Timothy Brown, best known for his days in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles and later as an actor who appeared in the megahit series M * A * S * H, died. He was 82 years old.
Brown suffered from dementia in his final days, according to an obituary published by the Eagles.
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“Timmy Brown was a great eagle of all time and one of the most dynamic multi-purpose players of his time. He has overcome many obstacles in his life to be successful both as an athlete and as an entertainer, ”said Jeffry Lurie, CEO and Chairman of Eagles, in a statement posted on Twitter.
"He was one of the most exciting players he has seen in his career," he added. “Those who knew him well said they will remember him because of his open-minded, uplifting personality and the connections he has made to his teammates and the community. Our thoughts are with his loved ones at this time. "
After leaving the NFL in 1968, Brown became an actor and was one of the few actors in Robert Altman's film M * A * S * H, who also starred in the groundbreaking series Spinoff. He has appeared on several TV shows, including S.W.A.T., The Rookies, T.J. Hooker and Benson.
According to People, Brown has been a probation officer at Camp Kilpatrick Detention Center in Los Angeles for more than 15 years.
According to the deadline, he is survived by his son Sean Brown, his sister Della Mitchell and two grandchildren. The family is planning a memorial service for May 24, which would have been the star's 83rd birthday.