Published: Jan 22, 2012 4:13 AM EST

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Former Penn State Coach Joe Paterno is in decline tonight. His family says Paterno has had complications in recent days during treatment for lung cancer.

One of Joe Paterno's sons says his father is "continuing to fight." Family members are refuting reports that Paterno has died -- but they also say his condition has become "serious" after he experienced complications from lung cancer.

We'll continue to follow the breaking developments.