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Former Houston Texans General Manager Rick Smith’s Wife Passed Away

Tiffany Smith, the wife of the Texans’ former general manager, passed away yesterday.

Houston Texans Rookie Minicamp Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

At the end of the 2017 season, Rick Smith stepped down from the general manager role with the Texans after his wife Tiffany was diagnosed with breast cancer. His official statement last year read:

With Smith no longer acting as the Texans’ GM, Brian Gaine was hired as general manager. Smith’s stated intention was to return in some sort of role in the future. What that role was going to be was fluid with Gaine serving as the general manager.

Whatever Smith’s future plans were don’t matter at all anymore. Sadly, his wife Tiffany passed away yesterday. This was the team’s official statement in reaction to the tragic news:

Rick issued this statement:

Our thoughts, prayers, and condolences are with the Smith family.