Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno has passed away at the age of 85-years-old.
According to TMZ, his family released this statement:
He died as he lived. 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 was the head coach at Penn State for 46 years, but was fired last November following the reports of sexual abuse at the hands of his former assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky.
Afterward, his son Scott announced that he was battling lung cancer. Today, he succumbed to the cancer, leaving behind a legacy that touched so many – mostly young boys.
RIP JoePa wherever you are.