Longtime Detroit Lions owner William Clay Ford has died, Kyle Meinke of Mlive reports. He was 88.
Further details have to yet be disclosed.
"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," Lions president Tom Lewand said in a statement released through
the team. "No owner loved his team more than Mr. Ford loved the Lions.
"Those of us who had the opportunity to work for Mr. Ford knew of his
unyielding passion for his family, the Lions and the city of Detroit.
"His leadership, integrity, kindness, humility and good humor were
matched only by his desire to bring a Super Bowl championship to the
Lions and to our community. Each of us in the organization will continue
to relentlessly pursue that goal in his honor."