Chicago firefighter Michael Boyd, 49, dies of cancer

November 12, 2012 2:45:25 PM PST
A Chicago firefighter has lost his battle with cancer.

Michael Boyd passed away over the weekend at his home in the Wrigleyville neighborhood.

The 49-year-old firefighter was a 17-year veteran of the department. He was known to his family and friends as Mr. Fix-it because he would repair anything.

Boyd had been on medical leave for about a year while dealing with the cancer.