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UPDATE: Packers release statement on the passing of Coach Mike McCarthy's brother

The Green Bay Packers released a statement late Wednesday after confirming the passing of the brother of Head Coach Mike McCarthy. 

\"The Packers family was very saddened today to learn of the passing of Joseph McCarthy III, the younger brother of Mike McCarthy. Our sincere condolences are with Joe and Ellen, Mike and Jessica, and the entire McCarthy family. \"The McCarthy family appreciates the overwhelming support they have received, as well as the respect for their privacy, during this difficult time.\"   


The CBS television affiliate in Pittsburgh is reporting that 47-year-old Pine Township Attorney Joe McCarthy passed away after collapsing at a local gym.


The medical examiner says McCarthy was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead Wednesday morning.

An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday. McCarthy is a former state Deputy Attorney General.

Coach Mike McCarthy is a native of the Greenfield area of Pittsburgh.

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