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Lions notes: Kevin Strong’s father passes away after battle with lung cancer

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The defensive end revealed his father’s fight while the Lions were in Texas earlier this year.

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After revealing in August a personal battle as he battled for a roster spot, Kevin Strong took to social media last week to express his grief over the loss of his father, who had been battling lung cancer for years.

As heard through The Detroit News’ Justin Rogers, Strong’s 51-year-old father died earlier this month after being diagnosed with Stage-4 lung cancer about two and a half years ago.

Strong revealed his father’s battle earlier this year. Having attended the University of Texas at San Antonio, he returned to his roots when the Lions traveled to Houston for joint practices and a preseason game against the Texans. His father attended practices while he was in town, as Strong told media his father’s strength was a main source of inspiration. Read more on that here.

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