UPDATE: Brian Daniels loses cancer fight

UPDATE: Funeral service for Brian Daniels will be held Thursday, Feb. 18, at Paul Ann Baptist Church Worship Center.

ORIGINAL STORY: Brian Daniels, a father, coach and friend to many, has lost his fight with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He died Monday afternoon.

Thoughts, prayers and condolences for the Daniels family quickly spread across social media Monday. Daniels had been a coach in Christoval, Eldorado and Miles.

Daniels entered the hospital just after Thanksgiving 2015, and was rarely able to leave except for a short time on Christmas. While in the hospital he received chemotherapy treatments daily.

In January, family members saw little progress but remained hopeful and reached out to the community for support. Blaine’s Pub, friends, family and several other organizations held the “Brother Brian Daniels Family Benefit,” in January. The event raised $107,000 to help with family expenses.

Details on funeral arrangements are not yet available.