Dwight Clark, a legend on the San Francisco 49ers and famous for the play with Joe Montana later dubbed "The Catch" died Monday at his home in Montana.
Clark, who had been battling ALS since he first began feeling weakness in his left hand in September of 2015, was 61 years old.
Clark first disclosed his diagnosis in March 2017 and said he began feeling weak in 2015. After what he called months of tests and treatment, Clark was diagnosed with ALS, which is also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
In the time since his diagnosis, Clark said he had lost strength in both hands, his midsection, lower back and his right leg while also losing significant weight.
We are so sad for his family's loss. Not only was Dwight a great ball player but he was a heck of a nice guy.
His wife Kelly made the formal announcement on Twitter:
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
If you've never seen the infamous play called "The Catch" between Dwight and former 49er, Joe Montana, we've got it for you below.
Dwight, you will be missed.
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