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Legendary Buffalo Bills Owner Ralph Wilson Dies

Bills Owner Ralph Wilson Dies at 95
Bills Owner Ralph Wilson Dies at 95
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Buffalo Bills longtime owner Ralph Wilson has died today at the age of 95. Yahoo reported on March 25 that the Hall of Fame owner passed away in his home on Tuesday afternoon around 1:40 pm.
Mr. Wilson had been in failing health for several years and was receiving in home hospice care.

Bills president Russ Brandon made this statement shortly after receiving word of his death. “No one loves this game more than Ralph Wilson. It's very tough. What he's meant to the entire organization. He's our leader, our mentor our friend. How he loves his players and loved our community. Special guy. They just don't make them like Ralph Wilson.”

Many former players, coaches, and NFL colleagues took to twitter and other media outlets to share condolences for the Wilson family. Wilson was the founder and sole owner of the Bills since 1960 and also played a key role in the league's merger with the NFL. He was inducted into the Football Hall of Fame in 2009.