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Former Steelers Player, Broadcaster Tunch Ilkin Dies

By: KDKA-TV News

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- Tunch Ilkin passed away Saturday morning following a battle with ALS.

The former Steelers player turned broadcaster announced his retirement from the booth in June so that could focus on his ALS treatment.

He was diagnosed with ALS in October of 2020.

Ilkin spent 37 years working in professional football, with 14 years as a player, followed by 23 years working as a broadcaster with the Steelers.

As a player, he made the Pro Bowl twice as a Steeler in the 1980s.

He was 63 years old.

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