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A Statement from Kathie Heimerdinger

Here is what Dinger's wife said in a statement today:

"We have been overwhelmed and incredibly touched by all of the support that we have felt from family, friends, fellow coaches, players, fans and the league this past year," Kathie Heimerdinger said in a statement forwarded to PFT. "It is with a heavy heart, but a trust in God, that we say goodbye to our beloved Dinger who lost his courageous battle with cancer yesterday. Mike approached cancer with the same vigor and tenacity that he approached any football game — to win. Even in the final minutes he never gave up — that was our Dinger. He was a deeply devoted husband and father, loving son and brother, loyal friend and committed coach who loved the game and life. The coming days will be challenging for our family and we graciously and respectfully ask that you allow us to grieve privately."

It is just crazy how fast this goes sometimes. He was diagnosed less than a year ago.

(via PFT)