Former Steelers and Broadcaster Tunch Ilkin was pronounced dead on Saturday September 4, 2021 after a long battle with ALS.
Tunch Ilkin was two-time Pro Bowl tackle and broadcaster for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He died today, September 4th, 2021 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital at 6.
Ilkin was diagnosed with ALS, commonly called Lou Gehrig’s disease in October 2020.
ALS is nervous system disease that weakens muscles and impacts physical function.
He announced his retirement back in June of 2021, in order to focus on his treatment. He was fighting his disease with frequent chiropractor visits.
Steelers President Art Rooney II released a statement giving his condolences to the recently deceased legend.
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