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Famed Blackhawks owner Wirtz honored at funeral

Updated: October 1, 2007, 6:30 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- William Wirtz was as well known as the Blackhawks, and the famed owner was remembered as one of the towering figures in Chicago's sports history.

"He was a giant among men," said boxing promoter Don King, who knew Wirtz from fights at old Chicago Stadium. "He represented the liveliness of the city."

Hundreds of mourners from the world of hockey and sports gathered Monday for funeral services for Wirtz, 77, who died Wednesday of cancer.

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