Jim Brown Dies: NFL Great, ‘Dirty Dozen’ Actor & Civil Rights Activist Was 87

UNDATED: American football player, running back Jim Brown, #32 of the Cleveland Browns, stands on the field during a game. Jim Brown played for the Browns from 1957-1965.
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Athlete, actor, and activist Jim Brown has died at the age of 87. Considered one of the best football players of all time, Brown was also a civil rights activist and established himself as an action star, appearing in shows and films such as The Dirty Dozen, The A-Team, He Got Game, Mars Attacks!, I Spy, Any Given Sunday, The Running Man, and more. Monique Brown, his wife since 1997, announced his death on Instagram but did not share a cause of death.

“It is with profound sadness that I announce the passing of my husband, Jim Brown. He passed peacefully last night at our LA home,” she wrote, sharing a photo of her and the late star. “To the world he was an activist, actor, and football star. To our family, he was a loving and wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. Our hearts are broken…”

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