Monday, August 5, 2013

Hollywood Life: Art Donovan: Colts Defensive Tackle, NFL Hall Of Famer Dies At 88

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Aug 5th 2013, 11:26, by Christopher Rogers

So sad. Baltimore Colts defensive tackle Art Donovan, whose hilarious stories about his football career helped him maintain his popularity long after he stopped playing the game, died on August 4.

The world has lost another sports legend, as Baltimore Colts defensive tackle Art Donovan died on Sunday, August 4, at 88. The cause of Art’s death was not immediately disclosed.

Art Donovan Dead — Colts Defensive Tackle, NFL Hall Of Famer Dies At 88

“The world is not as bright tonight because we lost someone who could make us all smile,” Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said August 4, according to CNN.

“Art Donovan..RIP..what a colorful,big-hearted man n Baller! Tremendous contributor to early building of the greatest league n all of sports,” Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay also tweeted.

Art Donovan’s Hall Of Fame-Worthy Career

Art played in the NFL for 12 seasons, beginning at age 26 after serving in World War II. He led the Colts to the world championship in 1958 and 1959. Art played in five Pro Bowls and was selected All-NFL five consecutive years –1954 through 1958. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1968.

Art was an amazing lineman and an even better storyteller. Long after his football career was over, he made a living on the talk-show circuit.

“The Pro Football Hall of Fame is saddened to learn of the passing of Baltimore Colts great Art Donovan. Art was a true legend of professional football and he will be deeply missed,” said Steve Perry, hall of fame president and executive director.

This is so sad. Our thoughts go out to Art’s family and friends at this difficult time.

WATCH: 1986 – Art Donovan

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