Carolina may be a young organization, but their fans are still proud, and no Panthers fan was prouder than Greg “Catman” Good.
Good died Friday in hospice care in his hometown of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, The Charlotte Observer reported Saturday. He was 62.
His son, Greg Good Jr., shared an announcement of his father’s death on Facebook.
“The number one panthers fan in the world went on to heaven today!!” Greg wrote. “Y’all I miss my daddy so much!! Those rides to Charlotte and going to the game will never be the same!!!”
Panthers coach Ron Rivera also expressed his sympathy on Twitter.
I was sorry to hear of the passing of Greg Good aka Cat Man. He was the first iconic Panther Fan to greet me & I always appreciated his love for @Panthers Condolences to his family. He will be missed! https://t.co/pr3OpyXBrD
— Ron Rivera (@RiverboatRonHC) July 6, 2019
But former Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams appeared disappointed in the team’s lack of recognition of its “biggest fan,” something he can likely relate to after his unpleasant departure from Carolina.
— DeAngelo Williams (@DeAngeloRB) July 7, 2019
Good attended every home Panthers game from their inaugural season in 1995 to 2017, unable to attend games in 2018 due to illness. He was named an official NFL Hall of Fame SuperFan for the team.
He had suffered congestive heart failure in 2014, but even that didn’t stop him from attending that weekend’s game against the 49ers.