fanatic Zema Williams, better known as Chief Zee, passed away recently.
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Williams’ legacy began in 1978 during a Monday Night Football matchup between the Redskins arch rival, the Dallas Cowboy. Dressed from head to toe in full Native American attire with the Redskins branded burgundy and gold colors, Williams rarely missed a home game. He carried his signature toy tomahawk throughout the stadium while he rooted his favorite team to victory.
According to a statement released by the team early this week, “The will always appreciate Zema Williams’ unique passion and dedication to our football team and his fellow fans.”
Chief Zee was a staple within the Washington DC community and known as a celebrity to all fans.
“I’ve never seen faces from infants on up, light up as much as when Chief Zee walked in a room,” said Redskins fan Christie Lopez to WRC-TV.
“This is devastating and he will be with us in spirit for sure,” said Redskins fan Tamika Rector to WRC-TV.
Chief Zee received national recognition in 2000 for his love and pride of being a Redskins faithful. He was inducted into the Visa Hall of Fame Fan Exhibit. Williams’ picture was on display in the museum for the world to see how devoted he was to the team.
Hear what other fans had to say about Chief Zee, courtesy of NBCWashington.Com