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PanchoBilla enters Hospice (Has now passed away)

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RIP Ezra, A wonderful man, nice guy, great dad and a true member of the Bills family. Godspeed to you.

 

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8 minutes ago, billsfan5121 said:

This may have been said, but if anyone thinks this is just “another guy” kind of thing, his death is literally on the home page of NFL.com.

Bills superfan Pancho Billa dies after cancer fight

 

The Buffalo Bills community is mourning the loss of one of its most passionate fans on Tuesday.

 

Ezra Castro, better known by his superfan persona "Pancho Billa," died on Tuesday morning following a lengthy battle with cancer, his family announced on Twitter. He was 39 years old.

 

A Texas native and recognizable figure in the Bills Mafia, Castro became a symbol of strength in the Bills community after doctors discovered a cancerous tumor in his spine during the 2017 season, according to the Buffalo News. Bills fans started a GoFundMe page in Dec. 2017 to raise $30,000 for Castro's medical expenses. As of Tuesday, they had raised over $47,000.

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Rest in Peace Good Man-Pancho Billa

 

 

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33 minutes ago, Hapless Bills Fan said:

 

You are correct on the rules and red tape.  That is All.

 

Huh?  

 

 

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RIP Pancho. 

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1 hour ago, Tatonka68 said:

The Bills should make September 29th Pancho Billa memorial day. The game against the New England Patriots. Think about this before the a remembrance video on the Jumbo-tron, bring his whole family onto the field so Bills fans can give them love and dedicate the game to his memory just before kickoff. The Bills would be so juiced up they would wipe the Patriots out 48-0. It would be awesome and exactly what Pancho would of wanted. #PanchoPower

 

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I have us winning this game in my extremely well-thought-out predictions for the season... an official tribute to Pancho during it would just be the icing on the cake!

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My good friend Pancho... may you Rest In Peace. You are already tremendously missed and will always be remembered fondly. The memories you made from the lives you touched to your participation in these last couple of drafts will live on in BillsMafia lore for all time. I’m confident in saying that you will be one of the first things we all think about the day that the Lombardi Trophy comes home to Buffalo.

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RIP, Pancho. Thanks for always representing us with class, dignity, and passion. Thoughts and prayers to the family and his myriad of friends. So sad when we lose one of our own and all too soon in the prime of life. You will be missed but never forgotten.

 

Vaya con Dios, amigo. 

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Never had a chance to meet him, but feel like I knew him nonetheless.   As a fan base, we are known nationally for knucklehead antics at the stadium, but he was one of the many good symbols that Bills fans are all about and helped bring that hard working, never give up attitude to the national spotlight.  Thoughts and prayers to his family

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RIP Poncho. This is a sad reminder of how short and precious life is. You will not be forgotten with how many peoples lives you touched. 

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Just a classy guy taken way to soon that helped represent us fans like no other. This is truly sad news for our Bills community :(

 

Thank you Pancho for being you and RIP. 

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1 hour ago, Hapless Bills Fan said:

 

You are correct on the rules and red tape.  That is All.

Can they petition the league to wear a Pancho power patch on their jersey? Definitely put sombrero on the wall!!

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Very sad news. This young man seemed to captivate the team and embody the city even thought he wasn't a native WNYer. God bless him and his family during this extremely difficult time.

 

And to the folks on this thread trashing other people for wanting to do something to be nice, bring awareness or financially support this man through his terrible ordeal you should absolutely be ashamed of yourself. Whining that you were here for the bad years when 90% of us have all been through the losses and continued losing. We can't help when we were born and became fans, but you being an older person should have enough class not to say anything at all. But yet here you are. 

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RIP Pancho, our Bills Mafia brother. You embodied our spirit, our resilience. Deepest sympathies to Erza’s family. Buffalo will finally bring one home for you, Pancho Billa. 

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It's extremely rare for a single fan to resonate throughout the entire NFL.  It's takes someone that special like Pancho.

 

Pancho and his family will never be forgotten.  A true legacy was built.

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Cancer sucks. Prayers to his family and loved ones. 

 

Heaven has one more Bills fan. 

 

 

RIP

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