Joe Paterno Reportedly Near Death

Joe Paterno’s health is in serious condition and one news outlet says he is near death.

“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.

“His family will have no comment on the situation and asks that their privacy be respected during this difficult time,” McGinn said.

Michael Sisak of The Citizens’ Voice in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. reported Saturday evening that family members were summoned to the hospital by Sue Paterno. JoePa apparently wanted to see everyone to say goodbye. Sisak also said Paterno was near death.

Paterno was fired as head football coach at Penn State in November and a lung cancer diagnosis was revealed shortly thereafter. The 85-year-old was undergoing radiation and chemotherapy treatments. Sports by Brooks reported in December that Paterno’s health was “in rapid decline,” and it looks like that report was accurate.

Around The Web

  • Anonymous

    The people in charge at Penn State are killng JoePa as sure as they had shot or stabbed him. I can only hope that you success,hating bastards are happy. May God have a special place for you and may he have a higher and less hot place for one of the greatest football coaches to ever have graced a gridiron. Long live Joe Paterno.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FPYMNFOP6I55SVMJPBCUIA7PQM Rita marie

    Very well said just a fan from SC.
    Mr Joe Paterno and family,
       “In knowing that our  heart is and always has been in the right place , so can we go freely , to our Eternal Mansion in the sky ,to Live ,Love, and Laugh in Freedom . You will always be here in thought . Joe Paterno ,” You are a Legend ” and there you will remain . My deepest condolences to all of the family, and everyone who either knew him or knew of him .


    Rita Marie Cavanaugh