Hall Of Fame QB, Super Bowl Champ Len Dawson Passes Away

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Len Dawson, a Hall of Fame quarterback and Super Bowl champion with the Kansas City Chiefs, has passed away at age 87.

The news was announced by Dawson’s family.

“With wife Linda at his side, it is with much sadness that we inform you of the passing of our beloved Len Dawson,” the family said in a statement, via ESPN.com.

“He was a wonderful husband, father, brother and friend. Len was always grateful and many times overwhelmed by the countless bonds he made during his football and broadcast careers. He loved Kansas City and no matter where his travels took him, he could not wait to return home.”

Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt also released a statement, saying he was “heartbroken” by Dawson’s passing.

“Len Dawson is synonymous with the Kansas City Chiefs. Len embraced and came to embody Kansas City and the people that call it home. You would be hard-pressed to find a player who had a bigger impact in shaping the organization as we know it today than Len Dawson did,” Hunt said in a statement. “I admired Len my entire life — first as a Hall of Fame player on the field, and later as he transitioned into a successful broadcasting career. Throughout his remarkable career, Len made it a priority to give back to the community that he loved. The franchise has lost a true legend. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Linda and his family.”

Our deepest condolences go out to Dawson’s family and friends during this difficult time.

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