Hank Steinbrenner, co-owner of Major League Baseball (MLB) team New York Yankees, breathed his last at his home in Clearwater, Florida. Hank was 63 and was battling an undisclosed illness for a long time now. He was New York Yankees’ 11th co-chairperson. In 2010, following the death of his father George Steinbrenner, Hank along with his younger brother Hal Steinbrenner assumed charge of New York Yankees team as co-owners. Doug Sanders, 20-Time PGA Tour Winner, Dies at 86.

“Hank was a genuine and gentle spirit who treasured the deep relationships he formed with those closest to him. He was introduced to the Yankees organisation at a very young age, and his love for sports and competition continued to burn brightly throughout his life. Hank could be direct and outspoken, but in the very same conversation show great tenderness and light-heartedness,” the Steinbrenner family said in a statement.

“More than anything, he set an example for all of us in how comfortably he lived enjoying his personal passions and pursuits. We are profoundly saddened to have lost him and will carry his memory with us always,” it read further. Peter Bonetti, Chelsea Legendary Goalkeeper, Dies at 78.

Apart from his engagement with the New York Yankees, Hank also looked after the family horse business. He was also a board member of the Ocala Breeders Sales Company. Hank is survived by his four children and a granddaughter.

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