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Former Browns GM Tom Heckert dies at 51

Posted: 1:08 PM, Aug 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-06 18:32:28-04
Former Browns GM Tom Heckert dies at 51

Former Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert has died at age 51, the Denver Broncos announced on Monday.

Heckert spent the last five years in the Broncos' personnel department. Before going to the Broncos, Heckert was at the Browns from 2010-2012.

Heckert stepped away from the Broncos in 2017 to focus on his health after he was diagnosed with amyloidosis—a disease that occurs when abnormal proteins called amyloids build up and form deposits, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine

His father, Tom Heckert Sr., worked for more than 20 years as an NFL player personnel executive before retiring in 2007, the Associated Press reports.

Heckert drafted Joe Haden, Phil Taylor, Trent Richardson and Brandon Weeden. 

The Cleveland Browns organization released the following statement on the Heckert's passing:

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Tom Heckert and share our sincerest condolences with his family and friends, including the many lives he impacted with the Browns organization and throughout the entire NFL during his established career.

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