Saints, Pelicans Owner Tom Benson Has Died

Tom Benson, owner of the New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans, has died. He was 90 years old.

A statement released by the NFL and NBA teams said Benson passed away peacefully Thursday at Ochsner Medical Center, where he had been hospitalized since February after suffering flu-like symptoms.

The statement said his wife Gayle was by his side.

Benson purchased the Saints in 1985 and the Pelicans in 2012.

Funeral arraignments are pending.

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