O sports world lost a great football in Dan Reeves, who passed away on January 1. The 77-year-old Georgia native has appeared in nine Super Bowls during his career – winning once as a player and once as an assistant coach.
As one of the most successful coaches in league history, his loss was felt from near and far. “The football world lost a coach and heckuva man today in Dan Reeves,” former Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway said in a statement on January 1st. “Dan was a winner and I owe him a lot. My heart goes out to Pam and the entire Reeves family.”
A day later, the Christian music industry lost a beloved musician Jay Weaver. His former bandmate Big Daddy Weave and brother, Mike Weaverconfirmed your ticket after complications from COVID-19. Jay was 42 years old.
“Thank you so much for all your prayers for my brother,” Mike said in a statement on January 2, after Jay was hospitalized with the virus a few days earlier. “You walked him through a great fight, and I’m sorry to bring this news, but I’m also excited to celebrate where he is now. My brother Jay went to be with Jesus just a few hours ago due to complications due to COVID-19 on top of everything he was already going on. ”
He continued: “The Lord used [Jay] in such a powerful way on the road for so many years… I believe that while COVID may have taken its last breath, Jesus was there to catch it. My heart breaks for my family, but we all really wanted to thank you for walking with us for so long.”
On January 5th, the world of Korean cinema mourned the death of a young star in Kim Mi-soo, who passed away at age 29.
“Kim suddenly left us on January 5th,” the late artist’s agency Landscape Entertainment said in a statement translated by the publication. Korea JoongAng Daily. “The bereaved are deeply saddened by the sudden grief. Please refrain from reporting false rumors or speculation so the family can cry in peace.”
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