Steelers owner and chairman Dan Rooney dies at 84

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PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers are saying goodbye to one of their own.

The team announced Thursday that their owner and chairman, 84-year-old Dan Rooney, has died. He was 84.

Rooney served as a U.S. ambassador to Ireland from 2009 to 2012, and was the son of Steelers founding owner Art Rooney.

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