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Falcons owner Arthur Blank says he’s cancer free

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Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank has announced that he’s cancer free. The 73-year-old announced that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Now, he joins Leah Still, the daughter of former Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still, and WWE Hall of Famer Brett Hart, who also announced that they are cancer free.

When Blank announced that he had cancer, he vowed that he would fight it. When he announced it, he said he was going to have surgery to remove it.

He made the announce while speaking at the 2016 Georgia Technology Summit.

Blank is the co-founder of Home Depot and was reportedly worth $2.6 billion in August 2015.

He purchased the Falcons in Feb. 2002 from former owner Taylor Smith, who is the son of Falcons founder Rankin M. Smith Sr.

While he’s most known for owning the Falcons, he was previously the owner of the Georgia Force in the Arena Football League, which he purchased in Sept. 2004.

He also was considered a potential buyer to purchase the Atlanta Braves. However, in Feb. 2007, the team was sold to Liberty Media.

He is also the new owner of Atlanta United FC in Major League Soccer that will be debuting in 2017.

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