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Browns EVP Bryan Wiedmeier passes away after battle with brain cancer

A sad day for the Browns.

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A highly esteemed member of the Cleveland Browns organization passed away on Tuesday.

Executive Vice President Bryan Wiedmeier died today at the age of 57, following a 4-year battle with brain cancer, the club announced today.

Wiedmeier far surpassed the initial 15-month diagnosis given by his doctors, bravely fighting cancer while working for the Browns.

The longtime NFL vet worked for 35 years in the league, including the last six with the Browns.

In the news release, owners Jimmy and See Haslam said:

"It's with heavy hearts that we mourn the passing of Bryan Wiedmeier. We were very fortunate to have gotten to know him during our time with the Browns. Bryan truly is a special person, exactly the type of person you want in your organization and on a personal level as a friend. He would always put others before himself and we always valued his opinion because of his vast experience in the league. We had the opportunity to spend some time with Bryan and his family last week and were really moved by his spirit at this most difficult time. He loved his family and will be sorely missed. Our sympathy goes out to Mary and his family."

From all of us at DBN, our thoughts and condolences go out to the Wiedmeier family at this difficult time.