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Joe Paterno Dies at 85

Joe Paterno Dies at 85

Longtime Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has died.

The 85-year-old coach passed away on Sunday (January 22) after fighting lung cancer.

“He died as he lived,” Joe‘s family said in a statement to the Associated Press. “He fought hard until the end, stayed positive, thought only of others and constantly reminded everyone of how blessed his life had been. His ambitions were far reaching, but he never believed he had to leave this Happy Valley to achieve them. He was a man devoted to his family, his university, his players and his community.”

Joe had been hospitalized since January 13 for observation; he was previously admitted for a week-long stay as he recovered from a broken pelvis.

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