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Man known as Redskins unofficial mascot passes away

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Posted at 6:09 PM, Jul 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-19 18:13:20-04

LANDOVER, Md. – Zema Williams, known as “Chief Zee” to Washington Redskins fans, has died.

Williams, who attended home games since the 1970s, was the unofficial mascot of the Redskins. In a statement, the team said, “The Washington Redskins will always appreciate Zema Williams’ unique passion and dedication to our football team and his fellow Washington Redskins’ fans.”

A vigil is planned at Redskins Park Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.