Yankees' Owner George Steinbrenner Dies at 80

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Yankees' owner George Steinbrenner died early Tuesday morning. He was 80.

His spokesman Howard Rubenstein said he had a heart attack and was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, Fla., where he died at about 6:30 a.m.

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Steinbrenner -- who was famously played by Larry David on Seinfeld -- had been in delicate health for the past few years.

Flags were lowered to half-staff at Steinbrenner Field, where the team completes spring training. Yankees staff were in tears, according to the Associated Press.

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The Yankees won the World Series in 2009.

Just two days ago, longtime Yankees announcer Bob Sheppard died at 99.