Sports legend, actor and civil rights advocate Jim Brown has died at his Los Angeles home on the 19th, aged 87, the Associated Press reported.
Brown is one of the greatest professional footballers of all time. In 1964 he led the Cleveland Browns to an NFL title and was named MVP 12 times.
He is the Browns’ all-time leading rushing leader and has been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and College Football Hall of Fame.
After retiring from professional football in 1965, Brown turned his attention to acting and citizenship.
He founded the ‘Black Industry and Economic Coalition’ and, along with black athletes such as Bill Russell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, expressed support for ‘boxing legend’ Muhammad Ali, who refused to participate in the Vietnam War.안전놀이터
The movie ‘Jim Brown’ depicting his American football days when he was also active as an actor was also produced and screened.
Brown became the first African-American UFC commentator in 1993. He is also well versed in MMA, including alongside Bill Wallace at the promotion’s first pay-per-view event in Denver.