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Wendy Anderson has passed

Wendy Anderson passed away just before midnight on Monday, Blake Anderson has announced.

"My beautiful girl has gone home to be with Jesus," he said in a statement. "No more pain, no more suffering, and praise Him no more cancer. She passed as peacefully and gracefully as you could ever hope just a few minutes before midnight with me laying right beside her. I have been so blessed to have her by my side each day for the past 27 years. Thank you all so much who have walked, prayed, cried, and loved her through this 2-year battle. Praise Him that she hurts no more, and is in His presence now and forever."

The couple have three children, daughter Callie and sons Coleton and Cason.

Arkansas State announced Monday that Anderson has taken a leave of absence from the team to lead his family through this difficult time. There is no timetable for his return.