Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, who was fired by Penn State in November and is Division I's all-time winningest coach, has died at the age of 85.

Paterno has been suffering from lung cancer and was in serious condition, a family spokesman said in a statement Saturday.

A source told The Citizens' Voice of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., on Saturday that Paterno's family has asked close friends and former staff members to come to the Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College, where Paterno has been undergoing treatment.

Today Paterno has died at 85 years of age.