03/23/1998 AT 12:00 AM EST

Joe DiMaggio, at Memorial Hospital in Hollywood FL, after more than two weeks of treatment for pneumonia. The 83-year-old former New York Yankee was admitted Oct. 12 after trying to fight the disease for three months. The Hall of Famer was said to have been hovering near death while his beloved Yanks were winning the World Series last week, said his lawyer.

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