Steve Buttry, LSU's director of student media and a journalist for more than 45 years, died Sunday. He was 62.

Buttry was battling pancreatic cancer -- his third major bout of cancer since 1999.

A memorial service will be held in coming weeks in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Buttry's career in journalism criss-crossed the country. He worked in Des Moines, Iowa; Minot, North Dakota; Omaha, Nebraska; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Washington D.C; and Baton Rouge.

Earning recognition for his efforts to push digital innovation in journalism, Buttry earned several awards from national organizations for his work:

-- The Glamann Award from the American Copy Editors Society in 2015,

-- The Rich Jaroslovsky Founder Award from the Online News Association in 2016

-- The Chairman’s Citation from the National Press Foundation in 2017

He joined LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication in 2014. He became student media director in 2015.

Buttry is survived by his mother, Harriet Buttry; his wife, Mimi Johnson Buttry; and his sons Mike, Joe and Tom and their families.