Legendary NFL Owner Al Davis Dies at Age 82

Posted Saturday October 8, 2011 12:06 PM GMT

One of the most prominent figures in the sports world, Al Davis passed away at the age of 82-year-old on Saturday morning (October 8).

The legendary owner of the Oakland Raiders' death was announced on his beloved franchise's website, with the team providing no further details regarding the loss of their longtime leader.

Having begun his NFL career sixty years back as an assistant coach of the San Diego Chargers, Davis has already been inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame back - with the enshrinement taking place in 1992.

Known for his many catchphrases such as "Just win, baby" and "Commitment to excellence," Al led the Raiders to three Super Bowl victories in 1976, 1980 and 1982.

Paying respects via Twitter, Snoop Dogg posted a message reading, "Rest in Power to The Al Davis "win baby win" . U will be missed," while MC Hammer wrote, "Al Davis embodied the Spirit of Oakland ... Hard worker .. Blue collar, forward thinker.. against the grain ... We will miss you."

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