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Bart Starr Dead - Green Bay Packers Star & Hall of Fame Quarterback Dies at 85

Bart Starr Dead - Green Bay Packers Star & Hall of Fame Quarterback Dies at 85

Bart Starr has sadly died.

The former Green Bay Packers quarterback passed away, his family confirmed in a statement on Sunday (May 26).

Bart led the Packers to five NFL championships. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1977.

“We are saddened to note the passing of our husband, father, grandfather, and friend, Bart Starr. He battled with courage and determination to transcend the serious stroke he suffered in September 2014, but his most recent illness was too much to overcome,” the statement reads.

“While he may always be best known for his success as the Packers quarterback for 16 years, his true legacy will always be the respectful manner in which he treated every person he met, his humble demeanor, and his generous spirit. Our family wishes to thank the thousands of friends and fans who have enriched his life – and therefore our lives – for so many decades and especially during the past five years. Each letter, text, phone call, and personal visit inspired him and filled him with joy. His love for all of humanity is well known, and his affection toward the residents of Alabama and of Wisconsin filled him with gratitude. He had hoped to make one last trip to Green Bay to watch the Packers this fall, but he shall forever be there in spirit.”

Our thoughts are with Bart‘s loved ones at this difficult time.

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