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WIU Mourns Death of UTV Employee

January 3, 2012

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MACOMB, IL – Michael Yadgar, a Western Illinois University broadcasting engineer in University Television, was found deceased in his home Jan. 2 of apparent natural causes, according to McDonough County Coroner Eric Jameson.

Yadgar began working at Western as a broadcasting engineer in Distance Learning in December 2000.

"The Western Illinois University community mourns Mike's death," said President Jack Thomas. "We extend our condolences and our thoughts to his family and friends."

Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service/visitation will be held at a later date.

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