Joe Paterno Is Dead


Joe Paterno’s life came to an end this morning at a State College hospital after his brief fight with lung cancer came to an end. His son, Jay, tweeted, A special thanks to the Hospital staff. They helped us all through the past few days. Can not begin to express our gratitude. Our family thanks Penn Staters, students & all people for prayers & support for my Dad. He felt your support in his fight.

Of course Penn State is responding to the news with sadness and reflection.

His other son, Scott, also took to Twitter this morning.

Finally, to Penn Staters, past and present, know that Dad loves you all and has always loved being part of your family.

What more can be said as the guy is being laid to rest? No matter how you feel about how it all ended at Penn State, the guy changed the world of hundreds of football players in State College.

Rest in peace.

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