Kevin Greene dead at 58 – NFL legend hailed as one of the greatest ever pass-rushers passes away

NFL Hall of Famer Kevin Greene, a legendary linebacker, has died at just 58 years old.

Greene’s family and the Hall of Fame both confirmed his passing on Monday.

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Legendary linebacker Kevin Greene passed away[/caption]

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Greene played 15 seasons in the NFL[/caption]

No cause of death has been disclosed as of yet.

“The entire Pro Football Hall of Fame family mourns the passing of Kevin Greene,” Hall of Fame President and CEO David Baker said in a statement.

“I regarded him as a personal friend and a true Hall of Famer in every sense. He possessed the most incredible can-do attitude of anyone I ever met.

“He was a great player, but more than that, he was a great man. Our thoughts and prayers are with Kevin’s wife, Tara, and their entire family.”

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Greene played from 1985 to 1999[/caption]

Greene played for multiple teams in the league throughout his 15-season career, including the Rams, Steelers, Panthers and 49ers.

The legendary linebacker finished his career with 160 sacks, making him third in NFL history.

He was first drafted by the Rams in 1985 and played until 1999.

He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2016.

Greene also had a brief wrestling career with WCW – while he was still playing in the NFL.

He also worked as a coach for the Green Bay Packers and the New York Jets after his retirement, according to ESPN.

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