Jim Fassel, former Giants coach, dies at 71

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Former Giants coach Jim Fassel died Monday night at the age of 71, his son, John, confirmed to the Los Angeles Times.

Fassel suffered a heart attack and died while under sedation at a local hospital near where he lived in Las Vegas, according to the LA Times report. He had been experiencing chest pains Monday and was taken to the hospital by a friend.

Fassel coached the Giants from 1997-2003, winning NFL Coach of the Year in 1997 and leading the team to Super Bowl XXXV three years later where they lost to the Baltimore Ravens.

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