July 13, 2010

Steinbrenner passes at age 80 [Video]

George Steinbrenner, The Boss, died this morning at age 80 after suffering a massive heart attack in Florida. Here’s the first part of the statement issued by his family:

“It is with profound sadness that the family of George M. Steinbrenner III announces his passing,” the Steinbrenner family in a statement said. “He passed away this morning in Tampa, Fla., at age 80.

This is just an awful week for Yankees fans. First Bob Sheppard, now The Boss. Just awful.

Be sure to watch the Steinbrenner Yankeeography on YES. I bet you’ll learn a few things about him that you’d never expect.

Like Sheppard, Steinbrenner will also get a compilation of reactions post. Stay tuned.

George Steinbrenner tribute video from the Washington Post.

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