Titans owner Bud Adams found dead in his Houston home

Titans owner Bud Adams found dead in his Houston home

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FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2010, file photo, Tennessee Titans coach Jeff Fisher, right, talks with Titans owner Bud Adams prior to an NFL preseason football game against the New Orleans Saints at LP Field in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans announced Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, that Fisher will no longer be their coach. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)

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by KHOU.com staff

WHAS11.com

Posted on October 21, 2013 at 2:09 PM

HOUSTON – Tennessee Titans’ owner Bud Adams has died at age 90 in Houston, the team confirmed Monday.

Adams' body was found in his River Oaks home after police were called for a welfare check, according to sources.

Adams moved the Oilers to Tennessee and they became the Titans in 1997.

Houston returned to the NFL in 2002 when the Texans began play.

His death comes just days after the death of former Houston Oilers coach Bum Phillips.

Phillips died Friday night at the age of 90 at his home on Goliad.

“He meant a great deal to this franchise, the NFL and the city of Houston, and he was instrumental to the Oilers during the Luv Ya Blue era,” Adams said of Phillips. “Growing up in Texas and working his way up through the Texas football ranks, he was a natural match for our team. Those were such magical years, and his leadership and personality helped our team rise to the top.”

The Oilers went 11-5 in 1980 but lost to Oakland in the AFC wild-card round and Adams fired Phillips.

Adams is survived by two daughters and seven grandchildren.

His wife, Nancy, died in 2009 after 62 years of marriage.

Check back for updates to this developing story.

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