Celebration of life for Dave Frohnmayer set for March 21 at Matt Knight Arena, 2 p.m.

A celebration of life for Dave Frohnmayer, former president of the University of Oregon, will be held at Matthew Knight arena on March 21 at 2 p.m., family friend Marla Rae told The Emerald.

Frohnmayer passed away in his sleep Monday, March 9 from prostate cancer. He was 74.

Frohnmayer fought prostate cancer for 5 1/2 years. He kept his struggles with the disease private among friends and family.

Frohnmayer also served the UO as the dean of students for the School of Law, law professor and legal counsel to the university. He was the Oregon attorney general from 1981 to 1991.

His first day as president of the UO was in July of 1994.

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