“It is with profound sadness that I announce the passing of my husband, Jim Brown. He passed away peacefully last night at our LA home. To the world he was an activist, actor and football star,” she wrote.
“To our family, he was a loving and wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Our hearts are broken,” she added.
NFL also confirmed his death with a statement saying, “We are heartbroken by the passing of the legendary Jim Brown. One of the greatest players in NFL history, a true pioneer and activist. Jim Brown’s legacy will live on forever.”
Jim was previously married to Sue. He has three children from his first marriage – twins Kim and Kevin and James Jr. Jim has two children with Monique – Aris and Morgan. He also reportedly has three more daughters from other relationships – Kimberly (from Kim Jones), Shellee (from Brenda Ayres), and Karen Brown Ward. Karen’s mother’s name has not been revealed.
Jim Brown led the Cleveland Browns to their last NFL title in 1964. He retired the following year to become an actor. He went on to feature in over 30 films, including “Any Given Sunday.”
“Legend. Leader. Activist. Visionary. It’s impossible to describe the profound love and gratitude we feel for having the opportunity to be a small piece of Jim’s incredible life and legacy. We mourn his passing, but celebrate the indelible light he brought to the world. Our hearts are with Jim’s family, loved ones, and all those he impacted along the way,” Cleveland Browns tweeted.