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May Peace be with you and your loved ones Vada.
Very, very sad.
And I wish the best to his family in this hard time.
Thoughts and prayers.
Incredibly sad news. My earliest memories as a fan are of he and Tripp going up on fg attempts. Hope he and his family find peace.
Damn. I was in John U. Bacon's class and he brought in Vada Murray and Jim Betts to speak to the class the week of the OSU game. He brought the house down. So sad to hear of his passing.
I was there too. He was an awesome speaker and hilarious, especially when he was talking about giving out speeding tickets.
Rest in Peace Vada Murray, a true Michigan Man.
He gave me my one and only legal infraction in my entire life, an MIP a few months before I turned 21. I was at a function I knew he was going to be at a year ago and showed him a copy, his response was "one of many". The last meeting was less than a year ago when I he was signing items to benefit a scholarship that goes to Michigan students who either have cancer or whose parents have it. He had just been through a round fo chemo and radiation and his doctors said he was responding well. So sad to see it turn so badly so quickly and my sincere condolences to his wife and kids.
My thoughts and prayers go to his family.
So sad. Just heard him on the radio a month ago and stories about him. Condolences to his family. RIP.
Damn. I was talking to someone the other day that mentioned that he was getting close to passing. This is unfortunate. RIP Vada, my condolences to his family.
Someone needs to find a cure for cancer, and ASAP!
Sad day. Vada fought a hell of a fight. Prayers go out to his wife and kids.
I agree, he fought till the end, I was hoping he could somehow get past it but that's a very tough battle to fight. Very sad day, thoughts and prayers to his family in this difficult time.
to a hell of a Wolverine. Sad news.
He made a hell of a fight, but he's in a better place now. RIP
Sorrow makes us all children again - destroys all differences of intellect. The wisest know nothing. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
RIP VM and all prayers to the family.
The family is in our prayers
I got the chance to hear Vada speak in my History of Athletics class with John U. Bacon (I know, I know, I talk a lot about the class, but it was the greatest class I took at U of M). He seemed like a great person and a true Michigan Man. He will be missed.
Rest in peace, Vada...
And when you entered the gates of heaven, Bo told God, "We got a safety now."
When Bo passed, one of the things that helped us get by was thinking that he's up there coaching against Woody. Well, now Bo has one hell of a safety and one hell of a person joining his team.
We lived in the same house at South Quad and I had a class or two with him. He was a good guy. My condolences to his family.
becomes more difficult when you hear news like this. Thank you Lord for Vada's life and allowing him to share it with us.
We lose another Wolverine far too soon.
RIP, Vada. God bless your cotton-pickin maize and blue heart.
and now he and Bo are reunited once again. Bo was waiting at the pearly gates and gave him hug just as he used to do when Vada would block a FG attempt.
Take care of him Bo.
praying for his family.
Prayers all around for Vada Murray.
Your accomplishments on the the field are well documented and stand on their own, but your courage throughout this long fight will not soon be forgotten. R.I.P. and my prayers to your family.
Thanks for showing us the way. Fight hard. Stay tough. Never give up. Peace now to you and yours.
and makes you realize just how tenuous life is.
And how incredibly short our stay here is.
This is SO sad. I pass on my deepest sympathies to his family and wish Vada eternal peace. His on-field exploits and accomplishments notwithstanding, Vada was simply a great human being. I hope all Michigan Men live up to his standards.
Thanks for the memories vada. RIP.
In 1992, I was in a car accident. I was fine, but my car was totalled. It was the first brand new car I'd ever bought, and I'd had it for only 9 days. I was completely dejected. Vada Murray was the police officer who came to the scene. When I realized who he was, somehow my day was just a little bit better.
RIP Vada Murray. May those you leave behind find peace.
Terrible news. RIP... I remember him coming to our house party on Benjamin St, as a cop to ask to thin out the mass of people.
Hail. Vada, a true champion in life. We all regeret it was too short, but in our hearts always. Hail.
Thoughts and prayers to the family.
that's tough news.
Rest in Peace. Thoughts and prayers for the Murray family and the whole Wolverine family. You'll be missed by many.
RIP Vada. Thoughts are with your family. Go Blue!
Saw this, and said "Oh, no" out loud. My condolences to his family.
Not only a great Wolverine, but one of the best cops I've ever seen, and from all indications, a wonderful family man. I'm sorry to hear he's taken away from his wife and kids too soon. All the strength I can will to them.
Thank you for your hard work and service in assisting to make the Michigan Wolverines a storied program.
I hope his family finds peace. And never ending support in the Michigan family.