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Posted: 03/27/2013 1:16 PM | Comments: 0
Last Modified: 03/27/2013 8:28 PM | Updates
Former Blue Bombers assistant coach and one-time University of Manitoba Bisons football coach Ron Lancaster Jr. has died. He was 50.
An official with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats said the younger Lancaster was found dead in his apartment in Hamilton on Tuesday night.
The cause of death was not immediately available.
Lancaster was an assistant with the Bombers during the 2004 season. The team released a statement mourning his passing today.
"The Lancaster name has deep roots in our league and our thoughts are with the entire family during this time," said Blue Bomber President and CEO Garth Buchko.
Lancaster, who also worked as an assistant coach for the Toronto Argonauts, Edmonton Eskimos and Hamilton Tiger-Cats, died at home according to multiple media reports.
As an assistant coach, Lancaster helped take five teams to the Grey Cup and won three. He was predeceased by his father, iconic CFL quarterback and coach Ron Lancaster Sr., who died in 2008.
— with files from The Canadian Press
Updated on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 1:42 PM CDT: Adds Blue Bomber statement.
8:28 PM: minor edit, adds his age
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