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Longtime SEC Commissioner Mike Slive Has Passed Away

A pylon with the SEC logo on it.

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 07: An 'SEC' logo is seen on an end zone pylon before the Missouri Tigers take on the Auburn Tigers during the SEC Championship Game at Georgia Dome on December 7, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

A former legend in the sports world passed away on Wednesday. According to multiple reports, Mike Slive, the longtime SEC Commissioner passed away in Birmingham, Alabama at the age of 77.

Slive was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2015, a challenge he took head-on and created the new Mike Slive Foundation for Prostate Cancer Research.

The seventh commissioner of the SEC was a pioneer in the industry and helped create the SEC Network.

He was 77.

Slive previously was the commissioner of the Conference-USA, a position he held from 1995-2002 when he took over the SEC.

He retired from his post as the SEC's commissioner in late July 2015 after his cancer diagnosis.

Our thoughts are with the Slive family at this time.