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Former Cowboys WR Golden Richards, famous Super Bowl catch, dies at 73

Former Dallas Cowboys receiver Golden Richards, known for his blond hair, passed away at 73. His nephew confirmed the death.

Golden Richards, the former Dallas Cowboys receiver with his iconic blond hair, passed away at the age of 73 from congestive heart failure at his home in Murray. His nephew, Lance Richards, confirmed the news on Facebook, expressing his fond memories of hunting trips and football discussions with his uncle. Golden Richards, a standout at BYU, had a successful seven-season career in the NFL, known for his deep-play threat with the Cowboys. He made a lasting impact in the 1978 Super Bowl, catching a touchdown pass that secured the Cowboys' second championship. Despite health problems and drug addiction after retiring, he remained sober for over a decade. Diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2011, he spent his final years with his adult sons Goldie Jr. and Jordan, facing numerous health challenges, including multiple hip surgeries. His brother, Doug Richards, reflected on Golden's resilience and his peaceful passing, recognizing his strength until the end.

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