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Lambertfan
06-06-2008, 01:48 PM
Comlipications from back surgery,passed away this afternoon. Had blood clots and developed liver failure..sad!!!!

Lambertfan
06-06-2008, 01:52 PM
OK my cousin works across the hall from his office and knows him. She just sent an e mail. 2 weeks ago he had back surgery and had gotten blood clots and was in ICU on life support and was being weaned over when his live shut down.....

Lord Stiller
06-06-2008, 01:55 PM
link??????

Dino 6 Rings
06-06-2008, 01:56 PM
58 years old. so sad.

Lambertfan
06-06-2008, 01:56 PM
http://www.wpxi.com/sports/16527857/detail.html?treets=burg&tid=2654398296813&tml=burg_break&tmi=burg_break_1_01420306062008&ts=H

fansince'76
06-06-2008, 02:08 PM
That truly sucks. RIP, Dwight. :tombstone

RoethlisBURGHer
06-06-2008, 02:32 PM
Rest In Peace

BlastFurnace
06-06-2008, 02:55 PM
We'll miss you Dwight. You gave us fans...people who barely knew you...a lot of great memories.

SteelCityMan786
06-06-2008, 03:00 PM
http://post-gazette.com/pg/08158/887963-66.stm
Former Steeler Dwight White dies
Friday, June 06, 2008
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Former Steelers defensive end Dwight White, 58, has died. Mr. White had surgery and then had been re-hospitalized last week.

Mr. White was a member of the Steel Curtain, the defensive line that helped lead the Steelers to four Super Bowl titles in the 1970s.

Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday at noon at Calvary Episcopal Church, 315 Shady Ave. in Shadyside.

Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney issued the following statement today:

"Dwight White was one of the greatest players to ever wear a Steelers uniform. . . . Dwight refused to be denied, as was evidenced when he walked out of the hospital with pneumonia to play in Super Bowl IX and had an outstanding game, scoring our first points by sacking Fran Tarkenton for a safety.

"Dwight will be remembered by those who knew him even more for being a wonderful and caring person. He was committed to the city of Pittsburgh and was always willing to lend a helping hand to those less fortunate than himself. Our prayers go out to his family. We will miss Dwight, but we will never forget everything he meant to the Steelers organization."

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Dwight's memory be sent to The August Wilson Center of African American Culture at 425 Sixth Ave., Suite 1750, Pittsburgh 15219.

touchdownward
06-06-2008, 03:05 PM
His name takes me back to my childhood.
May he rest in peace.

tony hipchest
06-06-2008, 03:06 PM
very sucky indeed. even worse that it doesnt seem like it was his time. i dont think anybody expects to die from a routine surgery. but then again, no invasive procedure is truly "routine".

the latest i remember seeing him is for the "Americas Game" series on nfl network. he was great and provided some of my favorite commentary of any of the 5 made for the steelers.

RIP

its sad. many of our heros groing up are gonna be gone...

Elvis
06-06-2008, 03:17 PM
man... what a shock!!
I just dont really know what to say
God Bless Ya Dwight and your family that you have left behind in sadness. You know what folks? This could happen to any of us at anytime... just be prepared and that is all I am saying..

43Hitman
06-06-2008, 03:18 PM
Truly a sad day for the White family, Rooney family, and all of Steeler Nation. My condolences to the White family. That guy was one of my favorites.


I think that all of Steeler Nation needs to have one big group hug.:hug:

MACH1
06-06-2008, 03:25 PM
Thats so sad.
May he go to a better place. R.I.P.

SteelerFanInCA
06-06-2008, 03:27 PM
Thanks for the memories Dwight. May you rest in peace.

BlastFurnace
06-06-2008, 03:33 PM
man... what a shock!!
I just dont really know what to say
God Bless Ya Dwight and your family that you have left behind in sadness. You know what folks? This could happen to any of us at anytime... just be prepared and that is all I am saying..

You're exactly right on this one. As Hezekiah was told in the Old Testament...we need to have our house in order. Life is so short...and so precious. Football is so fun...but so meaningless.

We need to enjoy every moment.

Hammer Of The GODS
06-06-2008, 03:44 PM
RIP DW.............

As long as there is a Steeler fan drawing breath he will be remembered............

Therefore he shall live on forever...........for the Steeler nation shall never die!

GO BURGH!

Atlanta Dan
06-06-2008, 03:58 PM
Damn:banging:

One of my favorite 70s Steelers and someone who illustrated Coach Noll's adage, from an era where you were not finacially set for life by playing pro ball, that your life's work began after your NFL career.

50% of the Steel Curtain passes within months of each other

R.I.P. Mad Dog

OneForTheToe
06-06-2008, 04:03 PM
RIP Dwight White.

It is unbelievable the tragedy that has followed so many former Steelers over these past years. So many lost before their time.

Truly sad.


Add Holmes anf White and the number would seem to be 20 former players between 35 and 58 since 2000. :crying02:


http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/search/s_462321.html

Cape Cod Steel Head
06-06-2008, 04:07 PM
R.I.P. Dwight!

Preacher
06-06-2008, 05:07 PM
Some ass on a Brown's board is claiming steroids.

http://thebrownsboard.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/7246085224/m/7301008145/r/1741018145#1741018145

I swear their jealousy never ends.

RIP Dwight White.

Steel Buckeye
06-06-2008, 05:15 PM
I got the chance to meet Dwight last year at an autograph signing , he was a really nice guy who seemed excited to meet the fans. I'm saddened to hear of Dwight's passing, RIP.

PisnNapalm
06-06-2008, 05:16 PM
http://www.pisnnapalm.com/smilies_files/tombstone.gif RIP Dwight.... You were a man for the ages.

Preacher
06-06-2008, 05:25 PM
I got the chance to meet Dwight last year at an autograph signing , he was a really nice guy who seemed excited to meet the fans. I'm saddened to hear of Dwight's passing, RIP.

That is great to hear. Sure is nice when players remember that it is the fans that gave them the opportunity. Without the fans, there would be no professional sport.

tony hipchest
06-06-2008, 05:33 PM
Some ass on a Brown's board is claiming steroids.

http://thebrownsboard.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/7246085224/m/7301008145/r/1741018145#1741018145

I swear their jealousy never ends.

RIP Dwight White.

Average life span of american male: 75.2 years.
Average life span of Steroid-soaked Steelers of 70's and 80's: 43.5 years
Average time it takes someone to fall asleep during one of Preacher's Sunday sermons: 1.4 minutes.

:toofunny:

sorry to laugh preacher... :cheers:

but what an ignorant fogducker moron.

i should probably join just to be a complete bastard and get banned.

HometownGal
06-06-2008, 05:33 PM
Dwight White was not only a great football player, but a great person. He was involved in many humanitarian efforts and charities. I met him at an autograph session a few years ago and he not only was a true gentleman, but had a fantastic sense of humor!

RIP #78 - you will always remain in our black 'n gold hearts. :tombstone :hug:

Preacher
06-06-2008, 05:34 PM
:toofunny:

sorry to laugh preacher... :cheers:

Average time it takes someone to fall asleep during one of Preacher's Sunday sermons: 1.4 minutes.


Funny thing... I actually make the same comments myself!!

You know... just like other sites... there are some cool people there that give me a different perspective. Then, there are some real idiots.

LambertIsGod58
06-06-2008, 05:34 PM
I too had the opportunity to mee Dwight on several occassions. He was always a nice guy. I have one pic of myself with the Front Four that was taken candid, and Dwight grabbed my by the throat with a scowl on his face. I'll try and put it on the site. Dwight was family to me as most of the 70's players were. RIP Dwight...I'll miss you Mad Dog.

millwalldavey
06-06-2008, 06:11 PM
RIP Dwight. Even the true warriors are immortal like us all.

blkngld68
06-06-2008, 06:15 PM
Sad day indeed in the Steeler Nation.:crying02:

Thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Steeler in Carolina
06-06-2008, 10:16 PM
RIP Mad Dog.

SteelersMongol
06-07-2008, 03:36 AM
Rest in peace. U'll B missed.

Galax Steeler
06-07-2008, 03:37 AM
So sad R.I.P MAD DOG.

4xSBChamps
06-07-2008, 09:06 AM
..... it doesnt seem like it was his time....

..... that can be said for so-many of the Steelers of the '70s.....

:mad:

White was my younger-brother's favorite-player.

I didn't find-out until I read the Tampa Tribune this morning, and all it said was 'an undisclosed-reason'.....

I had a chance to meet a few of the players after the 1st SB win in January of '75, and they related just-how sick White really was, leading up-to that game.

he and Fats will be terrorizing QBs & RBs in heaven from now-on.....

Damn..... just-DAMN.....

St33lersguy
06-07-2008, 10:03 AM
:crying02: Mad dog will be sorely missed forever. Rest in peace

stillers4me
06-07-2008, 10:51 AM
God is certainly putting together an awesome team in heaven.........and so many of them are Steelers.

RIP, Mad Dog.

Edman
06-07-2008, 06:33 PM
I was about to comment, but had problems getting onto the site. Once again, I wasn't alive during the 70's but it's always sad to see a former Steelers great pass on.

RIP Mad Dog.

JAG151
06-07-2008, 06:52 PM
I wrote in anouther thread about meeting Dwight White this year, http://forums.steelersfever.com/showthread.php?t=24081 I was so excited!! I just cant believe this! I'm so lucky to have met him. He really loved being there with everyone, there was a little red head girl in front of me and he was singing " The sun will come out tomorrow" (from Little Orphan Annie) and in the next breath he was putting on his "game face" for us. He was so great, even as he was leaving walking down the hall he was signing autographs for anyone that would ask him. Truely a great man both on and off of the field. He will be missed by many!
RIP Mad Dog!!

NV STEELERS 723
06-07-2008, 11:47 PM
RIP Mad Dog..! May god bless you and your family. Thanks for being a STEELER all your life!!!!

LVSteelersfan
06-08-2008, 02:19 AM
RIP Mad Dog. Man, what a shock watching the heroes of my childhood dying right and left. People like Mad Dog have more class in their middle finger than the gangstas of today like Michael Vick, Pacman Jones, Chris Henry, Ray Lewis etc.

redst3
06-08-2008, 03:41 AM
Mad Dog…..

Another tiny piece of my childhood gone….I remember….

The gap in your teeth….the slight inflection of African American dialect (and the southern drawl)…..Kermit the Frog on the bench….You playing with pneumonia in the 1st Super Bowl…..the cover of time magazine…..you still being pissed about the omission from the team photograph in 1975…..You and Fats in the same span of a few months......We still have LC and Mean Joe

58 is too young.

-Steve

k7brown
06-08-2008, 07:43 AM
Thoughts and Prayers to the family and friends of the great Dwight White.

Mamaduck43
06-08-2008, 02:45 PM
R.I.P. Dwight White - - you are already missed, but will be part of some of the best memories of my life forever.... So sad that he has left us at such a young age.....

Atlanta Dan
06-09-2008, 11:33 AM
Nice comment by Peter King in his MMQB column today on Dwight

I think one of the most underrated football players of his day was Dwight White, the vastly underappreciated defensive end with the Steelers who died last week at 58. White died of complications after back surgery, and he went about as quietly as he came.

If you talk to Steelers from that era about what made their team go, they'd always emphasize the lesser guys like White and Ernie Holmes, because of the emphasis Chuck Noll placed on playing a true team defense, which meant White might get more opportunities to wreak havoc one week and Joe Greene the next. That's the thing about the Pittsburgh defense from that era that people who are too young to remember should know: It would not have been the long-term great defense it became without unselfish players such as White.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/writers/peter_king/06/08/offseason/2.html

One minor point - cannot agree with King that a world class on the field trash talker like Mad Dog was "quiet.":chuckle:

CanadianSteel
06-10-2008, 04:09 PM
RIP Dwight - I too loved his commentarry on the America's game series.

You will be misssed but also remembered for all the joy you brought to Steeler fans, the game of football, and your legacy....

KeiselPower99
06-15-2008, 07:55 PM
Rest in Peace. I saw that last week and was totally in shock. Awesome member of the Steel Curtain. Sad if ya think about it he is the 4th Steeler to pass away this year.