NFL legend Jim Brown passed away at the age of 87, according to a spokesperson from the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The Associated Press reported that Brown died at his home in Los Angeles, with his wife by his side.
Known as a three-time MVP running back, he achieved significant success by leading the Cleveland Browns to their last NFL title in 1964.
Despite his thriving football career, Brown chose to retire in his prime after the 1965 season in order to pursue acting.
In addition to his athletic accomplishments, he was also recognized as a prominent leader in the civil rights movement.
The news of Brown’s death marks the end of an era for football enthusiasts and civil rights advocates alike.