Tennessee Titans Owner Bud Adams Passes Away at Age 90

Mike ChiariFeatured ColumnistOctober 21, 2013

NASHVILLE, TN - CIRCA 2011: In this handout image provided by the NFL, K.S. 'Bud' Adams, Jr., owner of the Tennessee Titans poses for his NFL headshot circa 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by NFL via Getty Images)
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Tennessee Titans owner K.S. 'Bud' Adams, whose mark on the sport of football is indelible due to his status as one of the AFL's charter members, passed away on Monday at the age of 90, according to the team's official Twitter account:

Titans/Oilers founder and owner K.S. “Bud” Adams, Jr. passed away peacefully from natural causes at his home this morning in Houston.

— Tennessee Titans (@TennesseeTitans) October 21, 2013

Adams' death was first reported by Brent Zwerneman of the Houston Chronicle, who said that it was due to natural causes:

All early indications are that Bud Adams' death is of natural causes, source said. Also stressed 'early indications.'

— Brent Zwerneman (@BrentZwerneman) October 21, 2013

 Adams' son in law Tommy Smith will take over as president and CEO of the Titans.