Former NFL head coach Jim Fassel has died.
According to the Los Angeles Times, his son told the publication that Fassel passed away at the age of 71 after suffering a heart attack Monday. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
He was taken to a hospital and died “while under sedation.”
Longtime NFL coach Jim Fassel dies at 71https://t.co/AvKihWQpZp
— L.A. Times Sports (@latimessports) June 8, 2021
This is a huge loss for the football community, and it comes at a relatively young age for Fassel. He was the head coach of the Giants for several seasons and also had several other stints in the NFL and at the college level.
Giants mourn the passing of former head coach Jim Fassel
— New York Giants (@Giants) June 8, 2021
Now, at the age of 71, he’s passed onto the other side after a great life that impacted many in the world of football.
Death is never easy, and it’s certainly not easy when someone dies suddenly because of a heart attack.
Very sad news: Jim Fassel has died. He was NFL Coach of the Year in 1997, and a good man.
— Sam Farmer (@LATimesfarmer) June 8, 2021
Rest easy, Jim Fassel. You will be missed.