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Dwight Clark dies after battle with ALS

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Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback and Hall of Famer Joe Montana speaks on Dwight Clark Celebration Day recognizing the 1981 team during half time as the Dallas Cowboys face the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Sunday, October 22, 2017.

Former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Dwight Clark, most known for “The Catch,” has died after a battle with ALS also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Via Twitter, Clark’s wife, Kelly, announced his death in a heartfelt post:

“I’m heartbroken to tell you that today I lost my best friend and husband. He passed peacefully surrounded by many of the people he loved most. I am thankful for all of Dwight’s friends, teammates and 49ers fans who have sent their love during his battle with ALS.”

Dwight Clark speaks on Dwight Clark Celebration Day recognizing the 1981 team during half time as the Dallas Cowboys face the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Sunday, October 22, 2017.

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