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Bill Stewart Dead of an Apparent Heart Attack

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Former West Virginia head football coach Bill Stewart died Monday of an apparent heart attack, the university confirmed in a release.

Stewart was golfing at Stonewall Resort when he collapsed and was taken by ambulance from the course.

Ryan Crook, a Beckley resident who was playing behind Stewart at the time of the incident, said EMS arrived at the scene and tried to resuscitate Stewart on the course, but he believed they were unsuccessful.

No further details are available at this time.

Stewart, a New Martinsville native, served three seasons as head coach at WVU before resigning from the position in the summer of 2011.

He was 59 and is survived by his wife Karen and his son Blaine.