Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers pass rusher Steve White has sadly died at 48 years old, his former teammates confirmed Tuesday.
The ex-defensive end had been dealing with chronic lymphocytic leukemia — a type of cancer that affects blood and bone marrow.
He spoke about the fight with the disease in a tweet back in April, saying it had been affecting him for nearly a decade.
“Many of you know that I have been dealing with a cancer (CLL) diagnosis over the last 8 years,” he said. “I am now at a point where I need to go through a bone marrow transplant. It is something I knew would eventually have to happen since 2017 and now that day is actually here.”