- Associated Press - Saturday, January 30, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A memorial service is set for Monday to remember Jackson, Mississippi, broadcasting legend Bert Case, who died Thursday after an extended illness.

WAPT-TV (http://bit.ly/1RSkV4P ) reports Case died at age 76. He would have celebrated his 77th birthday Saturday.

Case covered every major story in Mississippi either as a news director, reporter or producer for 50 years.

A public memorial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Saint Paul Catholic Church in Flowood. The service will be shown live on WAPT and WAPT.com.

Case had been hospitalized since Sept. 1 after a diagnosis of sepsis, a complication from an infection. His condition had improved over the past few weeks, but he recently took a turn for the worse, his wife, Mary Wieden, said.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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Information from: WAPT-TV, http://www.wapt.com

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