With the passing of Hall of Fame quarterback Len Dawson,

the Chiefs Kingdom lost a fundamental piece in the franchise's

legendary history on Wednesday.A team legend and Kansas City icon,

Dawson led the Chiefs to their first Super Bowl victory in 1969.

He was remembered by Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt,

who expressed his deepest sympathies to the Dawson family in a statement.

My family and I are heartbroken. Lane Dawson is synonymous with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Lane embraced and came to join Kansas City and the people who called it home. 

Len Dawson achieved tremendous success in his 19-year career

as one of the most prolific passersby of his generation.