BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Buffalo Bills President Russ Brandon has told NFL owners that Bills owner Ralph Wilson has died.
Brandon made the announcement at the league's winter meetings in Orlando on Tuesday. Wilson was 95.
The cause of death not revealed, but Wilson had been in failing health for several years.
Wilson was the founder and sole owner of the Bills after establishing the team with the upstart American Football League in 1960. He was inducted into the Football Hall of Fame in 2009.
The Oakland Raiders, whose longtime managing general partner Al Davis was a contemporary of Wilson, issued the following statement:
"Mark Davis, Carol Davis and the rest of the Raider family wish to express our condolences to the Wilson family at this time."