Hank Aaron, the baseball legend, has died at the age of 86. He had a long career, spanning 23 years. He retired in 1976.

The Milwaukee Braves announced the news of his death, a issued a statement that the team was saddened by his demise.

He was a man of great talent and determination. Despite all his achievements, he was always humble, and a down-to-earth personality – and this trait makes him a great man.

Atlanta Mayor, Keisha Lance also paid tribute to the legend and termed his death as a great loss. He was remembered by many as a great baseball player, but little did anyone know that he was working for Atlanta city as well.

He had recently spotted getting vaccinated for the COVID-19 on January 5. He wanted to encourage people to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

Hank Aaron was popularly known as ‘hammer’ because of his way of swinging the bat and scoring home runs.

At one time, he held the record of scoring the highest number of home runs. He was cheered by Braves fans on that day in 1974. With 765 home runs to his name, he sits 2nd on the all-time record list of players with most home runs.