Sandra Scully, the beloved wife of Los Angeles Dodgers' Hall of Fame announcer Vin Scully, passed away Sunday at the age of 76, the team announced on Monday.
Sandra succumbed to complications from ALS despite "heroic efforts of the amazing team of doctors and nurses at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center," the team said in a statement.
Donations can be made to the Department of Neuromuscular Disease at UCLA/ALS Research in Sandra Scully’s name, the Dodgers said.
In September, Vin Scully auctioned off years of his personal memorabilia, which raised over $2 million. He and his wife of 47 years donated a portion of the money to UCLA for ALS research.
“She is really inspirational,” Vin Scully told The Associated Press last August. “Her faith is extremely important and I think that’s a major reason she’s held up.”
Scully said he found it “ironic” that his wife had the same condition as Gehrig, the New York Yankees great who was forced to retire in 1939 because of the disease. There is no cure.
Born Sandra Hunt on Dec. 27, 1944, in Cascade, Virginia, she married Vin Scully in November 1973. The couple had one daughter, Catherine, together. She had two children of her own from a previous marriage and he had three children with his first wife, who died of an accidental overdose in 1972.
Along with Vin, Sandra leaves behind six children, 21 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
The statement added, "The Scully family wishes to express their special thanks to the UCLA team and the Los Angeles Fire Department."
The family asked for privacy at this difficult time.
Beth Harris of the Associated Press contributed to this report.