In less than ideal news, it was recently announced that former Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator Gunther Cunningham has passed away at the age of 72.
Long-time NFL coach Gunther Cunningham, who served as the Chiefs' HC from 1999-2000 and as a defensive coordinator for the Raiders and Lions as well, passed away over the weekend. He was 72.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 13, 2019
Cunningham holds a special place in many fans’ hearts for the fire and passion he coached with. Fans turned to social media to shared their sympathies and favorite memories. For me personally, very few things will touch me more than watching Gunther detail the moment he found out Derrick Thomas had been in the wreck that ultimately took his life.
I grew up with the Gunther Cunningham defense in KC and he represented what my idea of a defensive coach should be. He is one guy, even after his struggles, that seemed to remain beloved by Chiefs fans! RIP Coach, prayers to Coaches family, today is a sad day! pic.twitter.com/IWr7hE47mP— ChiefBearcat (@Chief_Bearcat) May 13, 2019
Rest in peace Gunther, Chiefs Kingdom will always remember you.