Pat Summitt (1952-2016)
Summitt never had a losing record and her teams made the NCAA Tournament every season
She detailed her battle with dementia in a memoir, "Sum It Up," released in March 2013.
Her son, Tyler Summitt, issued a statement Tuesday morning, June 28, 2016, saying his mother died peacefully at Sherrill Hill Senior Living in Knoxville surrounded by those who loved her most.
"Since 2011, my mother has battled her toughest opponent, early onset dementia, 'Alzheimer's Type,' and she did so with bravely fierce determination just as she did with every opponent she ever faced," Tyler Summitt said. "Even though it's incredibly difficult to come to terms that she is no longer with us, we can all find peace in knowing she no longer carries the heavy burden of this disease."