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Chiefs fan with terminal cancer sees team win Super Bowl before passing

Posted at 8:07 PM, Mar 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-04 12:05:44-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Chiefs fan who had been battling terminal cancer died Monday night, while wearing his AFC Championship T-shirt.

Ed Titus’ granddaughter told 41 Action News it was unusual for him to wear a T-shirt because he was “always cold.” He died not long after asking for the shirt.

Titus, 80, loved classic cars, hot rods, the Kansas Jayhawks and the Kansas City Chiefs.


He had cheered on the Chiefs since their early days and remembered the team winning its first Super Bowl during the 1969 season. Titus previously told 41 Action News that he hoped to cheer for his team one last time.

“I’m just hanging in there as long as I can,” he said. “This is the one I’m waiting for.”

Titus’ family plans to bury him wearing a Chiefs Super Bowl shirt, as well as with a Chiefs flag.