View Full Version : Ex Football Great Reggie White Dead

12-26-2004, 10:01 AM
Of a respirtory illness ....
Reggie played for Philly, Green Bay, and Carolina.
A sad day for football fans and non fans as well.
Reggie White dead at 43

Huntersville, NC (Sports Network) - NFL great Reggie White died Sunday morning of a massive heart attack. He was 43.

White, the league's former all-time sack leader, put together a Hall of Fame career as a defensive end for the Philadelphia Eagles and Green Bay Packers from 1985-1998. He also played for the Carolina Panthers in 2000.

A 13-time Pro Bowl selection, White died at his North Carolina home just seven days after his 43rd birthday.

ESPN reported his death Sunday morning on its NFL preview show.

12/26 11:43:55 ET

12-26-2004, 10:11 AM
OMIGOD!! This is so sad!! We loved him as an Eagle and cursed the organization that wouldn't pay him what he deserved when he left for Green Bay. When he left it was one of the saddest days in Eagles history. And to show how much the fans missed him, when he did come back to Philly as a Packer, the famous "Philly Boo-Birds" still cheered for him as his name was announced on the field.

God rest his soul and my condolences to his family.


12-26-2004, 10:23 AM
Wow, that is a shock. This is truly a sad day for football.


12-26-2004, 05:57 PM
He continued to be a great asset to the Charlotte community even after he retired. He will be missed by many, football fans and non-fans alike.

Nick..they said on tv tonight that the largest church in the city (Calgary???) wouldn't be big enough for all the mourners they expect will want to pay their respects.