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Its been a hard month thus far. First, we lost Gospel Legend Walter Hawkins now, New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner passes away. Here’s the reports as they were released this morning:

UPDATE at 9:57 ET: The Associated Press also is reporting now that it has been told that Yankees owner George Steinbrenner is dead.

UPDATE at 9:50 ET: The New York Daily News, citing a Yankees team source, says George Steinbrenner died at about 6:30 a.m. ET today after suffering a heart attack last night.

WABC reports George Steinbrenner has suffered a massive heart attack. The TV station says the Yankees owner was rushed to St. Joseph’s hospital. The New York Daily News and ESPN are reporting that “The Boss” is in “extremely critical condition.”

Steinbrenner turned 80 on July 4th. The Tampa Tribune reports that emergency crews responded at Steinbrenner’s home last night. Steinbrenner last week told the AP he was “feeling good” after spending a couple hours in his office at the Yankees’ spring training complex.

Bay News 9 also is reporting that it has been told by multiple sources that emergency crews went to Steinbrenner’s home and that someone was transported to St. Joseph’s.

During Steinbrenner’s ownership, the Yankees have won 11 pennants and seven World Series.

The Yankees website is acknowledging that there are reports about Steinbrenner suffering a heart attack, but makes no further comment, as of 9:55 a.m. ET.

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