Players from the National Football League and their supporting fans are in mourning after learning of the passing of legendary quarterback Bart Starr. The Hall of Famer was 85 years old at the time of his death.
According to CBS news, Starr’s death comes as a result of declining health. He recently suffered a stroke in 2014, which contributed to his failing health.
The former quarterback is famously recognized for his accomplishments with the Green Bay Packers. After his long-running playing career with the team from 1956 to 1971, he also served on the coaching staff in 1972 and 1975-1983.
Before being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977, he led the team to five NFL championships and two Super Bowls, both of which he received the MVP title. He is also a 4-time Pro Bowler and was honored the NFL’s Most Valuable Player in 1966.
Please keep Starr’s friends, family, and loved ones in your prayers during this difficult time. His contributions on and off the field will never be forgotten. God bless him!
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