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Son of Grambling legend dies

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The son of legendary Grambling coach Eddie Robinson, Eddie Robinson, Jr. passed away Wednesday.  In the official statement released by the family they say It is with indescribable sorrow that we share the news that our beloved Eddie Robinson, Jr. has passed away due to complications resulting from heart surgery.

Eddie, who shared his father Eddie Robinson, Sr.'s life-long love for football and the student-athletes who fondly refer to him as "Coach, Jr." was a cherished husband to his late wife Gloria, our son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many.

Eddie cared for his family unfailingly and without complaint and continued to contribute his time and skills to the Grambling State University football program through last season.

It was, perhaps, Eddie's passion for sports and the youth that define him best.  Each year he looked forward to hosting summer football camps in honor of his father and enlisting colleagues and friends to impart fundamentals of the sport and life lessons on camp participants.

Our family is grateful for the outpouring of love and support we continue to receive.  We ask for your continued prayers as we look to God for our strength and understanding.

-Mrs. Doris M. Robinson and the Robinson Family

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