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Longtime New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner died Tuesday morning, his family confirmed in a statement.
“It is with profound sadness that the family of George M. Steinbrenner III announces his passing. He passed away this morning in Tampa, Fla., at age 80,” the family said in a statement.
The New York Daily News reported that Steinbrenner died around 6:30 a.m. ET Tuesday in Tampa, Fla.
WABC-TV in New York reported that Steinbrenner, the Yankees’ owner since 1973, suffered a massive heart attack.
Steinbrenner, who celebrated his 80th birthday on July 4, was taken to a Tampa hospital after emergency crews responded to his home Monday night.
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R.I.P George Steinbrenner July 4, 1930-July 13, 2010
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