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Mourning the Loss of a Great Fan


Azel Wendell Grasty Sr., more commonly known to the members of Raider Nation as Oaktown Pirate, passed away on Monday at the age of 57.

Wearing a complete pirate outfit, Grasty was a fixture at Raiders games for many years and was one of the more recognizable members of the Black Hole.

His death has affected the entirety of Raider Nation, and Raiders punter Marquette King took to social media to send his condolences to the beloved Raiders fan.

Our thoughts are with Azel's family and friends as they go through this challenging time.

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