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Former Saints Football Player Tom Dempsey Dies From Coronavirus at 73

Former Saints Football Player Tom Dempsey Dies From Coronavirus at 73

Former football player Tom Dempsey has sadly died from the COVID-19 Coronavirus at age 73.

The athlete played for both the Philadelphia Eagles and New Orleans Saints as #19.

“Our thoughts and prayers are extended to Carlene and the entire Dempsey family on the passing of their dear Tom. The New Orleans Saints family is deeply saddened and heartbroken at this most difficult time,” a statement reads from the Saints owner Gayle Benson.

It continues that “Tom’s life spoke directly to the power of the human spirit and exemplified his resolute determination to not allow setbacks to impede following his dreams and aspirations. He exemplified the same fight and fortitude in recent years as he battled valiantly against illnesses but never wavered and kept his trademark sense of humor. He holds a special place in the hearts and minds of the Saints family.”

Tom, who also suffered from dementia, died from complications with the coronavirus on Saturday, April 4 in New Orleans.

See how many other notables have lost their lives from the virus.

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