Jim Brown

Jim Brown, widely regarded as the greatest running back and one of the greatest players in the history of the NFL, has passed away.

Tom Withers of the Associated Press announced Brown’s passing.

“Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown, the unstoppable running back who retired at the peak of his brilliant career to become an actor as well as a prominent civil rights advocate during the 1960s, has died. He was 87.

“A spokeswoman for Brown’s family said he passed away peacefully in his Los Angeles home on Thursday night with his wife, Monique, by his side,” the report said.

Brown played his entire NFL career (1957-1965) with the Cleveland Browns. While Brown retired in his prime, he retired as the NFL’s all-time leading rusher and held the mark until it was broken by Walter Payton in 1984.

The Browns honored Brown on Twitter. In addition to releasing a statement, they also changed their Twitter avatar to his number, 32, with a Browns helmet.

Brown also starred in other sports before joining the NFL. Most notably, that included lacrosse, but also included track and field and basketball. After his football career ended, Brown became an actor and starred in movies like The Dirty Dozen.

Several people honored Brown for all of his achievements upon the news of his passing.

[Associated Press]

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