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This Day in Black History: Nov. 1, 1999

This Day in Black History: Nov. 1, 1999

NFL running back Walter Payton dies from liver disease.

Published November 1, 2011

Walter Payton, legendary running back of the Chicago Bears, died of liver disease at age 45. Payton was the NFL's all-time leading rusher at the time of his death.

 (Photo: Mike Powell/Getty Images)

Written by Britt Middleton

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