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A downtown Chicago high-rise lit up the night sky Tuesday in honor of Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks (pictured), who passed away Friday, according to the Chicago Tribune. He was 83.

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The south side of the 57-story Blue Cross-Blue Shield Tower reportedly shined bright in blue and white with the words “Mr. Cub” and Banks’ jersey number, “14.”

His widow, Liz Banks, announced this week through her attorney that the cause of death for Banks was a heart attack. Visitation for Banks is scheduled for noon to 8 p.m. (CST) Friday at Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut St. on the city’s North Side. The funeral will take place at the same location at 10 a.m. (CST) Saturday.

The former star in the Negro Leagues signed with the Cubs in 1953 and went on to make history. In 1977, Banks was elected into baseball’s Hall of Fame and awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013.

“He was a great pioneer for African-American players in Chicago, a two-time MVP, accomplished what he did in that era, going from playing shortstop at a high level to first base,” former Cubs general manager Jim Hendry told the Chicago Sun-Times. “He and Billy [Williams] led the trail for a lot of African-American players after them.

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