It's with great sadness that we learned early Friday morning of the passing of The Rev Theodore Hesburgh who died late last night at the age of 97. Father Ted was in failing health for some time.
Message from Fr. Jenkins to University community regarding Fr. Hesburgh's death: pic.twitter.com/7QWGsdK54x— The Observer (@ObserverNDSMC) February 27, 2015
Hesburgh served as the President of Notre Dame from 1952 until 1987 and more than anyone else is directly responsible for building Our Lady in to the institution that it is today.
Words cannot express the impact that Father Ted had on the Notre Dame community and the world at large. There is no need to be shy and turn away from the fact that we have lost one of the greatest humans of our time. We can't possibly cover all of his great achievements in this one post so do us a favor and read about Hesburgh's legacy and celebrate his life with us today.
As expected, Hesburgh's death has been felt far and wide and leaves a trail of emotion for those who were blessed enough to have met him.
RIP, Father Ted.
Fr. Ted would appreciate: pic.twitter.com/hQ3ao1QJ49— Matt Cashore (@mattcashore) February 27, 2015
The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, ex-Notre Dame president, died Thursday. He was 97. http://t.co/9eBSQxZxWm— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) February 27, 2015
This sunrise is the right mood for campus today, I think. pic.twitter.com/LmC3JGLctg— Matt Cashore (@mattcashore) February 27, 2015
University president emeritus Fr. Theodore Hesburgh died Thursday evening at the age of 97 http://t.co/y46ZXv5gPW— The Observer (@ObserverNDSMC) February 27, 2015
RIP Father Ted. Just one of the truly great human beings. pic.twitter.com/c0Ymqn3kDN— Chris W. (@rakesofmallow) February 27, 2015
Hesburgh, Former Notre Dame President, Dies at 97 http://t.co/3EDq5yYx4R— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 27, 2015
Father Theodore Hesburgh. What an amazing man. So blessed to have met and talked with him. His legacy will live forever.— Skylar Diggins (@SkyDigg4) February 27, 2015
But man what a full life! If the goal is to leave it better than you found it, few have done it better! Rest easy Father Hesburgh.— Mike Golic Jr (@MGolicJR57) February 27, 2015
Students have been gathering at the Grotto to remember and pray for Fr. Hesburgh. pic.twitter.com/WPCYFcPNPc— Notre Dame (@NotreDame) February 27, 2015