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Ex-Phillies All-Star Darren Daulton dies of brain cancer

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Former Philadelphia Phillies All-Star catcher Darren Daulton died on Sunday after battling brain cancer for four years. He was 55 years old.

Daulton was a three-time MLB All-Star with the Philadelphia Phillies. He also won a World Series ring with the Florida Marlins. Daulton was diagnosed with cancer in 2013 after doctors found two tumors located in his brain. He later underwent surgery to remove them. But a month later, he was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. Daulton went into remission in 2015.

The Phillies issued a statement on his death.

"Darren was a true leader of men. The Phillies would not have gone to the 1993 World Series without his leadership," said Phillies Chairman Emeritus Bill Giles. "In addition to being an outstanding clubhouse leader, he was also a fighter."

In 2011, Daulton created a foundation to raise funds to fight brain cancer which claimed the lives of other former Phillies players such as Johnny Oates, Ken Brett, Tug McGraw and John Vukovich.

"All of us at the Phillies are saddened to hear of Darren's passing. From the day that we drafted him until today, he constantly earned our respect and admiration as both a player and person," said Phillies Chairman David Montgomery.

People expressed their condolences on Twitter.

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