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Fr. Pfleger's son, 32, dies in Florida

Monday, May 21, 2012
Father Michael Pfleger hugs his son, Beronti Simms, in this family photo.

Father Michael Pfleger hugs his son, Beronti Simms, in this family photo.

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Chicago priest Michael Pfleger says his 32-year-old son, Beronti Simms, has died.

Father Pfleger says his son had been coping with an illness the past few years.

Simms died Sunday in Florida four days after a surgery.

Father Pfleger adopted Beronti in 1992. He has another son, Lamar, adopted in 1981. He was a foster parent to a third boy, Jarvis Franklin, who was fatally shot in 1998 near Pfleger's St. Sabina Church.

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