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Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner has died after a massive heart attack.

The heart attack happened at 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday July 13th and Steinbrenner was rushed to a local hospital according to WABC-TC.

Steinbrenner knew of his bad health and even renounced his duties of the Yankees day-to-day chief operator.

George was and always will be one of the most prominent and successful owner of any sport franchise.

Within his 35 years of owning the Yankees, he brought in 11 American league Pennants and more importantly 7 World Series Titles.

He was known for his aggressive free agent shopping spree and was a colorful and business savvy guy, giving him the nickname “The Boss.”

When he purchased the franchise for $8.8 million in 1973, many believed the franchise was a bust and ready for their dominant franchise to be over.

However, not only did Steinbrenner turn the Yankees into a powerhouse, but also turned them into a billion dollar team, making them one of if not the richest team in sports entertainment.

With the recent lost of long time announcer Bob Sheppard just 2 days ago, the Yankees are losing the heart of their franchise, but can only hope to get stronger from the tragedies.

Stay tuned to Hip-Hop Wired for more information regarding the death.

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