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SALT LAKE CITY - Governor Gary R. Herbert's father, Duane Barlow Herbert, passed away this morning after a lengthy bout with cancer. Mr. Herbert, 80, died at approximately 9:30 a.m. surrounded by family.

In an Aug. 16, 2009, interview, Governor Herbert identified his father as his hero. "He is just the epitome of a hard worker who has been able to pull himself up by his bootstraps, (and) accomplish a lot more than probably most people would have thought possible."

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