Former San Francisco 49ers Wide Receiver Dwight Clark dies of ALS aged 61

Updated On 05 Jun, 2018 Published On

The former San Francisco 49ers player Dwight Clark dies at age 61 on Monday, June 4, after a hard-fought battle with ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

The wife of the wide receiver of 49ers, Kelly was sad to announce his demise on Clark's official Twitter account. She said from the post that she lost her husband and best friend. She then added that her husband passed peacefully. 

Furthermore, Kelly also thanked all of their friends, teammates, and 49ers fans who had sent their love during his battle with ALS. 

Later, the team also released a statement that grieved the loss of Clark. In the statement, the team stated that the 49ers family had suffered a tremendous loss with the demise of Dwight Clark. 

The team statement further added,

We extend our condolences and prayers to Dwight's Wife, Kelly, his family, friends, and fans, as we join together to mourn the death of one of the most beloved figures in 49ers. 

Clark was known on the pitch as The Catch as he was one of the greatest receiving ends in the NFL history. 

The athlete revealed in 2017 that he had been diagnosed with ALS.