Ray Price Enters Hospice Care

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Ray Price

Country Music Hall of Fame member Ray Price, 87, plans to return to his home in Mt. Pleasant, Texas, for home hospice care, after leaving East Texas Medical Center in Tyler, Texas, according to KLTV.

Price has been battling pancreatic cancer since 2011; despite treatment, the cancer has spread to the singer’s liver, intestines and lungs. His wife of 45 years, Janie, says they have decided not to pursue further aggressive treatment.

“Ray is alert and aware of his surroundings and making decisions,” said Janie. “With God’s blessing he has not had extreme pain. But it’s with great sadness that I announce to you today that my beloved husband has entered the final stages of his cancer that he has battled for 25 months. Anyone who knows Ray is aware that he has strong convictions and great faith in God. It’s his decision to leave the hospital and return home to spend his final days on his beloved ranch surrounded by the comfort of his home, family and friends.”

Price offered a final message for his fans. “I love my fans and have devoted my life to reaching out to them. I appreciate their support all these years and I hope I haven’t let them down. I am at peace. I love Jesus. I’m going to be just fine. Don’t worry about me. I’ll see you again one day.”

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