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Giants legend and Hall of Famer, Willie Mays, passes away at the age of 93

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KION-TV) -- The San Francisco Giants have announced that MLB Hall of Famer and San Francisco Giants legend, Willie Mays, has passed away at the age of 93.

The statement reads that Mays passed away peacefully on Tuesday afternoon.

During the Giants game against the Cubs tonight, Jon Miller announced it to fans watching the game, sharing a statement from Mays' son, Michael.

"My father has passed away peacefully and among loved ones. I want to thank you all from the bottom of my broken heart."

Mays was a two-time MVP, 24-time All-Star, 12-time Gold Glove Award winner, and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

The announcement also made during a broadcast of the NHL Stanley Cup Final.

"We say goodbye to the Say-Hey kid...for me he was the greatest most complete baseball player of all time. The Say Hey kid is gone too soon."

Giants great, Barry Bonds, also expressing his grief tonight in a post on his Instagram: "I am beyond devastated and overcome with emotion. I have no words to describe what you mean to me- you helped shape me to be who I am today. Thank you for being my Godfather and always being there. Give my dad a hug for me. Rest in peace Willie. I love you forever. #SayHey."

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