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« on: October 10, 2012, 11:10:13 AM »

Former Lions great Alex Karras dies at 77

Former All-Pro Detroit Lions defensive tackle Alex Karras passed away this morning in Los Angeles at the age of 77.

Karras had been given just days to live after recently experiencing kidney failure. In recent years, Karras had been bravely battling kidney disease, heart disease, stomach cancer and dementia... 

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/former-lions-star-alex-karras-grave-condition-211021452--nfl.html
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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2012, 12:49:22 PM »

Man....how sad! He was a good football player and a funny guy. I think my favorite non-football role he played was in the movie "Victor/Victoria".

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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2012, 01:06:42 PM »

Sad day.

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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2012, 07:41:41 PM »

I still get a kick out of seeing Karras as Mongo. Pretty simple role, mainly doing a series of slapstick gags, but a funny and memorable character.
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