Sports World Reacts To The Queen's Death On Thursday

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The world lost an iconic figure after the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday afternoon.

"The Queen passed away peacefully this afternoon at Balmoral," the royal family said in a brief statement on social media.

"The King and the Queen Consort will be at Balmoral this evening and return to London tomorrow."

The sports world took to social media to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth's reign of nearly 70 years.

Among them was the Pro Football Hall of Fame, which saw American football for the first time.

"We join the world in sending our condolences to the Royal Family on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II," the message read.

"On her first U.S. visit as Queen in 1957,

He experienced 'American football' for the first time in a game between Maryland and North Carolina."

Many sporting events were put on hold after the death of the queen.

Among them was the BMW PGA Championship being played in England this weekend.

"After the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,

Play at the BMW PGA Championship has been suspended for the remainder of Thursday.

All facilities in the Championship Village will be closed with immediate effect."

Our thoughts are with the royal family.