Illinois Anchor Loses Cancer Fight

Some sad news to bring you.

WCIA  (Champaign, IL) Anchor Dave Benton has lost his fight with brain cancer.

Last September, Benton told viewers that his brain cancer had returned and it is too big to be operated on.

He knew he did not have long to live and yet he continued to anchor the news.

Last year, FTVLive named him number 1 on our list of best people in TV news.

Sadly, although it was expected, Benton lost his cancer fight. 

And although it won't be long that we will forget how Dave Benton died, many of us will never forget how the guy lived.

A class act from beginning to end.