NEAR WEST SIDE — Former Chicago Bears linebacker Doug Buffone, 70, was found dead in his home Monday afternoon, fire officials confirmed.
An ambulance was called to a home in the 1200 block of West Lexington Street at about 1:30 p.m. Monday, according to Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford.
There was no sign of trauma, Langford said. The medical examiner was not yet on scene.
Stephanie Lulay discusses Buffone's career and passing:
Buffone was selected by the Chicago Bears in the 1966 NFL Draft and went on to play 15 seasons at linebacker for the Bears, retiring in 1980, as the all-time leader in games played for the team.
Buffone currently co-hosts Chicago NFL Live on The Score 670 AM and he co-host a radio show with former Bear Ed O'Bradovich after every Bears game. Their radio rants after the team lost were legendary.
Fans and others took to Twitter to mourn Buffone's death.
Especially after a #Bears loss, was nice to turn on the radio and listen to someone who cares about them as much as I do. RIP Doug Buffone.— Chicago Sports Talk (@talkCHIsports) April 20, 2015
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