Former Massachusetts House Speaker, is described by his wife Debbie as being very sick and skinny, having lost over 50 pounds due to stage 4 cancer.

The tongue and throat cancer was a late diagnosis, and Debbie DiMasi is blaming the prison system for dragging its feet in getting her husband timely health checkups! This is both a news story and has a personal connection for me. Sal and I worked together at one of Allston's most popular nightclubs, The Bacchanal, back in the early '70's. Today, the former football standout relies on a feeding tube for survival.