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Red McCombs, billionaire former owner of the Vikings and Spurs, dead at 95
20th February 2023
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Red McCombs, the billionaire American businessman who brought professional basketball to San Antonio in the 1970s and briefly owned the Minnesota Vikings, has died. He was 95.
The Vikings announced McCombs’ death on Monday.
"The Minnesota Vikings are saddened by the passing of former team owner Red McCombs," the team said. "Red embodied his famous ‘Purple Pride’ phrase and remained a staunch Vikings fan after passing the torch to the Wilf family in 2005. While Red had a clear passion for sports, it was evident what he loved the most were his children and grandchildren. Our thoughts and prayers are with the McCombs family during this difficult time. We will be forever grateful for Red and Charline's contributions to the Vikings."
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