Ernie Banks Died From Heart Attack, Attorney Says

CBS Chicago

(CBS) — An attorney for the family of Cubs legend Ernie Banks revealed that he died from a heart attack on Friday. It was seven days before his 84th birthday.

The announcement came at a press conference on Sunday. Joined by members of her family at a downtown hotel, Banks’ widow Liz said her husband was beloved and will be deeply missed.

“It is certainly a sad day for us,” she said.

Since the death of “Mr. Cub,” fans have been leaving flowers and candles outside Wrigley Field.

The Wrigley Field statue of Ernie Banks will be placed in Daley Plaza from Wednesday morning through Saturday. It is currently being restored at a facility outside the Chicago.

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Banks played his entire career with the Cubs from 1953 to 1971 and was named an All-Star 14 times and won…

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