PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The President of the Meadows Racetrack and Casino died Friday.

Officials at the Meadows say 61-year-old Mike Jeannot had been suffering from liver cancer.

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Jeannot had been diagnosed months ago, but officials say he continued to work full time through the end of 2013.

“The entire Meadows family is saddened by the passing of Mike,” said Bill Paulos, principal of Cannery Casino Resorts, which owns and operates The Meadows. “His enthusiasm for his work, combined with his genuine and warm personality, made him a special member of our team. Mike’s presence will be sorely missed. We will continue to keep the Jeannot family in our prayers in the days and weeks to come.”

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Jeannot had served as president since 2009 and had worked for the Meadows since 1991.

He is survived by his wife, Jo, and their two sons, Christopher and Benjamin.

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