Just hours after it was reported that legendary former football coach at Penn State University, Joe Paterno, was in critical condition, news came that he has died at the age of 85. Paterno has been battling treatable form of lung cancer and he experienced complications from the cancer treatment in the past week.
"He died as he lived. He fought hard until the end, stayed positive, thought only of others and constantly reminded everyone of how blessed his life had been," his family said in a statement. "His ambitions were far reaching, but he never believed he had to leave this Happy Valley to achieve them. He was a man devoted to his family, his university, his players and his community."