San Diego, California - San Diego Chargers President Dean Spanos statement on the passing of Tony Gwynn:

“I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Tony Gwynn. We all lost someone very special today. Tony was an icon and one of San Diego’s greatest sports legends. He was beloved by so many for his passion for life, his generosity and, of course, his laugh. I will always remember his laugh. He represented the Padres, San Diego and Major League Baseball to the highest standard. He impacted so many people, both on and off the field. This is a tremendous loss. I extend my deepest condolences to Alicia and the entire Gwynn family.”

Out of respect for the passing of Tony Gwynn, the Chargers have cancelled today’s “Thank You San Diego” campaign.