Former Bears Chairman Michael McCaskey Has Passed Away After Battling Cancer

The Chicago Bears announced the death of former chairman Michael McCaskey at the age of 76 after a fight with cancer.

McCaskey was the oldest of Virginia McCaskey’s sons, and of George S. Halas’ grandchildren. He served in a number of different capacities for the franchise, most notably as team president from 1983-1999. During McCaskey’s time as president, the Bears won six division championships and won Super Bowl XX. Following the team’s epic Super Bowl run, McCaskey’s peers voted him as the league’s Executive of the Year.

Larry Hawley of WGN News shared the release from the team in a tweet which is embedded below:

 

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Luis C. Medina, who you can find on Twitter at lcm1986, has been covering the Chicago Bears at Bleacher Nation since 2017. Since then, he has written about 3 head coaches, 5 play-callers, and 11 starting quarterbacks. Previously, Luis wrote about the Cubs and MLB at BN (2015-16) and worked in the Chicago Tribune sports department (2011-16). He also co-hosted a Cubs postgame show, Outside the Ivy, in 2019.

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