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George Steinbrenner died Tuesday morning, a person close to the longtime New York Yankees owner told The Associated Press.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had not yet made the announcement.
WABC-TV in New York reported that Steinbrenner, the Yankees' owner since 1973, suffered a massive heart attack.
According to reports, Steinbrenner, who celebrated his 80th birthday on July 4, was taken to a Tampa hospital after emergency crews responded to his home Monday night.
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