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Vols Great Summitt Dead At 64

June 28, 2016

 

Just as quick as it forced her into retirement from coaching, Alzheimer's disease claimed the life of one brightest minds in all of sports.

 

Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history who spent 38-years on the sidelines at Tennessee, is dead at 64.

 

Her son, Tyler Summitt, issued a statement Tuesday morning saying his mother died peacefully at Sherrill Hill Senior Living in Knoxville surrounded by those who loved her most.

 

Tyler's statement said "since 2011, my mother has battled her toughest opponent, early onset dementia, 'Alzheimer's Type' ... and we can all find peace in knowing she no longer carries the heavy burden of this disease. "

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