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Hayley Robic, daughter of Kentucky assistant coach John Robic, dies from liver cancer

Hayley Robic

Hayley Robic, the daughter of Kentucky Wildcats assistant basketball coach John Robic, died after losing her battle with liver cancer.

According to Kentucky Sports Radio, Hayley died on Friday, April 3, several months after learning of her diagnosis last fall. She was 27.

KSR says Hayley Robic sought medical attention after experiencing pain in her abdomen. Doctors found two tumors that were both malignant. One was removed and measured 15 cm.

In January, the Robic family went on social media to seek a donor for a liver transplant for Hayley.

“These past several months have been the hardest of my life,” Hayley wrote on Instagram. “After having emergency surgery, I’ve been diagnosed with liver cancer. Because of that, I will be getting a liver transplant and am in need of a donor. If you are interested in being tested to see if you’re a potential match, I’d be so grateful.”

Unfortunately, Hayley died a few months later.

Hayley was one of three daughters of John and his wife. John has been a longtime right-hand man of John Calipari, working for him at UMass and Memphis prior to Kentucky. All three of their daughters graduated from Kentucky.

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