Geroge Steinbrenner dead following a massive heart attack at his home in Tampa, Florida in the early hours of Tuesday, July 13, 2010.
NY Daily News was first to report that the man who owned the NY Yankees for over 37 years while the team won seven championship titles and 11 pennants has died. Steinbrenner turned 80 years old on July 4th of 2010.
Steinbrenner's family representative issued a statement which read "He was an incredible and charitable man. First and foremost, he was devoted to his entire family - his beloved wife, Joan; his sisters, Susan Norpell and Judy Kamm, his children, Hank, Jennifer, Jessica, and Hal; and all of his grandchildren. He was a visionary and a giant in the world of sports. He took a great but struggling franchise and turned it into a champion again."
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