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.
I’m heartbroken to tell you that today I lost my best friend and husband. He passed peacefully surrounded by many of the people he loved most. I am thankful for all of Dwight’s friends, teammates and 49ers fans who have sent their love during his battle with ALS. Kelly Clark.
— Dwight Clark (@DwightC87) June 4, 2018
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.