Bobby Bowden, legendary college football coach for Florida State University has passed away. He was 91-years-0ld and tragically passed after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
Bowden is a Hall of Fame coach with over 350 college football wins under his belt. He led Florida State into many battles as he orchestrated and formed each team to his vision. Bobby’s son, Terry, confirmed the news that his legendary father is no longer with us. His passing was called “truly peaceful.”
Bobby Bowden announced on July 21st he had a terminal illness and Terry Bowden later confirmed his father suffered from pancreatic cancer. Bobby Bowden was also treated for prostate cancer more than a decade ago. Following the news of his passing, Twitter blew up with memorials as “RIP Legend” trended.
Freddie Stevenson tweeted out a memorial for Bowden as he said: “Sad day in the world. We lost a legend today. RIP to Bobby Bowden. We hate to see him go but it’s a blessing to say that he lived a full life. He impacted so many lives and was able to spread his message across the world. His legacy will live on forever.”
Tons of tweets are still pouring in as fans wake up and discover that Bobby Bowden passed away. He was a true legend for the game of football, and his name obviously transcended the game as well.
You can check out a variety of reactions in the tweets below. RIP Legend.
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