WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), released the following statement regarding the passing of LSU football star Billy Cannon:
“Others knew of Billy in their own way. I do in several. Growing up, my father would tell of taking my two oldest brothers to the famous LSU-Ole Miss football game. He was at the concession stand buying them popcorn when Billy ran the punt back to win the game. Dad always smiled telling that story.
“Later in life, Dr. Billy Cannon treated patients at Angola. I ran a liver clinic there. We would eat lunch together and talk about life and football. In all my interactions with Billy, he was as fine a man as could be. Laura and I hope that great memories soon replace the family’s sense of loss and that they find comfort in the support of the many who loved Billy.”