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Tunch Ilkin has died.

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by TheTerribleOwl, Sep 4, 2021.

  1. TheTerribleOwl

    TheTerribleOwl Well-Known Member

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  2. blackandgoldpatrol

    blackandgoldpatrol Well-Known Member

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    Just read the story...... I'm in total shock..
    RIP and prayers up to his family
     
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  3. Rollers

    Rollers Well-Known Member

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    He was a great man
     
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  4. JAD

    JAD Well-Known Member

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    Just saw this also. Great man inside and out, so young. RIP Tunch you will be missed.
     
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  5. SteelHack

    SteelHack Well-Known Member

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    That sucks!!!!!

    Let's hope him and Myron are calling games from the pressbox in the sky.

    HACK
     
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  6. mikeyg

    mikeyg Well-Known Member

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    RIP Tunch, you were loved by many and I know you loved God, I know you are at His side now in rest. See you again some day!!
     
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  7. Da Stellars

    Da Stellars Well-Known Member

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    I'm so sad to hear this! Prayers to his family and Wolfley's family!
     
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  8. Disco1981

    Disco1981 Well-Known Member

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    One of my Favorites...Great man and human being! RIP,and God bless the Family!
     
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  9. TerribleTowelFlying

    TerribleTowelFlying Staff Member Site Admin Mod Team

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    What a gut punch. Loved Tunch. All around good guy. Will raise a glass to Tunch and his family tonight. :steelflag:
     
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  10. thorn058

    thorn058 Well-Known Member

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    very saddened by this. Thoughts and prayers to his family and Craig who undoubtedly lost his best friend. Rest in peace Tunch.
     
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  11. The Sodfather

    The Sodfather Well-Known Member

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    Well, that brought me to tears. Such a kind, charitable, thoughtful and honest man. A Steeler through and through. Rest well, Tunch. You will be missed.
     
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  12. 4124life

    4124life Well-Known Member

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    Talked to him many times over the years and he was always the same nice guy every time. Sad to hear that.
     
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  13. AskQuestionsLater

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    Never saw him play sadly. That said, I did always enjoy his enthusiasm and analysis when listening to the SNR whenever I could. Truly a great man and may his soul now forever rest in piece. :steelflag:



    I am with @TerribleTowelFlying on the glass raise. Don Julio 1942 for me.
     
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  14. steelersrule6

    steelersrule6 Well-Known Member

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    RIP Tunch
     
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  15. Formerscribe

    Formerscribe Well-Known Member

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    Like many Steelers fans, I enjoyed watching him play and listening to his work as a broadcaster. RIP
     
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  16. Hanratty#5

    Hanratty#5 Well-Known Member

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    Oh no, terrible news. Tunch was a great Steeler through and through.
     
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  17. steel machine

    steel machine Well-Known Member

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    I hope they honor him at the Raider game.
     
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  18. Ray D

    Ray D Staff Member Mod Team

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    I really didn't have a reason to imbibe tonight. Now I do. One of my better scotches in Tunch's honor when I get home. RIP.
     
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  19. Vox Ferrum

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    Legend gets thrown around to often. to me me Tunch was not only a Steeler legend on the field and in the booth, but through the way he lived his life. Rip.
     
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  20. S.T.D

    S.T.D Well-Known Member

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    Very sad news. Not only did I like Him as a player, but as a talk show Guy, analyst , and Just a Funny Guy. I use 2 Love when He was on SportsBeat with Stan S.
    RIP.
     
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  21. SteelerJJ

    SteelerJJ Well-Known Member

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    R.I.P big guy.
     
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  22. winggin

    winggin Well-Blitzed Member

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    R.I.P.
     
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  23. AFan

    AFan Well-Known Member

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    RIP, Tunch was one of the rare guys, universally liked and respected. Too bad he was taken so soon.

    A Tunch story: Tunch told the story that his wife had appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated, while he never did. They both went to Indiana St. His wife was a cheerleader for their basketball team during the Larry Bird yrs. SI did a cover with Bird surrounded by their cheerleaders. The title was something like: College Basketballs Best Kept Secret, and all the cheerleaders had their index fingers pressed against their lips, as in saying: shhh!
     
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  24. Wardismvp

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  25. Ender

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    RIP Tunch. By all accounts he was a good man.
     
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