Bears VP McCaskey dies

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CHICAGO - Chicago Bears vice president Tim McCaskey died Sunday following a 17-month battle with cancer.

McCaskey, a Notre Dame graduate, became the vice president of the Bears in 1993.

"Tim, first and foremost, was a fan - as passionate, loyal, critical, analytical, committed and devoted a Bears fan as there ever was," the McCaskey family said in a statement. "The tenacity and dignity with which he fought this dreaded disease is an inspiration to all of us."

He is survived by his mother, four children and eight grandchildren.


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