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.