The mother of Washington Football Team owner Dan Snyder has passed away, the team said Monday in a statement.
The statement did not provide date or cause of death for Arlette Snyder, who owned 6.5 percent of the franchise.
“Mrs. Snyder was a kind, gentle and generous woman who was loved and greatly admired by all who knew her,” the statement read, in part. “She will be deeply missed and forever in our hearts. The Snyder family requests that their privacy be respected as they grieve the passing of their mother and grandmother.”
Dan Snyder has been the majority owner of the team since 1999. Earlier this year, he bought the approximately 40 percent share of the team’s minority owners, giving his family full ownership of the franchise for the first time.
His sister, Michelle, owns 12.6 percent.
Dan Snyder’s wife, Tanya Snyder, currently is in charge of the team’s day-to-day operations in her new capacity as co-CEO. On July 1, the NFL fined Washington $10 million as a result of the independent workplace review into the franchise’s culture.
–Field Level Media