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September 29, 1923 - October 18, 2013
| Age 90
KRISTIE RIEKEN, The Associated Press
HOUSTON (AP) — Bum Phillips, the folksy Texas football icon who coached the Houston Oilers during their Luv Ya Blue heyday and later led the New Orleans Saints, died Friday. He was 90.
"Bum is gone to Heaven," son Wade Phillips tweeted Friday night. "Loved and will be missed by all — great Dad, Coach, and Christian."
Phillips died at his ranch in Goliad.
Wade Phillips is the Houston Texans' defensive coordinator.
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"Our sympathy to Bum's family. Bum will leave a cherished memory
for our family. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light
shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen"
"A one of a kind gentleman. I am proud to have known him. May the Lord bless and be with you, Debbie, Wade and family."
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