BREAKING: Former Detroit Lions’ defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham loses battle with cancer

According to reports, former Detroit Lions‘ defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham passed away on Saturday following a battle with cancer. He was 72.

Cunningham was the Lions DC under head coach Jim Schwartz from 2009-2013.

Cunningham’s family and friends are in our prayers.

The Detroit Lions released the following statement regarding Cunningham’s passing.

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