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Art Modell, Former Baltimore Ravens Owner, Dead at 87

Brought Baltimore a Super Bowl victory four years after bringing it an NFL franchise

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Art Modell, an entrepreneurial owner who restored a National Football League franchise to Baltimore in 1996 and delivered a Super Bowl championship four years later, died Thursday of natural causes at Johns Hopkins Hospital at the age of 87, according to the team and his son, David.

"Sadly, I can confirm that my father died peacefully of natural causes at four this morning," former Ravens president David Modell said in a statement. "My brother, John Modell, and I were with him when he finally rejoined the absolute love of his life, my mother Pat Modell, who passed away last October.

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