Patrick Dempsey's mother dies of cancer at age 79

March 25, 2014 8:45 PM

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LEWISTON, Maine -- Patrick Dempsey's mother has died of cancer six years after inspiring him to help create a cancer support organization at a hospital in Maine. Amanda Dempsey was 79.

Central Maine Healthcare CEO Peter Chalke says she was "a determined fighter who displayed tremendous courage, class and grace during her long battle with cancer."

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