Wade Wilson, a former NFL QB and assistant coach for the Dallas Cowboys, has died at the age of 60. The cause of death of the late sportsperson is yet to be disclosed.
The team confirmed his death to media. He reportedly died on Friday, February 1, at his home in the Dallas suburb of Coppell.
According to police, a 911 call was made from Wilson's home, calling that Wilson was unresponsive and CPR was in progress. When emergency personnel arrived at the scene, they found him dead.
Wilson served as a quarterbacks coach for Cowboys from 2007 to '17. He left coaching last year after the team opted not to keep him on staff.
Of Wilson's passing, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said in a statement,
Wade was a cherished and valued member of our organization as a player, a coach and a wonderful friend. This is a sad day for all members of the Cowboys family as we have lost a truly great man.
Wilson's former teammates and players, including Emmitt Smith, Troy Aikman and Jason Witten, paid tribute to him on Twitter.
Sad news today as we lost a teammate far too soon. Wade Wilson was my backup from 1995-‘97 and my QB coach my last season in 2000. Prayers for his children and family. #RIP— Troy Aikman (@TroyAikman) February 1, 2019
Wilson also played for the Oakland Raiders, Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints. He also played 10 seasons for the Minnesota Vikings, leading the team to the 1987 NFC Championship Game.
Rest In Peace Wade Wilson!
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