• Reports: Lions great Karras has kidney failure

    Summary of 15 articles · Updated Oct 11, 2012
    Karras had been given just days to live after recently experiencing kidney failure. Karras died on Wednesday of kidney failure at his home in Los Angeles. He was 77. A few thoughts: Alex Karras, whose career with the Detroit Lions would come to be overshadowed by his starring roles in film and on TV's Webster, is dead today at the age of 77 after suffering kidney failure. Karras was selected by the Lions in the first round of the 1958 draft . In recent years, Karras had been bravely battling kidney disease, heart disease, stomach cancer and dementia. "I've seen a lot of us, us characters, in the last five years, and a lot of them are not in good shape," Karras said, speaking of the period between 1999-04. Karras's role as Mongo in Blazing Saddles established him as a comedic actor, something he parlayed into six seasons as George Papadapolis on the sitcom Webster.
    • Darren Rovell Erroneously Reports Alex Karras's Death, Plays It Cool

      Darren Rovell tweeted something tonight that incorrectly assumed Detroit Lions great Alex Karras had died. Karras is gravely ill, but not dead. Rovell's tweet was unfortunate, but everyone makes mistakes. Alas, he followed it up with this: More »
      Source: deadspin.com
    • Gravely ill ex-All Pro Karras has just days to live

      DETROIT (AP) Detroit Lions president Tom Lewand says the franchise is deeply saddened to learn of Alex Karras' condition.
      Source: CNNSI.com

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