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Celtics Players React To Death Of Legendary Franchise Star

A general view of the Boston Celtics court.

BOSTON, MA - MAY 15: A general view of TD Garden during Game Seven of the NBA Eastern Conference Semi-Finals between the Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards on May 15, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

Boston Celtics players are paying tribute to the greatest player in franchise history on Sunday.

Legendary Celtics big man Bill Russell died at the age of 88 years old on Sunday morning, passing away peacefully with his wife by his side.

Several Celtics players have taken to social media to pay tribute on Sunday afternoon.

Our thoughts are with Bill's friends and family members during this difficult time.

May he rest in peace.