Alex Karras, Former NFL Player, Dead At 77

Wed, October 10, 2012 11:11am EST by 1 Comment

So sad: The football star-turned-actor suffered kidney failure Oct. 10.

NFL and Hollywood are mourning the loss of Alex Karras, who played defensive tackle for the Detroit Lions from 1958 to 1970. He died of kidney failure, a family spokesperson tells TMZ, after several years of battling multiple diseases, including stomach cancer and dementia.

Aside from his work on the field, you might remember seeing Alex as Mongo in Blazing Saddles or from the 1980s TV sitcom Webster.

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Posted at 11:17 AM on October 10, 2012  

Thoughts and prayers.

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