PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Pittsburgh Penguins honored Steelers chairman and former U.S. Ambassador to Ireland Dan Rooney during Friday’s game against the Blue Jackets.

Rooney died Thursday after a brief illness.

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The Penguins asked for a moment of silence before the beginning of the game.

Additionally, a video tribute was played during the first period. The piece included footage of Mr. Rooney cheering at a Penguins game, and at the end, many rose to their feet and applauded.

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Special decals were also placed on helmets in Rooney’s memory.

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