PITTSBURGH, PA (September 4, 2021) -- Pittsburgh Police Chief Scott Schubert has released the following statement on the passing of former Pittsburgh Steelers player and broadcaster, Tunch Ilkin:
"I am completely heartbroken and numb at the passing of Tunch Ilkin. I consider myself blessed to call him a friend and mentor. I’m a better cop and human being because of his unconditional love, faith, and guidance.
My prayers are with the family and all who had the pleasure of knowing Tunch. He’s made an impact on the lives of so many people and Pittsburgh is a better place because of his love for humanity. I will forever remember how he lived his life and how he courageously battled ALS with hope, faith, love, and compassion.
He never gave up and always put his faith in his savior the Lord. I take solace in knowing that he is finally at peace and his legacy will continue to make a difference in the lives of others.
God bless, Tunch. You are loved and missed." --- Chief Scott Schubert, PIttsburgh Bureau of Police.