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Eagles' statement on Gary Papa

Jeffrey Lurie released the following statement today on Gary Papa's passing:

"On behalf of the entire Philadelphia Eagles organization, I am deeply saddened to learn of Gary's passing today. Gary Papa was a centerpiece of sports coverage in the Philadelphia area for many years. I will always remember him for the energy and passion he brought to his profession, especially during some of the toughest times of his battle with cancer. WPVI and the entire Philadelphia region lost an icon today. Our condolences go out to his wife, Kathleen, his two sons, and his entire family at WPVI."

Thoughts and prayers go out to Papa's family during this difficult time.