Alex Spanos has passed away at the age of 95.

Spanos bought a majority stake in the-then San Diego Chargers in 1984 and later installed his son, Dean Spanos, as his successor.

“We have no words that can adequately express our sadness with his passing,” the club said in a statement. “We will continue to honor his legacy by dedicating ourselves to making a difference in the community and throughout our country.”

The Spanos family has owned the Chargers since Alex Spanos, a construction magnate from Stockton, bought a controlling interest for $48.3 million from Eugene Klein.