• Former Seahawks owner Ken Behring dies at age 91

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff


    The Seattle Seahawks announced Friday afternoon that former owner Ken Behring died earlier this week at age 91. 

    The organization said Behring died on Tuesday but his cause of death wasn't announced. 

    Behring bought the team from the Nordstrom family in 1988 and tried to relocate the team to Southern California. He later sold the team to Paul Allen in 1997.

    “We are saddened by the loss of former Seahawks owner Ken Behring,” the team said in a statement. “We send our heartfelt condolences to Mr. Behring’s family and friends.”

    In 1995, Behring established the Seattle Seahawks Charitable Foundation. It promoted the healthy, social, emotional, intellectual and physical development of youth by enhancing opportunities for participation in sports and fitness activities.

    Behring also established the Wheelchair Foundation. which delivers free wheelchairs to people with disabilities around the world. 


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