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Bills superfan Pancho Billa dies after battle with cancer

Kim Pegula and Pancho Billa Photo: Kim Pegula / Twitter. Kim Pegula and Pancho Billa

May 14, 2019 12:18 PM

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Buffalo Bills' ultimate superfan has passed away after his battle with cancer.

The family of Ezra Castro, aka Pancho Billa, announced his passing on his Twitter account Tuesday.

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They tweeted:

Our hearts broken as we have lost our dear brother ezra "Pancho Billa" this morning. We are thankful and forever grateful for all the love and support during this journey. Ezra was surrounded by family and loved ones. At this time we ask for privacy as we mourn our loss.

The Buffalo Bills tweeted the following message:

A Bills fan through-and-through, and an inspiration to us all. Pancho Billa, we’ll miss you. #VivaLosBills #BillsMafia

Kim Pegula, president and CEO of Pegula Sports and Entertainment, and president of both the Bills and Sabres, said in a tweet, "Pancho was a pillar of positive strength and energy for me and all of #BillsMafia."

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