BLAZING SADDLES star Alex Karras has died at the age of 77.
The football star-turned-actor passed away on Wednesday (10Oct12), just days after he was discharged from Santa Monica hospital in California to continue with hospice care at home.
He had suffered numerous ailments in recent years and finally succumbed to kidney failure.
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BLAZING SADDLES star Alex Karras is critically ill and reportedly has just days to live after suffering kidney failure.
The football star-turned-actor, 77, has been treated at the Santa Monica hospital in California, but was recently discharged to receive hospice care at home.
The former Detroit Lions player has been battling cancer and dementia, and recently suffered kidney failure.
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The sportsman, who played Mongo in Blazing Saddles, claims his footballing hits have left him with dementia.
Karras has joined hundreds of other former Nfl players in a class lawsuit that seeks medical monitoring, cognitive health benefits and financial compensation, according to Tmz.com.
A statement from Karras' wife, which accompanies his suit, reads, "Dementia prevents him from doing everyday activities such as driving, cooking, sports fishing, reading books and going to big events or travelling.
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