Despite Reports, Ex-Viking O. Thomas Is Still Alive

The Minnesota Vikings had some sad news to share on Wednesday - former All-Pro safety Orlando Thomas had passed away. Officials from Orlando’s alma mater, the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, had informed the team of Thomas’ passing, so the Vikings put up the story on their official website. Upon learning this information, the MINNEAPOLIS STAR-TRIBUNE also put up their own blog post about Orlando’s death.

Yes, it would be very sad news - had Thomas actually passed away.

Orlando Thomas Vikings

(Contrary to the Vikes, Cajuns & Trib, Orlando Thomas is not dead yet. And contrary to this photo, he does not have four arms.)

As Mark Twain was once quoted, “Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” And now Orlando is free to use that clever quip for himself. However, although he may still be alive, he is not in the best of health.

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