Former Steelers LB & Hall Of Famer Kevin Greene Has Passed Away

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Former Steelers LB and Hall of Famer Kevin Greene has passed away. The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the sad news on Monday afternoon.

Steelers President Art Rooney II released a statement that said, "We lost an amazing player and person this morning with the passing of Kevin Greene. His sudden death is a shock to us all as he was a close friend and teammate to so many people in the Steelers family."

"When Kevin came to the Steelers in 1993 he had an immediate impact. Paired with Greg Lloyd, Kevin and Greg led a defense that became known as Blitzburgh and went on to play in Super Bowl XXX. Kevin's energy and enthusiasm were inspiring for our team as well as our fans."

Rooney closed the statement by saying, "My condolences go out to Kevin's wife, Tara, their children and the entire Greene family in this most difficult time. They will always be members of the Steelers family and in our thoughts and prayers."

Pro Football Hall of Fame President & CEO David Baker said, “The entire Pro Football Hall of Fame family mourns the passing of Kevin Greene. I regarded him as a personal friend and a true Hall of Famer in every sense. He possessed the most incredible can-do attitude of anyone I ever met. He was a great player, but more than that, he was a great man."

No cause of death has been reported. Greene was 58 years old.

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