Fassel’s son, John, confirmed his father’s death to the Los Angeles Times on Monday evening.
According to the Times, Jim Fassel, who lived in Las Vegas, suffered a heart attack and died while under sedation. He had been experiencing chest pains Monday and was taken to the hospital by a friend.
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Head Coach Jim Fassel of the New York Giants looks on from the sidelines against the Minnesota Vikings during the NFC Championship Game on January 14, 2001, at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Giants won the game 41-0. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)