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Packers Hall of Famer Gillingham dies


GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame guard Gale Gillingham has died at age 67 at his home in Minnesota.

Gillingham's son, Wade, says his dad was lifting weights at home in Little Falls Thursday when he died suddenly. Gillingham says his father apparently suffered a heart attack, but the family has no medical confirmation of that.

Gale Gillingham was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 1982 and made the Pro Bowl five times during his career. He was the Packers' first-round draft choice and played in 128 regular-season games for the Packers from 1966-1974 and 1976, when he returned to play under coach Bart Starr.

Gillingham is survived by three sons and a daughter.

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