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06/12/1996 NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle dies of brain cancer

Alvin Ray "Pete" Rozelle was an American businessman and executive. Rozelle served as the commissioner of NFL for nearly thirty years, from 1960 until his retirement in 1989. Seven years after his retirement, Rozelle died of brain cancer at the age of 70 at Rancho Santa Fe, California, and was interred at El Camino Memorial Park in San Diego.

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