Detroit Lions great, 'Blazing Saddles' and 'Webster' star Alex Karras suffering from kidney failure, has days to live | pk | Scoop.it

Friends of Alex Karras say the former Lions great suffered kidney failure in the last two weeks and has been given only a few days to live.

The 77-year-old Karras has suffered from a variety of health problems in recent years, including dementia and cancer, and is part of the mass concussion lawsuit more than 3,000 former players have filed against the NFL.

Karras played defensive tackle for the Lions from 1958-70 and followed with a successful acting career. He starred as Mongo in the movie “Blazing Saddles” and in the 1980s sitcom “Webster,” where wife Susan Clark was his TV wife...

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