Jim Brown, the legendary Cleveland Browns RB and civil rights icon, has passed away at the age of 87. Check out what did Jim Brown die from.
Jim Brown, NFL Legend & Actor Dies at the age of 87
Jim Brown, widely regarded as pro football’s greatest running back who ended his career early to pursue acting and civil rights activism, has died, his family announced.
A spokeswoman for Brown’s family said he died peacefully in his Los Angeles home Thursday night with his wife, Monique, by his side.
His cause of death has not been made public.
Brown died “peacefully in his Los Angeles home on Thursday night with his wife, Monique, by his side,” a spokeswoman told the Associated Press.
In response to the tragic news, Browns owners, the Haslam family, told the team’s website that Brown was “a true icon” of the league and “certainly the greatest to ever put on a Browns uniform.”
They went on to say: “His commitment to making a positive impact for all of humanity off the field is what he should also be known for.
“In the time we’ve spent with Jim, especially when we first became a part of the Browns, we learned so much from him about the unifying force sports can be and how to use sport as a vehicle for change while making a positive impact in the community.
“Jim broke down barriers just as he broke tackles. He fought for civil rights, brought athletes from all different sports together to use their platform for good.
“Many thought Jim retired from football too soon, but he always did it his way.
“From the football field, to Hollywood, to his work in athlete activism, Jim always played the leading role.
Syracuse University, where Brown showcased his talents, also expressed their condolences, recognizing him as an unparalleled figure in the world of football.