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Former Grambling Coach dies after complications from surgery

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GRAMBLING, La. -

Eddie Robinson, Jr., son of legendary Grambling State University coach Eddie Robinson, passed away last night, following complications from heart surgery.

Many of Grambling's athletes referred to the him as "Coach Junior."

"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," Robinson's family said in a statement released on Wednesday night.  "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."

Visitation and funeral arrangements will be announced in the coming days.

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