Green Bay Packers legend Forrest Gregg dies at 85

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Green Bay Packers legend Forrest Gregg has died, according to the team.

Gregg passed away on April 12 after a battle with Parkinson's disease.

Green Bay Packers team historian Cliff Christl remembered Forrest Gregg in a tribute posted on the team's website. CLICK HERE to read Christl's piece on the career of Forrest Gregg.

Vince Lombardi referred to Gregg as “the best player I ever coached," reads a tribute on the Pro Football Hall of Fame website.

The All-Pro "ironman" tackle played in 188 consecutive games.

CLICK HERE to read the HOF tribute.

Gregg played for the Packers in 1956 and from 1958-1970. He played his final season with the Dallas Cowboys.

The 6'4", 249-pound right tackle started for the Packers legendary Super Bowl I and Super Bowl II teams.

“The Game lost a giant today. Forrest Gregg exemplified greatness during a legendary career that earned him a Bronzed Bust in Canton,” Hall of Fame President & CEO David Baker said.

After his playing career ended, Forrest Gregg coached the Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals and the Packers. He led the Green and Gold during the 1984-1987 seasons.

Gregg was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2011.

Forrest Gregg was 85 years old.