Statement from Clark Hunt on death of former Chiefs WR Otis Taylor
The Kansas City Chiefs lost an all-time great on Friday and the entire Chiefs Kingdom is now mourning his loss.
Former Chiefs WR Otis Taylor died at 80 years old after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. A draft pick in 1965 out of Prairie View A&M, Taylor spent a decade terrorizing opposing defenses as one of the premier wide receivers of his era.
Chiefs CEO & Chairman Clark Hunt released a statement regarding Taylor’s passing on Friday, delivering his heartfelt thoughts and prayers.
“The Kansas City Chiefs organization is saddened by the passing of Otis Taylor. My family and I would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to Otis’ wife Regina, his sister Odell and the entire Taylor family as we mourn his passing. Otis was a Chief throughout his 11-year career, and he played an integral part in the early success of our franchise. He became a Kansas City icon with his signature touchdown in Super Bowl IV, as he helped the Chiefs bring home our first Lombardi Trophy. He was one of the most dynamic receivers of his era, and he helped revolutionize the position. Off-the-field, he was kind and dedicated to his community. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Otis’ legacy will live forever as a member of the Chiefs Hall of Fame.”
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