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    Alex Karras has only a few days to live.

    Posted: Monday October 8, 2012 11:06PM ; Updated: Monday October 8, 2012 11:57PM
    Ill Karras has just days to live


    ...Karras may be even better well known for his work as an actor, including being a lovable father in the 1980s sitcom "Webster." He also played the role of Mongo in the 1974 comedy classic "Blazing Saddles," in which he said, "Mongo only pawn in game of life," and punched out a horse.

    Recently, his wife said his quality of life has been made worse because of head injuries sustained during his playing career....


    Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/201...#ixzz28lufEsN0

    I read his book "Even Big Guys Cry" in high school. He's a character. Of course he will always live on as "Mongo" from Blazing Saddles.

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    Warning Foul Language

    Warning: Foul Language!

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28khv-BydeY"]Blazing Saddles - Mongo - YouTube[/ame]

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKRma7PDW10&NR=1&feature=fvwp"]Mongo only pawn in game of life - YouTube[/ame]

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    Thank you for making me smile this morning Steely. Blazing Saddles is one of the few movies I actually have if the cable goes out.

    I watched with my Dad him playing football. I hope he's not in any pain.
    There is Good Grief. Just ask Charlie Brown.

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    That's my son and my favorite movie. We sometimes text each other (he lives about three hours away) lines from it. I always liked when Mongo says in such an innocent voice "Mongo like candy."

    Prayers for Alex Karras and his family.

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsVLPKt-JJY&feature=related"]Alex Karras.wmv - YouTube[/ame]

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    His soulful expression when he says "Mongo only pawn in game of life" gets me every time.

    Safe passage Mr. Karras.

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    How sad.

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    Alex Karras Has Died

    Former Detroit Lion great Alex Karras dies

    Former NFL lineman, actor dies at 77 after suffering from dementia


    Published On: Oct 10 2012 10:49:44 AM EDT Updated On: Oct 10 2012 11:18:37 AM EDT

    http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/F...1/-/index.html


    October 10, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Former Detroit Lion All-Pro Alex Karras dies at age 77
    By Associated Press

    Los Angeles Alex Karras, the rugged lineman who anchored the Detroit Lions' defense in the 1960s, then went on to an acting career in which he starred in the sitcom "Webster" and famously punched a horse in the 1974 comedy "Blazing Saddles," died Wednesday. He was 77.

    Karras, who had recently suffered kidney failure, died at home in Los Angeles surrounded by family members, said Craig Mitnick, Karras' attorney.

    Diagnosed with dementia, Karras in April joined the more than 3,500 former NFL players suing the league for not protecting them better from head injuries, immediately becoming one of the best-known names in the legal fight...

    From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/2...#ixzz28uVZTZQH

    Alex Karras, former NFL lineman, actor, dies at 77
    By LARRY LAGE, AP
    47 minutes ago

    DETROIT Alex Karras, the rugged lineman who anchored the Detroit Lions' defense in the 1960s, then went on to an acting career in which he starred in the sitcom "Webster" and famously punched a horse in the 1974 comedy "Blazing Saddles," died Wednesday. He was 77.

    Karras, who had recently suffered kidney failure, died at home in Los Angeles surrounded by family members, said Craig Mitnick, Karras' attorney.

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