Legendary Penn State coach Joe Paterno passed away Sunday morning after suffering complications with his lung cancer.
The Paterno family issued a statement: "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."
"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."
He was among the first three active coaches to be inducted into the National Football Foundation's College Hall of Fame, in 2007.
Joe served his 46-year career life as head coach to Penn State but he was fired after the sex abuse scandal involving his former assistant Jerry Sandusky.
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