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SteelerNation1
06-06-2008, 02:39 PM
I just got a text from kdka.com that Dwight White is dead. I'll post a link as soon as i find one. How sad.

SteelerNation1
06-06-2008, 02:42 PM
From steelers.com



The Steelers are saddened by the death of Dwight White today, a member of the Steel Curtain and the Steelers 75th Season All-Time Team.



Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, June 11 at noon at Calvary Episcopal Church, 315 Shady Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206



Please note that in lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Dwight’s memory be sent to The August Wilson Center of African American Culture at 425 Sixth Avenue, Suite 1750, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.







Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney on the Death of Dwight White





Dwight White was one of the greatest players to ever wear a Steelers uniform. He was a key member of the Steel Curtain defense and a member of the greatest defensive line in NFL history. He played with a relentlessness that led us to four Super Bowl titles in the 1970s. Dwight refused to be denied, as was evidenced when he walked out of the hospital with pneumonia to play in Super Bowl IX and had an outstanding game, scoring our first points by sacking Fran Tarkenton for a safety.



Dwight will be remembered by those who knew him even more for being a wonderful and caring person. He was committed to the city of Pittsburgh and was always willing to lend a helping hand to those less fortunate than himself. Our prayers go out to his family. We will miss Dwight, but we will never forget everything he meant to the Steelers organization.





Steelers President Art Rooney II on the Death of Dwight White





We have lost an important member of the Steelers family in Dwight White. His sudden death is a shock to us all. He was a dear friend.



Dwight should be remembered by fans as a great football player, one who perhaps did not receive the accolades he deserved for helping make the Steelers truly a national team. He always seemed to rise to the occasion when it counted most, and added an element of toughness that was synonymous with our teams of the 1970s.



We all knew him as “Mad Dog”, but Dwight was a caring person who was very active in local charities. He also had a special gift that enabled him to liven up any room that he entered. Our prayers go out to Dwight’s family at this extremely difficult time. They will remain a member of the Steelers family, just as Dwight will always be in our thoughts.

RuthlessBurgher
06-06-2008, 02:43 PM
From Steelers.com:


The Steelers are saddened by the death of Dwight White today, a member of the Steel Curtain and the Steelers 75th Season All-Time Team.



Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, June 11 at noon at Calvary Episcopal Church, 315 Shady Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206



Please note that in lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Dwight’s memory be sent to The August Wilson Center of African American Culture at 425 Sixth Avenue, Suite 1750, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.







Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney on the Death of Dwight White





Dwight White was one of the greatest players to ever wear a Steelers uniform. He was a key member of the Steel Curtain defense and a member of the greatest defensive line in NFL history. He played with a relentlessness that led us to four Super Bowl titles in the 1970s. Dwight refused to be denied, as was evidenced when he walked out of the hospital with pneumonia to play in Super Bowl IX and had an outstanding game, scoring our first points by sacking Fran Tarkenton for a safety.



Dwight will be remembered by those who knew him even more for being a wonderful and caring person. He was committed to the city of Pittsburgh and was always willing to lend a helping hand to those less fortunate than himself. Our prayers go out to his family. We will miss Dwight, but we will never forget everything he meant to the Steelers organization.





Steelers President Art Rooney II on the Death of Dwight White





We have lost an important member of the Steelers family in Dwight White. His sudden death is a shock to us all. He was a dear friend.



Dwight should be remembered by fans as a great football player, one who perhaps did not receive the accolades he deserved for helping make the Steelers truly a national team. He always seemed to rise to the occasion when it counted most, and added an element of toughness that was synonymous with our teams of the 1970s.



We all knew him as “Mad Dog”, but Dwight was a caring person who was very active in local charities. He also had a special gift that enabled him to liven up any room that he entered. Our prayers go out to Dwight’s family at this extremely difficult time. They will remain a member of the Steelers family, just as Dwight will always be in our thoughts.

motter1975
06-06-2008, 02:45 PM
Here's what I found on Steelers.com
http://news.steelers.com/article/90640/


The Steelers are saddened by the death of Dwight White today, a member of the Steel Curtain and the Steelers 75th Season All-Time Team.

Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, June 11 at noon at Calvary Episcopal Church, 315 Shady Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Please note that in lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Dwight’s memory be sent to The August Wilson Center of African American Culture at 425 Sixth Avenue, Suite 1750, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney on the Death of Dwight White

Dwight White was one of the greatest players to ever wear a Steelers uniform. He was a key member of the Steel Curtain defense and a member of the greatest defensive line in NFL history. He played with a relentlessness that led us to four Super Bowl titles in the 1970s. Dwight refused to be denied, as was evidenced when he walked out of the hospital with pneumonia to play in Super Bowl IX and had an outstanding game, scoring our first points by sacking Fran Tarkenton for a safety.

Dwight will be remembered by those who knew him even more for being a wonderful and caring person. He was committed to the city of Pittsburgh and was always willing to lend a helping hand to those less fortunate than himself. Our prayers go out to his family. We will miss Dwight, but we will never forget everything he meant to the Steelers organization.

Steelers President Art Rooney II on the Death of Dwight White

We have lost an important member of the Steelers family in Dwight White. His sudden death is a shock to us all. He was a dear friend.

Dwight should be remembered by fans as a great football player, one who perhaps did not receive the accolades he deserved for helping make the Steelers truly a national team. He always seemed to rise to the occasion when it counted most, and added an element of toughness that was synonymous with our teams of the 1970s.

We all knew him as “Mad Dog”, but Dwight was a caring person who was very active in local charities. He also had a special gift that enabled him to liven up any room that he entered. Our prayers go out to Dwight’s family at this extremely difficult time. They will remain a member of the Steelers family, just as Dwight will always be in our thoughts.


How sad! :cry: :cry:

RuthlessBurgher
06-06-2008, 02:47 PM
R.I.P. Mad Dog.

On Wikipedia, it says that he died due to complications that arose from a recent hip surgery.

I remember a few years ago, Max Starks happened to be dating his daughter (the fact that they both wore #78 was a coincidence). Does anyone know if they are still together?

Steely76
06-06-2008, 02:51 PM
R.I.P Mad Dog. I enjoyed the many years of watching you dominate.

costanza2k1
06-06-2008, 03:03 PM
Man that is insane...the highlight of last years Ravens game was partying with him at the Hilton bar last year. He was a good man from what I could tell.

motter1975
06-06-2008, 03:04 PM
Sorry for the redundant posts of the article...I swear they weren't there when I started my reply... :oops: :oops: :oops:

Djfan
06-06-2008, 03:10 PM
It's been a painful year for the Steeler Nation.

SteelHoss
06-06-2008, 03:18 PM
Wow. Man. Ernie in a car accident just a few months ago and now Dwight. I met both of these guys on more than one occasion back in the days of glory. I knew most of the members of those teams largely on a professional basis. Some very good memories.
RIP Dwight and thank you very much. I am truly sadened.

Les 74
06-06-2008, 03:21 PM
WOW!!!RIP Mr. White.My dad used to brag of you often.You will be missed.

JAR
06-06-2008, 04:35 PM
Sad news. R.I.P. Dwight...

NC Steeler Fan
06-06-2008, 04:42 PM
Omigod, I just sat and talked with him and had a picture made giving
him a hug last year at training camp. He had the best sense of humor
and was baiting all the other "player" coaches all day long; you couldn't
help but love the guy's personality.

I'm sad. Real sad. :(

NKySteeler
06-06-2008, 04:54 PM
He was quite a character.... Does anyone else remember the extended interview with him and the rest of the curtain down in Miami before the SB?....

Fly with the angels, Dwight...

proudpittsburgher
06-06-2008, 05:04 PM
Steeler Nation mourns on this day.
RIP.
:cry:

Shawn
06-06-2008, 07:22 PM
Dayum...sad. I just got a Dwight White autographed ball the other day in the mail. This is certainly a sad day in the Steeler Nation.

stlrz d
06-06-2008, 07:23 PM
Sad news. R.I.P. Dwight...

Welcome to the board JAR.



RIP DW. :cry:

58 is way too young. :cry:

Flasteel
06-06-2008, 08:29 PM
Ezekiel on the Trib board apparently is Dwight's first cousin and posted on his passing early this afternoon. Another sad day for the Steeler Nation. RIP Mad Dog.

Iron Shiek
06-06-2008, 10:14 PM
I remember when Ernie passed seeing a thread on trib about the high number of deaths recently in the Steeler family, and its very, very sad that the total has grown today. What a shame...Rest in Peace DW

Ozey74
06-06-2008, 10:42 PM
RIP Mr. White. You brought joy to many around the world. This time last year, all 4 members of the Steel Curtain were with us and no one had any reason to think that we would lose two of them such a short period of time......

That's the way life is.

AngryAsian
06-07-2008, 09:12 AM
Having never grown up in the area, I never had the opportunity to acquire such great personal memories that you all have had. It is something that when your childhood heroes growing up are mentioned in stories that give them regular faces, in amicable situations, being as down to earth as any acquaintance you might find in a chance meeting. You would think that it would bring there status down from their lofty iconic state... but it actually does the opposite. Our heroes were not only giants in our eyes but men.... all too human, men. That's why its very sad when they depart... but in reality they never really die. The candle that burns twice as bright burns half as long. We have had many bright candles in our team history, that's why The Nation can be comforted that as long as we remember them, in all their Black and Gold Super Bowl Winning glory... they'll never die, and will continue to live on in our hearts and minds. Here's to our immortal heroes.

MeetJoeGreene
06-07-2008, 09:17 AM
As an ironic coincidence, SB XIII was on NFLN last night.

They showed a nice clip of #78 waiving the cheering on the sidelines.

And in the interview section, he had a great line -- something to the effect of "Do I believe the Cowboys suffered too much for their loss? NO!!! I don't think they suffered ENOUGH!!".

I turned to my wife and said. He died today. How bizarre.

BIG FAN
06-07-2008, 11:38 PM
So very sad to hear this news.
D.W. you will always live in the hearts of all Steeler Nation.