American Football Player Gale Sayers dies at 77

Gale sayers died on Tuesday at his home in Wakarusa, Ind at the age of 77, the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced on Wednesday morning.

His son Guy Bullard said the cause of death was complications of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

In March 2017, his family revealed that Sayers had dementia after he had publicly displayed symptoms of it for four years. He joins a growing list of football players who developed dementia and died of brain damage while still young.