Ron Santo passed away today at the age of 70.

One of the most beloved Chicago Cubs figures of all time, Santo had been battling a myriad of physical problems the last few years.

Today, the Chicago Cubs chairman, Tom Ricketts released this statement:

“My siblings and I first knew Ron Santo as fans, listening to him in the broadcast booth. We knew him for his passion, his loyalty, his great personal courage and his tremendous sense of humor. It was our great honor to get to know him personally in our first year as owners. Ronnie will forever be the heart and soul of Cubs fans.”

Inside is a brief look at the longtime Cubbie.

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