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Butte coroner dies Friday, following battle with influenza

Posted at 11:52 AM, Feb 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-24 13:52:49-05

BUTTE, Mont. – Butte-Silver Bow Coroner Lee LeBreche has passed away, according to a media release from Butte-Silver Bow Law Enforcement. He was 55 years old.

LeBreche had recently been battling influenza, the release said, and passed away at his home Friday night.

Sheriff Ed Lester reflected on LeBreche’s service to Butte and his impact on the community.

“I had the pleasure of working with Lee for many years.  He was a big guy with a huge love of Butte and her people.  His passing is a huge loss to our community,” said Sheriff Lester.

No further details were immediately available. We will update this story with any further information we receive.