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Former BR News Personality Jay Young Dies

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Former Baton Rouge television news anchor Jay Young died this morning at his home of an apparent heart attack. He was only 56-years-old.

Young started his TV career at KATC-TV in Lafayette and worked for both WBRZ-TV and WAFB-TV in Baton Rouge.  He also was one of the original anchors with CNN Headline News and wrote four novels.    

Citing many years of illness, the coroner's office says Jay Young died quietly on a couch at his home Wednesday morning.  His wife, Winona, was with him.  

There will be no funeral. There's a private family service Wednesday night and a Methodist memorial service in Eunice, LA on Saturday.

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