KARRAS DIES: Former Hawkeye Passes Away

Posted on: 12:05 pm, October 10, 2012, by

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Family, friends, and fans are remembering a former Iowa Hawkeye, NFL player, and actor.

A family spokesman has confirmed Alex Karras died Wednesday morning.

He battled kidney disease, heart disease, dementia, and for the last two years stomach cancer.

Karras was a four-time pro bowl defensive lineman, and later acted in movies, including Blazing Saddles, Porky’s, and Victor Victoria.

He and his wife Susan Clark also starred in the TV show Webster.