Twins great Harmon Killebrew passed away Tuesday morning.
The Hall of Famer was diagnosed with esophageal cancer this past December. Chemotherapy and radiation treatments were suspended last week and he entered hospice care.
Team president Dave St. Peter released the following statement.
"No individual has ever meant more to the Minnesota Twins organization and millions of fans across Twins territory than Harmon Killebrew. Harmon will long be remembered as one of the most prolific home run hitters in the history of the game and the leader of a group of players who helped lay the foundation for the long-term success of the Twins franchise and Major League Baseball in the Upper Midwest. However, more importantly, Harmon’s legacy will be the class, dignity and humility he demonstrated each and every day as a Hall of Fame-quality husband, father, friend, teammate and man. The Twins extend heartfelt sympathies and prayers to the Killebrew family at this difficult time."
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