...he was most famous for his acting roles as the adoptive father in the “Webster” and the outlaw “Mongo” who punched a horse out in the “Blazing Saddles.”
Tampa, FL (PRWEB) October 12, 2012
Alex Karras has passed away. The 77-year-old died on Wednesday according to a report from philly.com. And acknowledging that he did very well both in the field and in the screen, GreenBeanBuddy.com commented that he should be remembered as both a great actor and an amazing NFL player.
Based on the report, Karras died at his home in Los Angeles following his recent diagnosis of kidney failure. Earlier this week, he was released from the hospital so he could spend his remaining days with his wife and kids.
Nonetheless, apart from the kidney failure, the report related that other illnesses contributed to the deterioration of his health. He had dementia and heart disease according to his family and friends. For the last two years, he also suffered from stomach cancer.
An NFL Hall of Famer, Karras was considered one of the best defensive tackles during his football days. However, he was most famous for his acting roles as the adoptive father in the “Webster” and the outlaw “Mongo” who punched a horse out in the “Blazing Saddles.”
Karras is survived by his second wife Susan Clark and five kids. Four of them are his children from his first marriage.
Here's in an excerpt from the post Alex Karras Dies at 77 by GreenBeanBuddy.com.
“Early on Wednesday, we posted a story about Alex Karras diagnosed with kidney failure. We related that he was released from the hospital so he can spend his remaining days with his family. Sadly, on that same day, he died at his home in Los Angeles at age 77.
Apart from kidney failure, the NFL Hall of Famer also had dementia. According to his family and friends, he also suffered from heart disease and stomach cancer. ”
According to entertainment and sports news website GreenBeanBuddy.com, Alex Karras was remembered by his family and friends as someone who loved to perform. And that could be seen on the successful careers he had in the field and in the screen. For that, the site said that he should be remembered as both a great actor and an outstanding NFL player.
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