Sunday, January 22, 2012

Joe Paterno is dead (4x UPDATED)

4th UPDATE: This classy photo greets you as you go to the Penn State University athletics site:



3rd UPDATE: 10:35 a.m. EST: The Washington Post has re-posted the interview it did with Mr. Paterno just a few days ago.

2nd UPDATE: 10:33 a.m. EST: And just in case you wonder where I stand on Mr. Paterno and his legacy, I provide this: RIP, Mr. Paterno. College football and PSU are far better for all you did for them. Your strengths outweigh any weaknesses.


1st UPDATE: 10:26 a.m. EST: Here is a detailed AP report on the passing of Mr. Paterno.
Joe Paterno has died at the age of 85 after experiencing serious complications from lung-cancer treatment.
The health of Paterno, who had fought the disease for two months, had grown progressively worse after he recently broke his pelvis in a fall at his home in State College, Pa.
The family announced his death Sunday shortly after 10 a.m. ET., The Associated Press reported.
Paterno died at State College's Mount Nittany Medical Center, where he had been undergoing treatment.
Paterno remained connected to a ventilator into Sunday, individuals close to Paterno's family told The Washington Post. 
The newspaper reported the family had communicated to the hospital his wishes not to be kept alive through extreme artificial means.
ORIGINAL POST: The Associated Press reports Joe Paterno has died.

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