- Don Shuma who was an NFL coach has died at the age of 90
- The American died peacefully in his house on Monday, May 4
- Shula is survived by his wife and five children
The National Football League in America has been thrown into mourning on Monday, May 4, following the death of legendary coach Don Shula who died at the age of 90.
Shula was born on January 4, 1930, in Grand River, Ohio, and has outlived many of the players he coached with the Dolphins and Baltimore Colts.
According to the official release by his former club Miami Dolphins, Don Shula died peacefully in his house without any trace of him having any life threatening disease.
"The Miami Dolphins are saddened to announce that Head Coach Don Shula passed away peacefully at his home this morning.
"Don Shula was the patriarch of the Miami Dolphins for 50 years. He brought the winning edge to our franchise and put the Dolphins and the city of Miami in the national sports scene.
"Our deepest thoughts and prayers go out to Mary Anne along with his children Dave, Donna, Sharon, Anne and Mike,'', the club explained on their site.
"Coach Shula was the rare man who exemplified true greatness in every aspect of his life.
"He will be so missed by so many but his legacy of character and excellence will endure,''. Dolphins' president Tom Garfinkel added.
Shula won more games than any coach in league history and is survived by his wife and five children.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how entire football fraternities were thrown into mourning and serious confusion following the death of Spanish football coach Francisco Garcia who died after contracting coronavirus.
The 21-year-old Spaniard is said to have been working with Portada Alta which is a club in Malaga since three years ago before he died untimely.
According to the report on UK Sun, Garcia was first diagnosed of leukemia and was rushed to the hospital before the symptoms of coronavirus came.
He is now the first youngest victim of the deadly coronavirus which has been troubling the planet earth since December 2019.
Doctors are said to have tried all they could to save his life, but all efforts were futile.
Since the outbreak of the disease, almost 300 people are reported to have died in Spain with many still battling for survival in the hospital.
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