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Being Hal AshbyLife of a Hollywood Rebel$
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Nick Dawson

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780813125381

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813125381.001.0001

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Do Not Go Gentle

Do Not Go Gentle

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Being Hal Ashby
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Nick Dawson

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813125381.003.0028

This chapter discusses Hal Ashby's battle with cancer of the pancreas. Ashby's doctors recommended an aggressive treatment beginning with surgery, but he refused. When he returned home, Ashby's blood clots made him suffer a stroke that caused hemisphere damage. He was taken care of Lynn Griffis who appointed herself as live-in nurse and girlfriend. She recommended New Age methods and alternative methods but nothing worked and Ashby became visibly more ill. He died on December 27, 1988.

Keywords:   Hal Ashby, cancer, pancreas, blood clots, stroke, Lynn Griffis

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