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Ken Stabler dies at 69; elusive Raiders quarterback known as 'The Snake'

Ken Stabler dies at 69; elusive Raiders quarterback known as 'The Snake'

Ken Stabler, among the greatest quarterbacks in Oakland Raiders history, has died of complications from colon cancer. He was 69. Stabler, who had battled the disease since being diagnosed in February, died Wednesday, according to a statement by the family. "He passed peacefully surrounded by the people he loved most, including his three daughters and longtime partner, as some of his favorite songs played in the background, such as Lynyrd Skynyrd's 'Sweet Home Alabama' and Van Morrison's 'Leaves Falling Down,' " the statement said. Although his family did not disclose where Stabler died, he was in his home state of Alabama, according to the...

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