Beloved Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl Champion Otis Taylor Passes At 80

Mr. Taylor is one of Kansas City's favorite icons for those who REALLY know their football history. 

Otis Taylor was a groundbreaking wide receiver who was universally adored by locals across the metro. Even better, he always lived up to the expectations of his admirers and represented the city and his team with an exceptional degree of class.

Here's an even better take from a TKC reader as tribute to the passing . . .

"I met Mr. Taylor several times from when I was a young lad until about 5 years ago and he never ignored or made excuses to talk with me, he had the best stories about football and life, he was a good man and ambassador for the chiefs. He will be sorely missed period. The man is a legend in football but his true legend is what he did off the field in the community and in life. Life would be different for me if I hadn’t met him. Truth. Legend. Hero."

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Otis Taylor, Super Bowl champion receiver with Chiefs, dies at age of 80

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Otis Taylor, the longtime Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver who along with quarterback Len Dawson formed one of the NFL's dynamic duos, died Thursday after more than a decade of health problems. He was 80.

Otis Taylor, receiver who helped Kansas City Chiefs win their first Super Bowl, dies at 80

Former Kansas City Chiefs great Otis Taylor has been overlooked by the Pro Football Hall of Fame for decades. If that changes, the dazzling wide receiver and 10-year veteran of the team will never have a chance to enjoy it.

Otis Taylor, former Chiefs receiver, dies at 80 following battle with Parkinson's

Chiefs legend Otis Taylor, the wide receiver who led Kansas City to its first world championship in Super Bowl IV, died following a battle with Parkinson's disease and dementia on Thursday, his family confirmed to The Associated Press. He was 80.

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