Joe Paterno Close to Death?

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Saturday, January 21st, 2012 at 7:50 PM
Joe Paterno Close to Death? by Jay Stevens
The Milford Messenger

The news:

Legendary former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno is gravely ill and his family is rushing to State College to be by his side, his family has confirmed.

According to Onward State, Paterno was taken off of a respirator earlier today. However, the Paterno family has not confirmed that report....

“Over the last few days Joe Paterno has experienced further health complications,” spokesman Dan McGinn said in a brief statement Saturday to The Associated Press. “His doctors have now characterized his status as serious."

Update: Earlier this evening, CBS reported that Paterno was dead. He is not:

CBS News reported Saturday night that Paterno died of cancer, but family spokesman Dan McGinn quickly replied that the reports are "absolutely not true." 

Oops. A friend on Facebook wrote, "this is not a competitive story. The man is 85, and he has incurable cancer. He'll be dead soon enough. Report it then."

Amen.

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