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Former U.A. athletic director Mal Moore dies

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Former University of Alabama athletic director Mal Moore has passed away today.

The announcement came from the University of Alabama athletics department.

"The University of Alabama is sad to report that longtime Director of Athletics Mal Moore passed away Saturday at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. Mr. Moore was 73 years old. Further details will be available later," U.A. athletics department said.

Moore had been battling pulmonary problems for close to a month. It was announced earlier this week that Moore needed a lung transplant.

Moore recently stepped down from his position as athletic director and was replaced by Bill Battle.

We will bring you more on this story as it continues to develop.

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