Gale Sayers : RIP

Sept. 23, 2020, 9:51 AM EDT / Updated Sept. 23, 2020, 11:09 AM EDTBy David K. Li

Gale Sayers, the Hall of Fame running back for the Chicago Bears, whose friendship with a dying teammate was depicted in the movie “Brian’s Song,” died on Wednesday, officials said.

Sayers, who had been diagnosed with dementia several years ago, was 77.

Known as the “Kansas Comet,” Sayers spent his entire seven-season career with the Bears and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977, but he was also known by many for the movie that told the story of his friendship with a dying teammate, Brian Piccolo.”

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