Friday marks one year since the death of Saints, Pelicans owner Tom Benson

Friday marks one year since the death of Saints, Pelicans owner Tom Benson
March 15, 2019 marks the one-year anniversary of Tom Benson’s death at the age of 90

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - March 15 is the one-year anniversary of New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson’s death at the age of 90.

Benson died after suffering complications from the Flu.

Benson was born on July 12, 1927 and bought the New Orleans Saints in 1985 from Houston oil heir John Mecom in 1985 for a reported $70 million.

Gayle Benson is now the sole owner of the Saints and Pelicans.

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