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Daryl Gates seriously ill, Chief Beck says *

Former LAPD chief Daryl F. Gates, 82, is hospitalized with a "very serious malady," Charlie Beck told the police commission today. "I ask everyone to keep him in their prayers," the current chief said, without elaborating on the illness.

* Afternoon update: It's bladder cancer that has spread to the bones, the L.A. Times says.

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