Wake Forest community reacts to Arnold Palmers death at age of 87

Former Demon Deacon Palmer passes away, leaving a hole in the Wake Forest community.

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Golf great Arnold Palmer reacts to the fans during the Par 3 contest before the 2010 Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta

Arnold Palmer died Sunday at the age of 87 after leaving a lasting impact on the golf world.While most golf fans will remember him for his contributions to the sport, Wake Forest fans, alumni and students can still see his memory scattered all over campus. Need an example? Expect a large contingent in the coming weeks at the Arnold Palmer Golf Complex at Wake Forest before golf season concludes.He was a legend for the Demon Deacons, and was remembered as such on Sunday evening. From Athletics Director Ron Wellman to famous alums Webb Simpson and Curtis Strange, here’s a look at the reaction from the Wake Forest community to Palmer’s passing.We lost a legend today, but Arnold Palmer will always be in our hearts. Thank you for making Wake Forest a better place. pic.twitter.com/1l5WsSqUvI— Wake Forest Sports (@DemonDeacons) September 26, 2016
The #WFU community mourns the loss of one of our greatest, golfer Arnold Palmer. https://t.co/o0dO6z3mOT #RIPArnie pic.twitter.com/yLWtobaogl— WakeForestUniversity (@WakeForest) September 26, 2016
The King. Rest in Peace. pic.twitter.com/1wd555Inms— Wake Men's Golf (@WakeMGolf) September 26, 2016
Arnold Palmer, a humble man, a fierce competitor and always a proud Demon Deacon. We will miss our friend.#GoDeacs— Ron Wellman (@RonWellman) September 26, 2016
We call him a legend, an icon and the king, but everyone who knew him called him a friend. One of the kindest men I've met. You'll be missed pic.twitter.com/hHGhuBGSHs— Webb Simpson (@webbsimpson1) September 26, 2016
"He was bigger than life… gave more than he ever received. It's hard right now…. a sad day." – Curtis Strange on Arnold Palmer (ESPN2). pic.twitter.com/2V0uOaRIlq— ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) September 26, 2016
Just off the phone w/Curtis Strange, an Arnold Palmer scholar at Wake. We cried, we laughed, & CS said this: "I didn't think he'd ever die."— Adam Schupak (@GolfweekSchupak) September 26, 2016
Very sad day for the Golf Community and my Wake Forest Family…Rest in Paradise Mr. Palmer! #GoDeacs #ArnoldPalmer pic.twitter.com/l1Hrx2ldUt— Chris Paul (@CP3) September 26, 2016
Palmer finished his career with seven major tournament wins, including four Masters victories. The Wake Forest alum was inducted into the Golf Hall of Fame in 1974 after claiming 62 PGA Tour wins.