Friends of Chris Duncan, an AP sports reporter and News Media Guild member who died last week, will hold a celebration of his life Sept. 20.
The service will start at 11 a.m. and be held at Geo. H. Lewis & Sons Funeral Directors, 1010 Bering Drive, Houston, Texas. His friends also have set up a Facebook page titled Remembering Chris Duncan to share photos and memories.
n lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests to honor the memory of Chris by making a donation to The Living Bank, P.O. Box
6725, Houston, Texas 77265,
Duncan, who was 43 when he died, had recently returned to work after a kidney transplant. Authorities confirmed his death Sept. 8. A cause wasn’t released.
Guild President Martha Waggoner spoke with Chris's parents to let them know of the Guild's sorrow at their loss and to offer the union's help.
Duncan was a 20-year AP employee who started with the news cooperative as an editorial assistant in 1994 in Louisville, Kentucky. He worked in Raleigh, North Carolina, before returning to Louisville and moving to Houston in 2005.
He joined the AP's sports department in 2009 His beat included coverage of the NFL's Texans and the NBA's Rockets.
According to The Living Bank transplant organization, Duncan received a kidney transplant from a friend after posting about a condition on Facebook. He had just returned to work at The AP in early August.