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The COVID-19 pandemic plaguing the United States has hit the sports world pretty hard. Outside of professional sports leagues suspending their seasons, multiple star athletes have tested positive for the virus.

Unfortunately, this pandemic has hit one former NFL player pretty hard. The father of former quarterback Bobby Hebert has passed away from COVID-19 at the age of 81, per

Hebert Jr. just recently opened up about his father, Hebert Sr., battling the illness.

“He’s tough,” Hebert Jr. said in the appearance. “You can be tough and the virus can overwhelm you, but I know he’s a fighter. He’s fighting, he’s trying to hang in there. They’re giving him oxygen, he’s breathing and he’s trying to fight through it.”

COVID-19 has hit the elderly especially hard during these trying times. Their immune systems simply are not as strong as younger individuals. It’s the harsh reality of the situation right now.

The state of Louisiana is also expected to be the next epicenter of COVID-19. As of Saturday, 3,315 people have tested positive with 137 deaths in the state.

Our thoughts go out to Hebert’s family and the entire Louisiana community during these most difficult of times.

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