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Eddie Robinson, Jr. passes away

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GRAMBLING, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Eddie Robinson, Jr., son of legendary Grambling State University coach Eddie Robinson, passed away on Wednesday evening, following complications from heart surgery.

Many of Gramvbling's student athletes referred to the younger Robinson as "Coach Junior."

"Eddie cared for his family unfailingly and without complaint and continued to contribute his time and skills to the Grambling State University football program through last season," Robinson's family said in a statement released on Wednesday night.  "It was, perhaps, Eddie's passion for sports and the youth that define him best. Each year, he looked forward to hosting summer football camps in honor of his father and enlisting colleagues and friends to impart fundamentals of the sport and life lessons on camp participants."

Visitation and funeral arrangments will be announced in the coming days.

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