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Brother of Mike McCarthy dies

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PITTSBURGH -- Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy's younger brother has died. Joe McCarthy III collapsed at a local gym and was pronounced dead later this morning at a local hospital. He was 47 years old.

Mike McCarthy had a season-ending press conference canceled this morning after learning of the news. The exact cause of death is not yet known.

Packers president Mark Murphy issued a statement on Wednesday evening.

"The Packers family was very saddened today to learn of the passing of Joseph McCarthy III, the younger brother of Mike McCarthy. Our sincere condolences are with Joe and Ellen, Mike and Jessica, and the entire McCarthy family. The McCarthy family appreciates the overwhelming support they have received, as well as the respect for their privacy, during this difficult time.”

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