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Mary Smith, the mother of HOF RB Emmitt Smith, has passed away

Emmitt Smith's parents, Mary and Emmitt, were introduced to the audience at the Enshrinees Dinner in Canton, Ohio honoring the newest members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Friday, August 6, 2010. Mary Smith passed away on Saturday.
Emmitt Smith's parents, Mary and Emmitt, were introduced to the audience at the Enshrinees Dinner in Canton, Ohio honoring the newest members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Friday, August 6, 2010. Mary Smith passed away on Saturday. STAR-TELEGRAM/RODGER MALLISON

Mary Smith, the mother of Dallas Cowboys Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith, has passed away.

Smith announced the death of his mother on Instagram.

He also received condolences from former teammate Michael Irvin on Twitter.

Mary Smith lives in Smith’s hometown of Pensacola, Fla., but died Saturday in Dallas, where she was visiting her son and his family for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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