10/18/2010 02:36 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Freddy 'Sez' Schuman, Famous Yankees Fan, Dies At 85

Freddy 'Sez' Schuman, the beloved New York Yankees fan who brought homemade signs and led cheers in Yankee Stadium using a spoon and a frying pan, died at age 85 on Sunday afternoon.

Schuman reportedly suffered a heart attack on Friday night and died at Lenox Hill Hospital, according to

"It's a sad day for Yankee fans and for anyone who knew Freddy," said Chuck Frantz, a longtime friend of Schuman.

Frantz also said that Schuman had been attending Yankees games for the last 22 seasons.