On Monday, June 4, some sad news was released about sports legend Dwight Clark. The 61-year-old passed away at his home on Monday morning.
Dwight Clark was a former wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers. Not only was he successful throughout his entire career, he made one of the most memorable plays of all time, especially in the franchise’s history.
The play is known all throughout the NFL as “The Catch.” The amazing play took place in the 1981 NFC championship against the Dallas Cowboys. At the end of the fourth quarter, the 49ers were behind.
When it looked like all hope was lost, quarterback Joe Montana threw a “desperation pass” that Clark surprisingly was able to leap up and catch in the end zone. The catch won them the game, and they went on to win their first-ever Super Bowl.
Sadly, 15 months ago Clark announced that he was battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). He believed that his ALS was caused by his years playing football. However, no exact link has been made between the two.
On Monday afternoon, Clark’s wife, Kelly, announced that he had passed away.
She said, “I’m heartbroken to tell you that today I lost my best friend and husband. He passed peacefully surrounded by many of the people he loved most. I am thankful for all of Dwight’s friends, teammates and 49ers fans who have sent their love during his battle with ALS. Kelly Clark.”
After the news emerged, several fans spoke out sending their condolences on social media.
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