iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Former boxing champion Aaron Pryor died of heart disease Sunday morning at the age of 60, according to ESPN.
An all-time great junior welterweight, Pryor is rememberd for two famous knockouts he had over Alexis Arguello. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1996, according to ESPN.
Pryor is survived by wife, Frankie, two sons, a daughter, and three grandsons. Aaron’s widow, Frankie, released a statement on his passing.
“We are heartbroken and sad to announce that our beloved Aaron passed away at home surrounded by his family at 5:57 a.m. He was known around the world as ‘The Hawk’ but to our family he was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. We appreciate the outpouring of condolences and sympathy and ask that our family be allowed time to grieve and mourn his loss. We will announce plans for a public memorial shortly.”
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