Longtime Chargers Owner Alex Spanos Dies at 95

Chargers owner Alex Spanos watches his team warm up for their game with the Buffalo Bills at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego on Oct. 28, 2001. (Credit: Stephen Dunn/Allsport)

Chargers owner Alex Spanos watches his team warm up for their game with the Buffalo Bills at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego on Oct. 28, 2001. (Credit: Stephen Dunn/Allsport)

Longtime Chargers owner Alex Spanos died Tuesday morning, the franchise announced. He was 95.

Spanos, the son of Greek immigrants, made his fortune as a landlord and apartment builder, and purchased the San Diego Chargers in 1984. He ran the club for two decades before passing along the day-to-day responsibilities to his children.

“Aside from being a celebrated businessman and generous philanthropist, Alex’s greatest joy and source of pride was his family,” the Chargers said in a written statement. “His beloved wife Faye, his four children, his 15 grandchildren and his 12 great-grandchildren always came first.”

Spanos was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 70 years, who died in August at age 92.

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