TV anchor Faith Gantner dies at 31 after 11-month battle with rare blood cancer

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Popular TV news anchor Faith Rempe, known across the northeastern Michigan airwaves as Faith Gantner, died on Wednesday.

WNEM TV 5 announced her death on Thursday, tweeting: “It is with heavy hearts we share the passing of former TV5 reporter and weekend anchor Faith Rempe, also known as Faith Gantner when she worked here from 2013-2016.”

Her heartbroken husband, Kurt, mourned his wife’s death but celebrated the fact that she “no longer has any pain.”

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Faith Gantner death : TV anchor Faith Gantner dies at 31 after rare cause of death revealed

“While we are devastated that we will no longer have her beautiful smiling face near us, we can celebrate the fact that we know she no longer has any pain and we will see her again in eternity,” Kurt wrote in a Facebook post.

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“We ask for your continued prayers during this difficult time for our family as we start our grieving process.”

Gantner grew up in Midland, Michigan, earning a broadcasting degree from Central Michigan University.

She began working with WNEM TV 5 in 2013 and stayed on at the outlet until she married her husband.

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The couple relocated to Las Vegas in 2016, where they both worked for the Fox 5 station.

The 31-year-old reporter was diagnosed with a rare blood cancer called Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) last October – just one month after giving birth to her second son.

A GoFundMe page had also been started to support Faith in her battle.

More than $33,000 was raised to help the family during her treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona.

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