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Mike Leach, Mississippi State football coach, dies at 61

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Mississippi State head football coach Mike Leach died Monday night following complications from a heart condition, the university announced in a statement. Leach was 61. 

“Mike was a giving and attentive husband, father and grandfather,” the Leach family said in the statement. “He was able to participate in organ donation at UMMC as a final act of charity. We are supported and uplifted by the outpouring of love and prayers from family, friends, Mississippi State University, the hospital staff, and football fans around the world. Thank you for sharing in the joy of our beloved husband and father’s life.”  

On Sunday, MSU athletics confirmed that Leach had been hospitalized for a “personal health issue” and was eventually transferred to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi.

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