Ex-Bomber Ricky Bell dies

Then-Blue Bomber Ricky Bell stretches during a 2003 practice. Bell, who played for the Bombers...

Then-Blue Bomber Ricky Bell stretches during a 2003 practice. Bell, who played for the Bombers between 2002 and 2004, passed away on Feb. 17. (QMI Agency)

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:51 PM ET

Former Winnipeg Blue Bombers defensive back Ricky Bell has died.

He was 36.

Bell, who played for the Bombers between 2002 and 2004, passed away on Feb. 17.

It is always sad anytime you lose somebody at such a young age, Bombers president Jim Bell said in a release. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family at this time.

Bell's most recent football job was with the Arena league's Georgia Force. He won a Grey Cup with Calgary in 2001.


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