The Pittsburgh Steelers have confirmed that former player and one of the original members of the Steel Curtain, Dwight White, has died. He was 58.
White, a former defensive end, was hospitalized in intensive care last month due to complications from back surgery.
Officials say White originally went home after the surgery, but he had to be taken back to the hospital.
“Dwight White was one of the greatest players to ever wear a Steelers uniform,” says Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney, in a statement. “He was a key member of the Steel Curtain defense and a member of the greatest defensive line in NFL history. He played with a relentlessness that led us to four Super Bowl titles in the 1970s.