Fred Dean, Pronounced Dead


Fred Dean was a very talented NFL player who was a part of the San Diego 49ers. On October 14, 2020, Fred Dean unfortunately passed away due to the coronavirus at the age of 68. According to his former teammate, Dwight Hicks, Dean was hospitalized and placed on a ventilator in intensive care. That Wednesday, he was pronounced dead in his home state of Louisiana.

Fred Dean was a loving father, son, husband, and huge inspiration to many people. There are 5 children who survive him and a wife who does so as well. Dean helped lead his team into two Super Bowl victories in 1982 and 1985. Dean was a defensive end for an entire decade. He was a two-time first team All-Pro and a four-time Pro Bowler. In 2008, Dean was added into the Pro Football Hall Of Fame.

To honor Fred Dean, the players of the 49ers wore their helmets with #74 decals to their game against the Rams. Fred Dean is not the only celebrity who has passed away due to Covid-19, there have been many more passings due to this devastating virus.