Gale Sayers, whose friendship with a dying teammate touched the hearts of generations of football fans through the movie « Brian’s Song, » has died at age 77.
My heart is broken over the loss of my dear friend, Gale Sayers.
Portraying Gale in Brian’s Song was a true honor and one of the nightlights of my career. He was an extraordinary human being with the the kindest heart.
My sincerest condolences to his family 💔#RIPGaleSayers pic.twitter.com/OyQRlwuznU
— Billy Dee Williams (@realbdw) September 23, 2020
— NFL Films (@NFLFilms) September 23, 2020
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