Golf legend Arnold Palmer has passed away at the age of 87.
Arnold, who was known as "the King" died on Sunday afternoon of heart complications, according to the U.S. Golf Association.
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"We are deeply saddened by the death of Arnold Palmer, golf's greatest ambassador, at age 87," the USGA said.
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Ranked the sixth greater golf player of all time by Golf Digest, the iconic athlete and philanthropist was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004 and Congressional Gold Medal in 2009.
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Fellow professional golfers offered their condolences following the news of his death, with Tiger Woods tweeting, "Thanks Arnold for your friendship, counsel and a lot of laughs. Your philanthropy and humility are part of your legend. It’s hard to imagine golf without you or anyone more important to the game than the King."
Arnold with Tiger Woods in 2013. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Arnold is survived by his second wife Kit, daughters Amy Saunders and Peggy Wears and six grandchildren.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time.
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