Broncos Country is mourning the loss of team owner Pat Bowlen. The family says he passed away Thursday night peacefully at home surrounded by family. Bowlen had relinquished control of the franchise in 2014 when he acknowledged publicly he was dealing with Alzheimer's disease. Team president Joe Ellis took over the day-to-day operations of the club when he stepped away.
Bowlen purchased the club in 1984 and was at the helm for more than 300 victories during his 30 seasons. During that time, the Broncos won three Super Bowls and seven AFC championships, most recently in 2015. He will be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 3rd in Canton. Bowlen was 75 years old.