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Jaime Escalante, the math teacher portrayed in "Stand and Deliver," died Tuesday after a battle with cancer, according to Sony Films.
Edward James Olmos, who played Escalante in the 1988 movie, disclosed earlier this month that Escalante was "seriously ill" with cancer.
Olmos held a fundraiser in Los Angeles last week to help Escalante's family pay for his medical care.
- By Alan Duke, CNN