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Tose bought Eagles in 1969 for $16.15 million

Updated: April 16, 2003, 8:47 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Leonard Tose, a former Philadelphia Eagles owner and jet-setter who gambled away his fortune, died Tuesday at 88.

Tose died in his sleep in the hospice wing of St. Agnes Medical Center in Philadelphia, former Eagles general manager Jim Murray said.

Tose, who made his fortune in the trucking business, once estimated he lost as much as $50 million gambling. He spent his last years alone in a downtown hotel room.

He bought the Eagles in 1969 for $16.15 million, then ...

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