Harald Hasselbach, two-time Tremendous Bowl champion with the Broncos, died in his residence after a brief battle with most cancers, on the age of 56.
His household launched a press release confirming his dying, Thursday. The previous Denver Broncos defensive lineman was one among 10 gamers which have gained each a Tremendous Bowl and the CFL’s Gray Cup, in accordance with The New York Submit. “We’d prefer to make it recognized that he handed from most cancers peacefully within the consolation of his residence, freed from ache,” his household stated. “We discovered he had the sickness lower than 6 months in the past and he fought as exhausting any human probably might, with unbelievable power,” his household advised ESPN.
We’re deeply saddened by the passing of Harald Hasselbach (1994-00), a DE on our back-to-back Tremendous Bowl groups who courageously fought a latest most cancers prognosis.
Our hearts exit to Harold’s spouse, Aundrea, his 4 kids & many family members.
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— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) November 23, 2023
Hasselbach’s household revealed the star had been identified with metastatic mucinous adenocarcinoma, which rapidly unfold by way of his physique.
“He’s had an amazing quantity of help over the past week, together with previous teammates, coaches and household that’ve flown in from world wide,” they stated.
Hasselbach began in Tremendous Bowl XXXIII and gained a hoop in Tremendous Bowl XXXII. He was additionally teaching the defensive position at Regis Jesuit Excessive Faculty in Aurora, Colorado.
The star athlete performed a complete of 121 video games throughout his seven seasons with the Broncos. His extremely revered not just for his expertise, but in addition for his dedication to the game. Hasselbach by no means missed a single sport in the course of the common season or postseason, and was with the group from 1994-2000, in accordance with ESPN.
He was recognized to stay level-headed throughout moments of controversy, and is remembered as a person that all the time approached his profession with professionalism and carried out himself with respect.
Heartbroken to listen to in regards to the lack of Harald Hasselbach. Harald was a real professional and superior household man. He advised me one time when he was teaching at Regis HS that he by no means actually performed on the Univ. of Washington. He wore the uniform. Nonetheless, he labored extraordinarily exhausting, earned… pic.twitter.com/41D4oefgco
— Blake Olson (@BlakeOlson1) November 23, 2023
Hasselbach was 6-foot-6 that weighed in at 270 kilos on the peak of his profession. He helped the Calgary Stampeders win a Gray Cup championship in 1992 and was inducted into the B.C. Soccer Corridor of Fame.
Associates, colleagues, followers, and family members have been paying tribute to the athlete on social media.(RELATED: Kool & The Gang Member George ‘Funky’ Brown Lifeless At 74: REPORT)
Hasselbach is survived by his spouse, Aundrea, his kids, Ashlee, Terran, Aven and Kian, and his 4 grandchildren.
Info pertaining to his funeral preparations haven’t been publicly shared at the moment.