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    Reports: Merlin Olsen dies at 69

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    Reports: Merlin Olsen dies at 69
    Posted by Michael David Smith on March 11, 2010 11:07 AM ET

    Merlin Olsen, the Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive tackle who played his entire 15-year career for the Los Angeles Rams, has died at the age of 69, according to reports.

    Howard Balzer of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat reports that Olsen died early this morning. The Cache Valley Daily, a newspaper based in Olsen's hometown of Logan, Utah, reports that Olsen was diagnosed with mesothelioma and had been undergoing several rounds of chemotherapy.
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    Re: Reports: Merlin Olsen dies at 69

    I hope FTD sends his family flowers

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    Re:Reports: Merlin Olsen dies at 69

    He was one of my all time favorites. He was a great football player and a darn good actor. RIP Merlin Olsen, may you friends and family find comfort in knowing you were so well admired.

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    Re:Reports: Merlin Olsen dies at 69

    Merlin and Rosie........That was a pair......

    R.I.P my friend.
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    Re:Reports: Merlin Olsen dies at 69

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmQ0j1c3akk

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    Re:Reports: Merlin Olsen dies at 69

    One of the better players of his generation. Cheers to him and his great career, as well as his life after football with movies and broadcasting.

    Thoughts and prayers with the family. RIP.
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    Re:Reports: Merlin Olsen dies at 69

    Bummer.

    Olsen played the game of football as a game, and he left it all out on the field.

    With a name like Olsen, he should have been a Viking.

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