Stephen A. Crockett Jr.
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.

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.

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.

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