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Alex Karras

Born: 1935-07-35 - Died: 2012-10-10
Cause of Death:
Kidney failure

Death Summary: On October 10th, 2012, Alex Karras lost his long battle with kidney failure and dementia. Alex Karras was 77 years of age.

Who was Alex Karras :

Alex Karras was a well-known professional wrestler, football player, actor, and sports commentator from Gary, Indiana. Karras is most known for his involvement with the Detroit Lions, and also for playing "Mongo" on the 1974 movie of Blazing Saddles.

During Karras' NFL career with the Detroit Lions, Karras has been praised as being one of the best defensive tacklemen in NFL history. Karras was also active as a sports commentator on ABC's Monday Night Football from 1974-1976.

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  1. linda casey Says:

    I liked him. He seemed to be a very nice man.

  2. lisa keeney Says:

    I really enjoyed watching him on Tv he was very funny

  3. aaaron Says:

    Alex you were so great on Webster, such a cool Dad character, I grew up watching you and Susan, my condolences to her and your family during this time! we lost another great!

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    He had the colon of a Greek god and the prostate of a merman.

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