The Boston Red Sox announced on Tuesday that Larry Lucchino, the team’s former CEO and president, has died at the age of 78.

After working with the Baltimore Orioles and San Diego Padres, Lucchino, a former Princeton basketball player, joined the Red Sox organization in 2001 and was tasked with assembling a team to break the franchise’s World Series drought.

He not only broke the 86-year curse in 2004, but also guided the Red Sox to two additional championships in 2007 and 2013. Lucchino also served as the chairman of the Worcester Red Sox, the team’s AAA affiliate.

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The family issued a statement claiming that his loved ones were present at the time of his death.

“The Lucchino family wishes to thank his friends and caregivers who, over the past few months, have surrounded him with love, laughter, and happy memories.”

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“To us, Larry was an exceptional person who combined a Hall of Fame life as a Major League Baseball executive with his passion for helping those people most in need.”

The family also mentioned Lucchino’s charity endeavors, including his role as chairman of the Jimmy Fund, which helps cancer patients.

“He brought the same passion, tenacity, and probing intelligence to all his endeavors, and his achievements speak for themselves.”