Legendary NFL running back Jim Brown passes away
|Friday, May 19, 2023, 3:40 PM- -|
Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown passed away on Thursday at the age of 87.
Brown reportedly passed away peacefully with his wife at their Los Angeles home.
"It is with profound sadness that I announce the passing of my husband, Jim Brown. He passed peacefully last night in our LA home. To the world, he was an activist, actor, and football star," his wife Monique said in a statement. "To our family, he was a loving and wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. Our hearts are broken."
The Cleveland Browns released the following heartfelt statement:
"Jim Brown Forever -- Legend. Leader. Activist. Visionary.
It’s impossible to describe the profound love and gratitude we feel for having the opportunity to be a small piece of Jim’s incredible life and legacy. We mourn his passing, but celebrate the indelible light he brought to the world.
Our hearts are with Jim’s family, loved ones, and all those he impacted along the way."
Current Browns owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam released the following statement:
"He was certainly the greatest to ever put on a Browns uniform and arguably one of the greatest players in NFL history," a statement released Friday read. "Jim was one of the reasons the Browns have such a tremendous fan base today. So many people grew up watching him just dominate every time he stepped onto the football field but his countless accolades on the field only tell a small part of his story."
In the NFL, the three-time MVP rushed for 12,312 yards and 106 touchdowns from 1957-1965.
Legendary RB Jim Brown has passed away, his wife Monique Brown announced. pic.twitter.com/hOZD3W3hjW— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 19, 2023
RIP Jim Brown 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/nRtg07Zzyh— Darian Gilliam (@BlackFlagMatter) May 19, 2023
RIP to the legendary Jim Brown 🙏 pic.twitter.com/SwSaLfTnRA— Pickswise (@Pickswise) May 19, 2023
Hall of Famer and Browns legend Jim Brown has died at the age of 87. pic.twitter.com/flVXYQpl2D— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) May 19, 2023
RIP Jim Brown 🙏 :— Nik Luvs U (@NikLuvsSports) May 19, 2023
8x Pro Bowler
12312 rushing yards
106 rushing TD’s
2499 receiving yards
20 receiving TD’s
RIP to the Browns legend 🙏 pic.twitter.com/Czu5k2azgM
RIP Cleveland Browns legend Jim Brown pic.twitter.com/3QIYR5tvDn— McNeil (@Reflog_18) May 19, 2023
RIP Jim Brown. Legend. pic.twitter.com/VHVvdnvkx9— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) May 19, 2023
RIP to the Legendary Jim Brown.— Eagles Nation (@PHLEaglesNation) May 19, 2023
Jim Brown was an absolute nightmare for the #Eagles during his career. In fact, his most career yards against any team was facing the #Eagles.
In just 18 games against them, he had:
• 2,193 Rush Yds (121.8/gm)
• 18 TD
• 470 Rec Yd
• 4 Rec TD pic.twitter.com/SsKuTUbQ1m
NFL hall of Famer Jim Brown has died at the age of 87. pic.twitter.com/CNkZInCc46— Sunday Night Football on NBC (@SNFonNBC) May 19, 2023
Rest in peace, JIM BROWN. THE greatest ever. ❤️🙏🏈 pic.twitter.com/IkBN3wMKB5— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) May 19, 2023
Rest in peace, Jim Brown. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/KzXw94Vw1P— The Players' Tribune (@PlayersTribune) May 19, 2023
RIP to the legend, Jim Brown 🙏 pic.twitter.com/k3Nuu2Dn5c— Stadium (@Stadium) May 19, 2023
Jim Brown and Muhammad Ali jog in the London morning fog, May 1966.— Kevin Gallagher (@KevG163) May 19, 2023