Cantrell: Benson was 'fabric' of New Orleans

Cantrell: Benson was 'fabric' of New Orleans
Tom Benson died at the age of 90. (FOX 8)

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - After the passing of Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson, Mayor-Elect LaToya Cantrell issued a statement offering her condolences to his family and the entire city.

"For more than four decades, Tom Benson has been an integral part of the social, civic, and entrepreneurial fabric of New Orleans. Today, I am saddened to learn of his passing and extend my deepest sympathies to his wife Gayle and to his children and grandchildren. His legacy will live on in the city of New Orleans for generations to come. May our dear friend, deservedly, rest in peace."

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