Detroit Lions legend Mel Farr Passes at 71

Mel Farr. The Legend.

Mel Farr. The Legend.

Anyone who was raised in Detroit knows about NFL legend Mel Farr. If you didn’t know him from playing football, then you knew him from his commercials for his Ford dealership. He was a regular site on many televisions in Detroit in the 80s and 90s. With his brown suit and red cap, Mel Farr fought high prices and was probably the first black man many knew who owned his own dealership.

Well Detroit lost that legend last night when 71 year old Mel Farr died suddenly in his home. According to the Detroit Free Press, his cause of death is unknown pending autopsy. Funeral arraignments have yet to be made. My condolences go out to his family.


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