Heaven gained an angel.
NFL legend, Jim Brown, passed away, at 87. ESPN reports his wife, Monique, said he died “peacefully” in his sleep on Thursday (May 18) in their Los Angeles home. The cause of death is unknown at this time. Online she wrote,
“To the world he was an activist, actor, and football star. To our gamily he was a loving and wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. Our hearts are broken..."
The outlet points out in 2020, Brown was placed into the NFL 100 all-time team. He was also ranked as the No. 1 all-time player on the College Football 150 list. He was also named the greatest football player ever by the Sporting News in 2002.
In 2020, Brown was selected to the NFL 100 all-time team and also was ranked as the No. 1 all-time player on the College Football 150 list to celebrate those sports' anniversaries. He was named the greatest football player ever by the Sporting News in 2002.
He retired from the NFL at 30, “at the top of his career.” The publication says “Since his retirement, no Browns player has worn his No. 32, and a statue of him went up outside of FirstEnergy Stadium in 2016.”
Jim was also in the film, The Dirty Dozen in 1966. After that, he began to focus on doing more films and social activism. In 1988, he created the Amer-I-Can program, an effort to turn gang members from destructive to productive members of society, the article reports.
Our hearts and thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.