Henry “Hank” Steinbrenner, the co-owner of the New York Yankees died Tuesday from :long standing health issues”, according to the team statement.
Hank was the eldest son of the late George Steinbrenner, the former principal owner of the Yankees. The team said he died at home in Clearwater Florida.
“Hank was a genuine and gentle spirit who treasured the deep relationships he formed with those closest to him,” the Steinbrenner family said in a statement. “He was introduced to the Yankees organization at a very young age, and his love for sports and competition continued to burn brightly throughout his life.”
Hank Steinbrenner leaves behind 4 children, 2 sons and 2 daughters.