Well-known journalist Hector San Miguel dies

(Source: American Press)
(Source: American Press)

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - American Press city editor Hector San Miguel, who covered nearly every aspect of Southwest Louisiana news during 32 years at the Lake Charles newspaper, is dead at the age of 51.

San Miguel - who was married to KPLC reporter Theresa Schmidt - died Tuesday of complications from leukemia, at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, with visitation from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday at Johnson Funeral Home, with a 6 p.m. scripture service and rosary.

Also, an account has been setup at Capital One Bank for anyone that would like to donate to help assist the family with expenses.

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