The nickname "Lenny the Cool" was given to Dawson after he assisted the Chiefs in winning their first Super Bowl.

Len Dawson, an 87-year-old broadcaster and hall-of-fame quarterback, passes away.

American icon Len Dawson was a Super Bowl champion, and a renowned broadcaster

Through the Kansas City-based television station KMBC, Dawson's family released a statement to confirm his passing.

Dawson had been deteriorating in health for a while, but no cause of death was disclosed.

On August 12th, Dawson entered a hospice in Kansas City.

In 1987, Dawson was honoured as a player into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and inducted as a broadcaster in 2012.

Dawson remain with the Chiefs for 47 years total, including 14 as a player and 33 as a broadcaster.

Hall of Fame president Jim Porter said The flag at the Pro Football Hall of Fame will be flown at half-staff in his honor.”