Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/9/12
A long-time friend of former Lions defensive tackle Alex Karras said Karras has suffered kidney failure and has only a few days to live, the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News reported Monday. Karras, 77, played for the Lions for 12 seasons between 1958 and 1970 and was named All-Pro three times. He later had a successful acting career in movies and television. Tom McInerney Sr. told both Detroit papers that Karras' wife, Susan Clark, called him last Wednesday and said he had kidney failure and only had a few days to live. Karras is currently in his California home with his family, and McInerney talked to Clark again on Monday. "She said if you came out here it wouldn't be worth his while because right now he's talking about he wants to see his (deceased) mother and dad, and he's on morphine, he's on oxygen. She said it's maybe a couple, three days at the most," McInerney told the Free Press. Karras had previously been diagnosed with dementia and is part of a law...
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