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Wife of Former Steelers Coach Succumbs to Skin Cancer

RALEIGH, N.C. - Former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher says his wife has died at 54. Kaye Cowher died of skin cancer Friday in her native North Carolina. Her death was confirmed by her husband Saturday. The family relocated to Raleigh during Cowher's final year as coach in 2006, one season after the Steelers won the Super Bowl.

Kaye Cowher was a former basketball player at North Carolina State and played in the now-defunct Women's Professional Basketball League. In the pros, she played alongside twin sister Faye. The Cowhers met at North Carolina State, where Bill played linebacker. They married in 1981.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters. A private funeral will be held Monday in North Carolina.

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