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Kathy Griffin’s Heartbreak: Her ‘Brave’ Brother Passes Away After ‘Brutal Struggle With Cancer’

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Jan. 22 2014, Published 2:05 p.m. ET

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Kathy Griffin shared the heartbreaking news that her “brave” brother Gary Griffin passed away Wednesday after a “brutal struggle with cancer.”

The comedienne posted a loving tribute to her brother on her Instagram page along with a collection of pictures of him and them together.

“This AM my brave brother Gary Griffin passed away in palliative care after a brutal struggle w cancer,” she wrote.

“Our last real conversation, w my brother I loved so much, was just a few days ago when I got him this signed picture from his idol, @JoeWalsh. He loved the Eagles, 70s rock, The Chicago White Sox and the Xavier "muskies.”

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Known for her acid-tongue wit and searing zingers, Kathy said her brother shared the family trait with her.

“Oh & he was funny as sh*t.”

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