Tributes pour in following death of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Len Dawson

Tributes pour in following death of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Len Dawson Credit: Twitter @thekyliemanning

Len Dawson, a Hall of Fame quarterback who played for the Kansas City Chiefs during their first Super Bowl championship, remaining with the team for six decades as a player and broadcaster, has died aged 87, as reported on Wednesday, August 24.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Len Dawson, known by many as “Lenny the Cool” was born on June 20, 1935.

He would go on to play for the Kansas City Chiefs for 14 seasons he was the longest- sports anchor in Kansas City history.

His family reported his death in a statement that read:

“With wife Linda at his side, it is with much sadness that we inform you of the passing of our beloved Len Dawson. 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. Linda wants to acknowledge and thank the wonderful team of doctors, nurses and support staff at KU Med who showed tremendous amounts of love and compassion for Len.”

Following the announcement of the death of the legendary Kansas City Chiefs quarterback, tributes have flooded Twitter:

The death of the legendary Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Len Dawson comes after the death of Gene LeBell, an American martial artist and fighter who died aged 89, as reported on Wednesday, August 10.


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