Sad news to share as Alabama superfan Walt Gary has died at the age of 36.
If you aren’t familiar with Gary, he often met with Nick Saban on Thursdays to give a prediction for upcoming Alabama games in the fall.
Following the new, Alabama released the following comments from Saban regarding the sad news:
“Walt Gary was a special part of the Alabama football program and our hearts are broken by the news of his passing. He was beloved by everyone on our team, in our athletic department and through the Alabama family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Walt’s family, friends and everyone who knew and loved Walt as much as we did. The Thursday night radio show won’t be the same without hearing his game prediction and seeing his infectious personality. Walt will be truly missed.”
Gary was so well-known in Tuscaloosa, he was even featured on an episode of College GameDay:
As word spread, several members of the Alabama football program, past and present, issued their thoughts on Gary:
— Greg Byrne (@Greg_Byrne) June 7, 2019
Incredibly saddened by the news of the passing of our friend Walt Gary. Nobody loved the Alabama football team more than he did. His spirit will forever live on through the program! Seeing him before every game was nothing but motivation! Love and prayers to his entire family❤️ pic.twitter.com/rSRETuL1nm
— Damien Harris (@DHx34) June 7, 2019
Heartbroken by the passing of our good buddy Walt Gary! It was always a great joy seeing him every Thursday! Walt was a light in this world, always made you smile and was truly Alabama’s biggest fan. Praying for his sweet mother Betsy and their family! You will be missed Walt! 💔 pic.twitter.com/rNw9YtEh8d
— Christian Miller (@christianmillr) June 7, 2019
Gonna miss Walt ! This was my guy since day one. I was always the best TE in America in his eyes. Love you brotha RIP🙏🏽 https://t.co/OnrI3TkJxz
— OJ Howard 80 ™ (@TheRealOjHoward) June 7, 2019
Gahdamn this has been a week man. RIP Walt Gary! Fly high my guy😔👼🏻
— Alphonse Taylor (@SHANKK50) June 7, 2019