The family of Joe Paterno confirmed this morning that the coaching legend passed away today at age 85. Paterno was pronounced dead at 9:25 am, just 73 days after being fired by Penn State.
Paterno died from complications of lung cancer and he was reported to be gravely ill on Saturday and the Paterno family called in close friends and family of Joe’s to see him one last time. “His loss leaves a void in our lives that will never be filled,” the Paterno family said in a statement
Paterno won 409 games at Penn State and two national championships. He was the head coach at the school for 46 years