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Patriots react to the death of Celtics legend Bill Russell: ‘A legend and a champion’

Bill Russell, who helped the Boston Celtics win 11 championships, passed away on Sunday at the age of 88. His death triggered an outpour of reactions and tributes, with the New England Patriots also joining in on Twitter:

A legend and a champion whose impact extends far beyond Boston sports.

Our thoughts are with Bill Russell’s loved ones and the entire Celtics family.