49ers’ Legend Dwight Clark Passes Away
The man who made the legendary catch, Dwight Clark, has passed away.
Clark’s wife, Kelly, made the announcement of her husband’s death on his official Twitter account.
I’m heartbroken to tell you that today I lost my best friend and husband. He passed peacefully surrounded by many of the people he loved most. I am thankful for all of Dwight’s friends, teammates and 49ers fans who have sent their love during his battle with ALS. Kelly Clark.
— Dwight Clark (@DwightC87) June 4, 2018
In 1982, the wide receiver was part of the most famous plays in NFL history. It was known simply as ‘The Catch.’ That play helped the San Francisco 49ers get to their first Super Bowl.
Clark had been battling ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was 61.