DALLAS — Eddie Robinson Jr., the son of legendary Grambling football coach Eddie Robinson, died Wednesday night at Baylor University Medical Center following a prolonged illness. He was 70.

Robinson Jr. — sometimes called “Coach Jr.” — was a player and an assistant coach for 16 years under his father, who died in 2007.

“Eddie cared for his family unfailingly and without complaint and continued to contribute his time and skills to the Grambling State University football program through last season,” Robinson’s family said in a statement. “It was, perhaps, Eddie’s passion for sports and the youth that define him best. Each year, he looked forward to hosting summer football camps in honor of his father and enlisting colleagues and friends to impart fundamentals of the sport and life lessons on camp participants.”

Funeral arrangements are pending.