Washington Redskins fan “Chief Zee” watches the game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Dec. 27, 2003, at FedEx Field in Washington, D.C.
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The Washington Redskins' unofficial mascot, Chief Zee, has died.

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Chief Zee, born Zema Williams, began attending games dressed in Native American garb in 1978. He was a staple at home games, often leading the crowd in celebration after a score, NBC Washington reports.

The news station notes that Williams died in his sleep and was not in good health, although it is unclear how he died.

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In April, word spread that the Redskins' biggest fan was going to be evicted; several fans contributed $5,000 to a GoFundMe page to help Williams stay in his home.

Read more at NBC Washington.