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Tracy Byrd sings Amazing Grace at memorial mass honoring Bill Leger
Entertainer and longtime friend of Bill Leger offers his rendition of Amazing Grace
KFDM is saddened to report the death of our friend and colleague Bill Leger
Bill died in a traffic accident in Louisiana early Saturday morning. According to Louisiana State Police, Bill was driving south on Louisiana 93 north of Scott, Louisiana, at about 1 a.m. Saturday, when his vehicle failed to negotiate a curve. His vehicle ran off the road to the right and overcorrected, causing the vehicle to overturn and come to rest in the northbound lane of Louisiana 93. Another vehicle was traveling north on Louisiana 93 and struck Bill's vehicle.
Bill was a reporter and anchor at KFDM News for about two decades. He reported on air and live from the field, telling Southeast Texans about major events including hurricanes and trials. Bill did a number of investigative reports as well, and won a number of awards for his stories. His popular Restaurant Report aired every Friday.
We and many in the community remember Bill for much more than his television work. Bill was a caring, compassionate person who enjoyed helping people, touching their lives with his work, and having a positive influence on the region.
We grieve for Bill's wife, Patricia (Tecoo), his beautiful daughters, Tatum and Tori, his parents Stanley and Kathryn, his aunt Rita, and many other relatives and friends.
Please keep Bill's family in your hearts and prayers.