Arnold Palmer :: Tributes paid to The King

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• Arnold Palmer dies aged 87 from heart complications
• The King had been admitted to hospital on Thursday
• "My friend - many people's friend - just wore out" - Nicklaus


Tributes have been pouring in for Arnold Palmer, who has died aged 87.

According to GolfDigest, Palmer passed away at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center at 5pm EDT of complications from heart problems.
"My friend – many people’s friend – just wore out" - Jack Nicklaus

He had been admitted to the hospital on Thursday and was scheduled to undergo a surgical procedure for his heart on Monday morning.

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“My friend – many people’s friend – just wore out,” said Jack Nicklaus. “I know he was in Pittsburgh trying to find out how to make himself better. That’s what Arnold has always tried to do.

“He has always been a fighter and he never gave up on anything. He didn’t give up even now. Maybe his body did, but I know Arnold’s will and spirit did not.

“I wish I had another chance to talk to him, but I am so glad we talked a couple weeks ago on his birthday (September 10), when he sounded great. So Barbara and I are just in shock and incredibly saddened.”

Nicklaus wasn’t alone in sharing his grief and admiration for Palmer, arguably golf’s greatest ambassador whose influence on the game went far beyond his record of seven major titles and 62 PGA Tour wins.

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