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Bill Friday recovering from heart surgery

Posted February 18, 2009

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— Former University of North Carolina President William Friday was recovering from open-heart surgery Tuesday, his assistant said.

Friday, 88, had a heart valve replaced at UNC Hospitals and was recovering in the intensive care unit, Virginia Taylor said. He was expected to remain in the hospital for a few days, she said.

Friday, who served as UNC president from 1956 to 1986, suffered a minor heart attack in December.


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  • lovetheheels Feb 18, 2009

    One of the finest gentlemen I have ever known...

    Get well soon!

  • Dalphine Feb 18, 2009

    Wishing Dr. Friday a great recovery. He has done something right to live to see 88.