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Attorney brother of Packers coach dies

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy speaks during an NFL football news conference Wednesday Jan. 14, 2015, in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers will play the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday in an NFL football NFC Championship game. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy speaks during an NFL news conference Jan. 14 in Green Bay. McCarthy’s brother, Joe, an attorney in the Pittsburgh area, died Wednesday. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers fans took to Twitter to express condolences on the death of coach Mike McCarthy’s younger brother. Some used the hashtag “perspective” in reference to the Packers season-ending loss to Seattle in Sunday’s NFC championship game.

Forty-seven-year-old Joe McCarthy died Wednesday at a hospital in McCandless, Pa. He was taken there after collapsing at a local gym. An autopsy Thursday should determine the cause of his death.

The Packers coach and his younger brother were the only sons of Joe and Ellen McCarthy. Siblings also include three sisters. The Journal Sentinel says Mike and Joe McCarthy played sports together growing up and worked cleaning their father’s bar in Greenfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

Joe McCarthy ran his own law firm in the Pittsburgh area.

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