Bobby Bowden died peacefully early Sunday morning surrounded by his wife and their 6 children at his home.

It was revealed recently that Bowden was diagnosed with a terminal illness, and Terry Bowden, his son and Louisiana-Monroe head coach, revealed his father had pancreatic cancer. Bowden succumbed to cancer early Sunday morning.

While Bowden built FSU into a legitimate powerhouse, winning 12 ACC Championships and 2 National Championships, he was known as a man of character and faith who treated people — players, fans and media alike — with respect and dignity. That’s evidenced by the tributes that poured in Sunday morning following his passing.

Fans, media former players and even rivals paid tribute to the college football giant.