09/03/2016 12:59 EDT | Updated 09/04/2017 01:12 EDT

NewsAlert: Former CFL pioneer and Norman Kwong dead at 86

CALGARY — A former Canadian Football League pioneer who later served as Alberta's lieutenant governor has died.

A statement released by Norman Kwong's family says the 86-year-old died Saturday in his sleep.

As an 18-year-old with the Calgary Stampeders in 1948, Kwong, who was born in Calgary, was the youngest player to win the Grey Cup.

Kwong was also the first Chinese Canadian player in the league.

He served as lieutenant governor of Alberta from 2005 until 2010.

The family says details on funeral services will follow.


More to come.