Venerable former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno died earlier today, multiple news agencies are reporting.
"It is with great sadness that we announce that Joe Paterno passed away earlier today. His loss leaves a void in our lives that will never be filled," Paterno's family said in a statement, ABC News reported.
Penn State University released the following statement Sunday morning regarding Paterno's death:
"We grieve for the loss of Joe Paterno, a great man who made us a greater university. His dedication to ensuring his players were successful both on the field and in life is legendary and his commitment to education is unmatched in college football. His life, work and generosity will be remembered always.
"The university plans to honor him for his many contributions and to remember his remarkable life and legacy. We are all deeply saddened."
His death comes months after a and
Paterno's death had been prematurely reported by some media outlets Saturday night.
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