Fomer NFL WR Freddie Solomon dies

Updated: February 14, 2012, 1:26 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

SAN FRANCISCO -- Freddie Solomon, the former Miami Dolphins and 49ers wide receiver who became known as "Fabulous Freddie" and committed himself to community service for decades, died Monday. He was 59.

The 49ers announced the passing of Solomon, who lived in Florida and had battled cancer over the past year. He played on the first of the franchise's four Super Bowl championship teams in the 1980s during an 11-year NFL career.

"The 49ers lost a member of our family today. ...

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