Dr. Fu died last week, surrounded by his family. He was 70 years old. 

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Dr. Freddie Fu, a medical pioneer and a mentor to surgeons all across the world was laid to rest on Friday.

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Dr. Fu died last week, surrounded by his family. He was 70 years old.

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Family and friends gathered at the Heinz Memorial Chapel on Friday to say goodbye.

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Dr. Fu was well known for developing innovative techniques for treating sports-related injuries and cared for a number of prominent athletes.

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He helped develop the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex on the South Side and was also a well-known philanthropist and benefactor of many local causes.