The New England Patriots organization is deeply saddened by the loss of long-time Patriots beat writer Dan Pires of the New Bedford Standard-Times. Pires, 52, was a Patriots beat reporter for The Standard-Times for more than a decade. He is survived by wife, Becky, and two children.
PATRIOTS HEAD COACH BILL BELICHICK
"Besides being perhaps the most consistent attendee at virtually every press conference, what I will remember most about Dan is that he went out of his way to make a personal connection with everyone he came across. In all my years in football, Dan was one of the friendliest people I have ever come across. My deepest condolences are with the Pires family."
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