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Murray Walker diagnosed with cancer

Jun 17, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

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Murray Walker (right, with 1964 World Champion John Surtees), the iconic Formula One broadcaster, has been diagnosed with a mild form of cancer.

The 89-year-old will undergo chemotherapy to attempt to cure the form of lymphatic system cancer, according to the BBC. Last month, he fell and broke his pelvis and the cancer was diagnosed there.

Walker’s “Murrayisms” are well-known to those around the sport, even those who did not have the chance to hear his commentary if they weren’t based in the U.K.

Plans for him to attend the British Grand Prix in two weeks have been shelved.

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