(KCEN) -- Famed NFL player and actor Alex Karras has died.
Karras died this morning at his home in Los Angeles from kidney failure.
As an actor, Karras played dozens of roles.
Many may remember him as "George Papadapolis," the adoptive father in the 1980s sitcom "Webster."
Others knew him from his role as the bull riding "Mongo" in the movie "Blazing Saddles."
Before acting, Karras gained fame in the NFL as an all-pro defensive lineman.
Karras' family says he also suffered from heart disease and dementia.
He was among the more than 3,500 NFL players suing the league over the treatment of head injuries.
Karras was 77.