Chicago Cubs: CBS developing drama based on Andre Dawson's life as funeral home director


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Chicago Cubs legend Andre Dawson has been running a South Florida funeral home for 12 years now. (Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports)
Chicago Cubs legend Andre Dawson has been running a South Florida funeral home for 12 years now. (Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports)

Chicago Cubs fans may be surprised to learn that former Cubs great Andre Dawson, the 1987 National League MVP, has been running a funeral home in Florida for the past 12 years. The Hall of Fame outfielder is currently leading a quiet life as a Miami-area mortician, which, evidently, is an interesting enough sea change for a legendary athlete to warrant a television show.

A funeral home drama is in the works at CBS, and it will be based on Dawson's life. "The Hawk" is working with the production team as a consultant. The show is titled Closure, and there is no word on exactly when the one-hour drama will go to air. As for now, season one is still in the development stage. Dawson's fascinating post-baseball career choice is certainly unique and should make for compelling TV. Read more about the television show here.

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