Tom Brady released a statement Wednesday afternoon after the passing of longtime mentor and coach Tom Martinez.
"I am deeply saddened by the passing of my coach, mentor and friend. Coach Martinez's invaluable assistance and support will never be forgotten and will always have a lasting impact on my life. The time we spent together remain some of my fondest memories. His legacy of commitment, toughness and determination will live on forever."
Martinez, 66, passed away Tuesday night of a heart attack while receiving dialysis.