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Legendary golfer Arnold Palmer dead at age 87

Legendary golfer Arnold Palmer has died. According to his family, Palmer died Sunday at his home in Pennsylvania.

Arnold Palmer was a 7-time major championship winner and became the most beloved figure associated with the golf in the 60s. Arnold Palmer, was a champion golfer whose full-bore style of play, thrilling tournament victories and magnetic personality inspired an American golf boom, attracted a following known as Arnie’s Army and made him one of the most popular athletes in the world.

A spokesman for his business enterprises, Doc Giffin, said the cause of death was complications from heart problems. Paul Wood, a spokesman for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, confirmed that Palmer died Sunday evening at UPMC Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh.