This is just incredibly sad.
On Tuesday night, former Pittsburgh Steelers star and multiple time Super Bowl champion Sam Davis was reportedly found dead near his home at an adult care housing complex, which was about 14 hours after he went missing.
According to Triblive:
“Davis — who had dementia and was legally blind — had last been seen near the New Life Personal Care Home around 6:30 a.m.
By Tuesday evening, McKeesport police turned to Facebook to seek the public’s help to find him.
About 7 p.m., police said that Davis was “severely past due for his medication” and might pose “a danger to himself.”
“He suffers from dementia so he may be lost, confused or hurt and has trouble walking and seeing,” family members said in a statement shared earlier in the day.”
Davis played for the Steelers for 13 seasons and started as the left offensive guard from 1970 to 1979, which included during Super Bowls XIII and XIV.
The Pittsburgh Steelers released the following statement:
“We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Sam Davis. Sam was a member of the Steelers teams that won four Super Bowls in the 1970s, including starting at left guard in Super Bowls XIII and XIV. A member of our 50th Season All-Time Team, he played 13 seasons and was beloved and respected by his Steelers teammates, coaches and staff.
Our prayers go out to the entire Davis family during this difficult time.”
Foul play is not suspected, according to police.