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06-06-2008, 02:39 PM
Just got a text message from KDKA that the Steelers have confirmed the death of Dwight White.

Wow!! Unbelieveable!!

So long Mad-dog!!

06-06-2008, 02:52 PM
The Steelers are saddened by the death of Dwight White today, a member of the Steel Curtain and the Steelers 75th Season All-Time Team.
Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, June 11 at noon at Calvary Episcopal Church, 315 Shady Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Please note that in lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Dwight’s memory be sent to The August Wilson Center of African American Culture at 425 Sixth Avenue, Suite 1750, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney on the Death of Dwight White...
Dwight White was one of the greatest players to ever wear a Steelers uniform. He was a key member of the Steel Curtain defense and a member of the greatest defensive line in NFL history. He played with a relentlessness that led us to four Super Bowl titles in the 1970s. Dwight refused to be denied, as was evidenced when he walked out of the hospital with pneumonia to play in Super Bowl IX and had an outstanding game, scoring our first points by sacking Fran Tarkenton for a safety.
Dwight will be remembered by those who knew him even more for being a wonderful and caring person. He was committed to the city of Pittsburgh and was always willing to lend a helping hand to those less fortunate than himself. Our prayers go out to his family. We will miss Dwight, but we will never forget everything he meant to the Steelers organization.

Steelers President Art Rooney II on the Death of Dwight White....

We have lost an important member of the Steelers family in Dwight White. His sudden death is a shock to us all. He was a dear friend.Dwight should be remembered by fans as a great football player, one who perhaps did not receive the accolades he deserved for helping make the Steelers truly a national team. He always seemed to rise to the occasion when it counted most, and added an element of toughness that was synonymous with our teams of the 1970s.We all knew him as “Mad Dog”, but Dwight was a caring person who was very active in local charities. He also had a special gift that enabled him to liven up any room that he entered. Our prayers go out to Dwight’s family at this extremely difficult time. They will remain a member of the Steelers family, just as Dwight will always be in our thoughts.

06-06-2008, 02:57 PM
Rip big boy

06-06-2008, 02:58 PM
Damn, Just met him about two years ago! RIP

06-06-2008, 03:07 PM
Geez, nobody saw this coming :( This really sux, he was a helluva nice guy both times I met him and definitely a legend not only in Pittsburgh but in the NFL.

06-06-2008, 03:12 PM
Very sad indeed. A pivotal member of the best line of all time. RIP Mad Dog.

06-06-2008, 03:29 PM
wow...just got this text also..actually got to meet him a few years ago...R.I.P

06-06-2008, 03:42 PM
He is probably close to my dads age, so it really makes you think about how short life is!

06-06-2008, 04:15 PM
RIP Dwight.Thanks for the memories:pray:

06-06-2008, 04:43 PM
Just read this and came over to say....Rest in Peace. So many memories.

06-06-2008, 05:42 PM
Rest in peace Dwight! My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

06-06-2008, 05:46 PM
RIP, Dwight White.

06-06-2008, 08:23 PM
RIP Mad Dog!

06-06-2008, 11:56 PM
I heard on our local news that he died in a Pittsburgh hospital after having a surgery--it wasn't disclosed what kind of surgery or what went wrong...it also said he was 58 yrs old.

I feel bad for his family, and my thoughts go out to them.

06-07-2008, 12:08 AM
My condolences go out to Dwight Whites family on this sudden and unexpected loss of a great football player..........RIP Dwight:crying:

06-07-2008, 09:53 AM
White was a great player. Although I'm a Cowboys fan, I always admired White and the Steel curtain. RIP!

06-07-2008, 03:27 PM
RIP White...

kdka.com has a video of their news cast on the story. They have some of the steelers talking about what a great guy he was and how much he meant to the team.

06-08-2008, 12:43 AM
Sad Day in steeler nation,,,,,,,,,,You'll be missed Mad Dog R.I.P.

06-08-2008, 01:48 AM
He is probably close to my dads age, so it really makes you think about how short life is!

he was 58 wasnt he? I bet he was close to ur age too....b/c he's close to my dads age

whats funny is none of us would a have cared if he didnt play football.........


BlacknGold Bleeder
06-08-2008, 10:28 AM
R.I.P. to Dwight "Mad dog" White.

Died from complications to back surgery.

06-08-2008, 10:39 AM
God Bless! :tt02:

06-08-2008, 02:25 PM
R.I.P. to Dwight "Mad dog" White.

Died from complications to back surgery.


06-08-2008, 03:10 PM
Wow, that's really sad. What happened?

Steeler Nation will miss you Dwight! :(


06-09-2008, 07:57 AM
Rip Mad Dog

06-09-2008, 09:13 AM
Dag....first Holmes and now White! Unbelievable!

Thanks for the memories, Mad Dog....R.I.P.