Former NFL Player Orlando Thomas Dies Of Lou Gehrig’s Disease

Orlando Thomas Dies at 42

TIME reports that the former Minnesota Viking died after a long battle with ALS

by #teamEBONY, November 11, 2014

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Former NFL Player Orlando Thomas Dies Of Lou Gehrig’s Disease

Former NFL Player Orlando Thomas Dies Of Lou Gehrig’s Disease

Former NFL player Orlando Thomas died in Louisiana on Monday after succumbing to Lou Gehrig’s Disease, his agent told Bloomberg.

The 42-year-old former Minnesota Vikings safety had revealed in 2007 that he was battling the disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and named after the former New York Yankees star who died of it in 1941.







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