NFL retired kicker Tom Dempsey died Saturday night at a hospital in Louisiana due to coronavirus. According to the news of the sources, he died in the fight against coronavirus at the age of 73.
— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) August 4, 2012
Investigations from sources have revealed that he had contracted the disease after coming in contact with a coronavirus infected person at Lambeth House retirement home in New Orleans.
According to a news, 15 people have died from this old age home.
On November 8, 1970 Saints PK Tom Dempsey kicked the game-winning 63 yard FG versus the Lions at Tulane stadium, 19-17. 🙏🏻🏈
Rest In Peace PK Thomas John Dempsey
(January 12, 1947 – April 4, 2020) pic.twitter.com/SsDh6OuTt9
— AFL GODFATHER (@NFLMAVERICK) April 5, 2020
On his death, many people have shared posts on social media paying tribute to him.
The NFL’s news agency around the NFL wrote in its post that “Here’s Tom Dempsey’s shoe. Despite being born with half a right foot, he nailed a 63-yard FG for the @Saints in 1970.”