Houston Oilers’ Legendary Mascot Art Horridge Passed Away
It’s so hard for us to announce that sadly we were informed the Houston Oilers mascot ‘Roughneck’ Art Horridge passed away on May 20, 2022, at the age of 86. May he rest in peace.
There was not a louder football stadium than the Astrodome in the late 1970s. Great ones such as Earl Campbell and Elvin Bethea had lots of works to do with that Luv Ya Blue fervor, while some of the honor belongs to Art Horridge.
Horridge, Horridge who spent more than two decades as the Houston Oilers’ mascot they called Roughneck, lost his life at the age of 86, according to KPRC2’s Randy McIlvoy.
Oilers always appeared with a Columbia blue shirt over his shoulder pads with a shiny chrome hardhat remembered with the Oilers’ oil derrick logo and he carried a 48-inch rig wrench, which he used to implore the Astrodome to make some noise.
Before the Oilers’ 1979 AFC Championship Game in Pittsburgh, Horridge told The Washington Post that he used to carry a plastic wrench with him at games, but he switched to a real one that weighed 44 pounds after some Steelers fans tried to rough him up in Pittsburgh after the AFC title game the previous season.
The news came out just days after Andrew Woolfolk’s cause of death was released. He passed away, announced officially on April 26, 2022, at the age of 71, due to a long-term illness.
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Art Horridge Passed away Unexpectedly
At this time there is no data about who how Art Horridge passed away and official sources have not released any detailed reports yet!
Our team does not confirm any rumors about his death, but you can be sure that we are trying our best to find related information about the tragedy and provide the latest updates as soon as possible; but, do not forget that family privacy should be respected.
Art Horridge at 86 was remembered as a long-time serving mascot for the Oilers, family man, devoted personnel, of a lovely personality, good at heart, awesome fellow, and friend to many has passed away leaving his entire family and group of friends in total sadness.
We pray that the Great Lord will grant his Family and Friends the fortitude to bear their loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with them.
Also, a day ago we learned that sadly the New Canaan’s legendary coach Don Usher passed away on May 18, 2022, at the age of 80. May he rest in peace and his loved ones received enough power from God to deal with the great loss.
The heartbreaking news was confirmed by Sportswriter and podcaster for GametimeC Scott Ericson in a statement shared on Twitter.
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The statement read, “Former legendary New Canaan basketball coach Don Usher has died after a fight with cancer. Brought two NC teams to the CIAC Class LL championship game. #ctbb.”