Former Patriots tight end Russ Francis has passed away

He was 70 years old

Francis died in a plane crash in Lake Placid New York

Francis played for the Patriots from 1975-1980 and 1987-1988

He was a two-time All-Pro and a three-time Pro Bowler

Francis was a member of the Patriots Hall of Fame

He was also a member of the Patriots 35th Anniversary Team

Francis was a fan favorite and a respected member of the Patriots community

He will be deeply missed

Our thoughts and prayers are with Francis' family and friends

Rest in peace, Russ Francis