He leaves as a champion, having won the 50th Super Bowl earlier this year.
Another passage today - Nancy Reagan died at the age of 94.
She was known for her love of the color red and for the adoring gazes she kept on her husband, the late President Ronald Reagan.
The years took a toll on Mrs. Reagan, as they do on all of us.
This photograph was taken on her 94th birthday, last July.
And finally, there's New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who condemned Donald Trump as not fit for the job of President before he dropped out of the race and endorsed him.
So it goes.