Lacy Neff Dead At 49
June 2, 2016 at 4:22 AM (PT)
ALL ACCESS is sad to report that former WVAQ/MORGANTOWN, WV PD and longtime WEST VIRGINIA personality LACY NEFF has passed at age 49.
NEFF had been a patient at MASS GENERAL HOSPITAL in BOSTON since NOVEMBER 2013, battling amyloidosis, which is a rare disease that builds up abnormal proteins in vital organs. WAJR reports, "In his case, those abnormal proteins were attacking his heart. His initial diagnosis also included multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood cells. He had a heart transplant and stem cell transplant among many other surgeries and medical procedures."
NEFF was the recipent of numberous broadcasting awards, being honored as “Best On-Air Personality” by the WEST VIRGINIA BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION every year from 2003 to 2007. In 2014, he was inducted into the WEST VIRGINIA BROADCASTING HALL OF FAME.