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Golf, Central Florida community remembers Arnold Palmer

Many take to social media to honor golf legend

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Arnold Palmer, known as "The King" for his transformative legacy in golf, has died at the age of 87.

Palmer died Sunday evening at a Pittsburgh hospital while awaiting cardiac surgery, according to a statement from his company.

Palmer was not only a golf legend, but a pillar in the Central Florida community. He opened the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and the Winnie Palmer Hospital for Woman and Babies in Central Florida.

He also co-founded the Golf Channel, which employs thousands of Central Floridians. 

Famous golfers and Central Floridians alike took to social media to honor Palmer's legacy.

Our News 6 team also paid tribute to Mr. Arnold Palmer: