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Former Eastside Catholic Teacher Andrew Rekdahl Dies

Andrew Rekdahl, who had been facing federal charges for distributing child pornography, had suffered a long battle with intestinal cancer. Former students took to the Internet to express their grief at his death.

Andrew Bernard Rekdahl, 30, of Carnation, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, after a long battle with cancer. The King County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed this morning that Rekdahl died of natural causes.

In May Rekdahl, who had been working as a substitute bus driver for the Issaquah School District, .

Rekdahl, once a well-liked science teacher at Eastside Catholic, had battled intestinal cancer, and students held fundraisers in 2011 to raise money for his treatment.

Former students took to social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook Wednesday to express their grief at his death.

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