LOVE COUNTY, OK -- A Love County doctor has died at the age of 60.
Mercy Health says Dr. John Hester died Saturday after he underwent eight hours of surgery. The Love County Hospital says Hester was stricken with an illness earlier in the day.
He joined the hospital back in July.
His death comes just two months following the loss of another physician Dr. Vergil Smith, who died after being struck by a vehicle.
Hester is survived by his wife and four children.
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