December 26, 2004

"The Minister of Defense," Reggie White dies at 43

Minister and former Green Bay Packers defensive end Reggie White died this morning after suffering a massive heart attack at his home in Huntersville, NC.

"Today our beloved husband, father and friend passed away," White's wife, Sara, said through a family pastor. "His family appreciates your thoughts and prayers as we mourn the loss of Reggie White. We want to thank you in advance for honoring our privacy."
A lock for the Hall of Fame, White turned 43 on December 19.

An all around good guy, who took a lot of hits for his conservative stance, White will be remembered being a gentlemen's gentleman, and a powerful player on the field. He retired as NFL all-time sacks leader in 2000.

When I worked at CNN, I recall running into White in passing, and though he was busy, he had time for a quick handshake and hearty hello. I'm sorry he's gone.

Posted by mhking at December 26, 2004 11:54 AM

Reggie White - A giant of a gentleman, may he rest in peace.

Posted by: EddieP at December 26, 2004 01:50 PM

God Bless Reggie White "Jesus Wept"

Posted by: michael chadwell at December 26, 2004 03:36 PM
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