Kansas City Chiefs band leader Tony DiPardo has passed away, his family told FOX 4.
“Our grandpa passed away this morning at St. Luke’s. It was very peaceful, surrounded by family and friends. He was a wonderful man, a great grandfather, great husband, great father and he will be missed by all, ” the family said in a statement.
The long-time Kansas City Chiefs band leader had been ill and hospitalized in December after a brain aneurysm. DiPardo was 98.
Thoughts and prayers to the DiPardo family.