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William Clay Ford

Owner of the Detroit Lions

Dead at 88

3/9/2014 10:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
R.I.P.

0309-william-clay-ford-getty-01William Clay Ford, owner of the Detroit Lions, has died from pneumonia. He was 88.

Ford was the last surviving grandson of Ford Motor Co. founder Henry Ford. 

Lions team president Tom Lewand said in a statement, "It is with profound sadness that we mourn the loss of Mr. Ford and extend our deepest sympathies to Mrs. Ford and to the entire Ford family. No owner loved his team more than Mr. Ford loved the Lions."

Ford owned the Lions since November 1963, during which time the team won only one playoff game.

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4 COMMENTS

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1.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

RIP

194 days ago
2.

Vote2012    

He owns over half of that decaying cesspool of a city called Detroit. You can thank him and all the useless auto unions for destroying your city and state. His football team is terrible and so is his city.

194 days ago
3.

Butthead    

Ford... Stands for Fix Or Repair Daily. The team, The city, the car, Etc...

193 days ago

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