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Former Lady Vols head coach Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I history, passed away Tuesday morning. She was 64. Per ESPN:
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Summitt led the Lady Vols to 1,098 victories -- the most in Division I college basketball history (men or women) ­­-- before stepping down in 2012, one year after announcing she had early onset dementia, Alzheimer's type.

Her son, Tyler Summitt, issued a statement Tuesday morning saying his mother died peacefully at the Sherrill Hills retirement facility in Knoxville surrounded by those who loved her most.

"Since 2011, my mother has battled her toughest opponent, early onset dementia, 'Alzheimer's Type,' and she did so with bravely fierce determination just as she did with every opponent she ever faced," Tyler Summitt said. "Even though it's incredibly difficult to come to terms that she is no longer with us, we can all find peace in knowing she no longer carries the heavy burden of this disease."
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Our condolences to Pat Summitt's family & Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball.
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genuineLSUtiger97 months
RIP Pat Summit. Legendary coach and human being.
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moon97 months
RIP Coach I hate Alzheimers Disease. I lost my Grandmother to it. Such a terrible way to die. We need to find a cure.
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Lordofwrath8897 months
Every Pat Summitt-coached player who completed her eligibility at Tennessee graduated. 38 Years. Every Player.
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