METAIRIE, La. (Associated Press) - New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson has died at 90, according to his teams' spokespeople.
He had been hospitalized in February with the flu.
Benson has owned the New Orleans Saints since 1985 and bought the New Orleans Pelicans in 2012.
In recent years, Benson has overhauled his estate plan so that his third wife, Gayle, would be first in line to inherit control of the two major professional franchises.