more to him then the material riches he so rightly had.
There is info there on his memorial service-scheduled for july I believe.