SLX2001120401 - DECEMBER 1969: In December 1969, after Brian Piccolo underwent surgery for removal of a .malignant tumor, he and his wife, Joy, admire a handmade lamp given to him by a Chicago Bears fan. The lamp's base has figurines of (from left) running back Ronnie Bull, linebacker Dick Butkus and Piccolo. The remake of Brian's Song was shown on Sunday on ABC. rlw/FILES UPI
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