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NFL Legend Gale Sayers Dead At 77 After Battle With Dementia

Added 09-23-20 10:17:01am EST - “The Chicago Bears legend died Wednesday.” - Tmz.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Tmz.com: “NFL Legend Gale Sayers Dead At 77 After Battle With Dementia”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Chicago Bears legend Gale Sayers has died after a lengthy battle with dementia ... the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Wednesday.

Sayers -- despite only playing in 68 career games due to various injuries -- is considered one of the greatest running backs of all-time.

He made the All-Pro team FIVE times and was selected to the Hall of Fame on the first ballot in 1977 ... and, at 34 years old, is still the youngest person to ever be inducted.

HOF President and CEO David Baker said Wednesday the death rocked the football world ... adding, "The entire Pro Football Hall of Fame family mourns the passing of Gale."

"Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Ardie, and their entire family. We will forever keep his legacy alive to serve as inspiration for future generations. The Hall of Fame flag will fly at half-staff until he is laid to rest."

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