Joe Paterno, 85, dies in State College
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Joe Paterno, the longtime Penn State coach who won more games than anyone in major college football but was fired amid a child sex abuse scandal that scarred his reputation for winning with integrity, died Sunday of lung cancer. He was 85.
His family released a statement Sunday morning to announce his death: "His loss leaves a void in our lives that will never be filled."
"He died as he lived," the statement said. "He fought hard until the end, stayed positive, ...
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JOE PATERNO: 1926-2012
Legendary Penn State coach Joe Paterno, NCAA Division I's all-time winningest coach, has died at the age of 85. He ended his historic career mired in scandal, leaving the question of his legacy unanswered. Maisel and Schlabach »