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joe attanasia death

 Joe Attanasio, father of Milwaukee Brewers owner Mark Attanasio, passed away at the age of 89 in his Los Angeles home. Attanasio is knows as an essential part of the Brewers home opener tradition for his singing of the national anthem.

Brewers COO Rick Schlesinger released the following statement:

“Joe was a huge part of the Brewers family, and was revered by everyone in the organization. He loved his family and the Brewers, and he will be greatly missed. Opening Day, and the traditions that accompany that occasion, will never be the same, and our thoughts are with the Attanasio family during this difficult time.”

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